What We Do

Nearly half of the world’s population — more than 3.5 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty (less than $1.25 a day), the majority of whom are in Africa and Asia.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada tackles the root causes of this poverty through a holistic and interconnected set of programs. These initiatives address people’s most pressing needs and enable them to unlock their full potential, with a particular focus on marginalized groups like women and girls.

Our programs aim to ensure access to high quality education and health care, ensure food security, improve economic well-being, and develop resilient communities and societies.

Sowing the seeds of potential

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, it is said, sets the stage for all future growth.

Daring to Deliver: Midwives on the Frontlines

Midwives are often on the frontlines of health care in developing countries, delivering crucial patient-centered care to women and their

Meet Mwatime

The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy, and creativity.

Dispatch from the field: Running the Distance

Aditya Rau was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. He participated in the International Development

Dispatch from the field: The Sound of Grief

Caro Rolando was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She participated in the media stream

Dispatch from the field: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Allie Shier was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She participated in the International Development

Dispatch from the field: An Ode to Ali

Gautham Krishnaraj was part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. He participated in the International Development

Projet d’amélioration de l’accès à des services éducatifs de qualité (PASEQ)

Duration: 2014-2017 Location: Mali Reach: 160,500 people (16,200 children and 144,300 parents and adults) Budget: $5.3 million (Global Affairs Canada: $4.5

East African Dialogue Series

Duration: 2014-2017 Location: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda Reach: This is a research project with no direct beneficiaries. Budget: $350,000 (AKFC: $150,000; International