About Us

Aga Khan Foundation Canada partners with Canadians and communities overseas to build a better future for everyone.

Committed to breaking the cycle of poverty, AKFC is an international development organization and registered Canadian charity. Since 1980, we have improved millions of lives in Africa and Asia, working in partnership with the Government of Canada and diverse Canadian institutions and individuals.

>> Our Team

AKFC is part of the global Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a family of development agencies with individual mandates that address the social, economic and cultural dimensions of development. His Highness the Aga Khan is our Network’s founder and chair.

>> About His Highness the Aga Khan

We take a holistic approach to development challenges, tackling poverty on multiple fronts, in 15 countries in Africa and Asia. We draw on the expertise and resources of the wider AKDN, including highly skilled local staff who can deliver programs and help monitor progress to ensure strong results and effective use of resources.

>> Our Work

In Canada, we empower the public to learn about global development, channel skills and expertise to support our work overseas, and promote learning and exchange within the development sector. Thanks to our committed volunteers across the country, we raise millions of dollars every year to support our work in Africa and Asia.

>> Get involved

AKFC is committed to safeguarding, which means it promotes respectful relations with and between all staff, associates, beneficiaries, and wider communities with whom it works, and takes all reasonable measures to prevent harm, including all forms of exploitation, abuse, bullying, harassment, and abuse of power that may arise from contact with its staff, programs or operations.

> > Read the AKFC Safeguarding Policy

Gender equality is at the heart of AKFC’s work in Canada and overseas. AKFC’s Gender Equality Policy sets out AKFC’s perspective on and approach to gender equality.

>> Read the AKFC Gender Equality Policy