Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday

January 11, 2017 – As we begin 2017, Canadians are coming together to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation – reflecting on the history that has shaped our country today, and sharing a vision for Canada’s future.

Giving a gift of empowerment

December 8, 2016 – Holidays are a time of giving, to be shared with family and friends. But in Ghiramara, a rural village in Bangladesh, strong family ties bond the community together throughout the year. In this village, parents and grandparents go above and beyond to craft a brighter future for their children – literally!

Aga Khan Foundation Canada supports programs designed to educate families on parenting skills, nutrition, and hygiene, and to encourage parents – both fathers and mothers – to play an active role in their child’s development. Sometimes, that means putting local crafting skills to good use.

$50,000 for the best in global development journalism

December 8, 2016 – Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are thrilled to announce two new recipients of the Fellowship for International Development Reporting. Journalists Frédérick Lavoie and Jennifer Yang will each receive $25,000 to report on critical global issues.

Inspiring Hope. Syria: A Living History at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

December 7, 2016 – Let the rich artistic traditions of Syria inspire you this holiday season. From now until February 26, 2017, the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto brings together artifacts and artworks that reveal another side of a country seen today through stories of conflict, destruction and human suffering.

Banking on technology: Unlocking potential for the world’s two billion “unbanked”

November 8, 2016– Imagine if you woke up tomorrow and your bank had disappeared.

Not just the bricks and mortar building, but the menu of services it puts at your fingertips… a debit card, a mortgage, somewhere safe to stash your nest egg.

Now, imagine – without that bank, try getting a loan to open a business. Try paying your university tuition. Or, if you don’t have cash on hand, try something as simple as buying lunch.