Bringing Canadians Together: Celebrating 150 Years

Canadians… we are a country of leaders, innovators, and global citizens.

We understand that our differences make us stronger. And we want to contribute to a more peaceful, prosperous, equal, and pluralist world for all.

For more than 35 years, Aga Khan Foundation Canada has brought the best of Canada to the world to change people’s lives for the better.

And now, for Canada’s 150th anniversary, we invite you to join us to make an even bigger difference in the world – and celebrate all the ways that we are Canadian.
Find out how:

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Together: An Exhibition on Global Development

With new stories and displays, the Together exhibition will tour for its third summer in 2017, celebrating Canada’s leadership in poverty alleviation and global development. Watch for updates at and find out when the exhibition will be in your city.

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Development Champion Speakers

AKFC’s Development Champions, a group of dedicated volunteers across Canada, will be available to speak at Canada 150 events in your community. Their compelling stories promote discussion and learning on both local and global issues, inspiring Canadians to get involved in global development. Book a speaker today!

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World Partnership Walk

To celebrate Canada’s longstanding tradition of generosity, we are inviting Canadians to step forward in 2017 and join the World Partnership Walk, Canada’s largest public movement to fight global poverty. Visit to find out more.

Ottawa Welcomes the World

Join us for AKDN Day!

For more than 35 years, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)  has been present in Canada, working with institutions, government, and Canadians to help millions of people in Africa and Asia unlock their potential to build a better life. On October 2, 2017 we are inviting Canadians to celebrate the AKDN’s role in the world and its partnership with Canada on AKDN Day. This event will showcase the rich and diverse work of the AKDN and celebrate Canada’s role in the world.

Come experience this free event at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park in Ottawa featuring exhibits, art, music, and food.

AKDN Day is part of Ottawa 2017’s Ottawa Welcomes the World program, a series of world-class cultural events will promote and strengthen ties between nations on the occasion of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

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Growing our Community

Ottawa will get a little bit greener in 2017, when AKFC and Just Food brings Canadians together in 2017 to plant and maintain a new community garden. Find out how you can get involved.

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Visit the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Ottawa

Come for a free tour of the Delegation and learn about this architectural marvel and the wide-ranging social, economic, and cultural work of the Aga Khan Development Network.

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Calling all Global Citizens!

To learn about how you can get involved in Canada 150 and make a difference, subscribe today!