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.

Scaling Up Affordable, Quality, and Contextually Relevant Preschool Provision in Kenya (MECP)

Duration: 2018-2021 Location: Kenya Reach: 10,000 children aged 4 to 6 (5,000 girls and 5,000 boys) Budget: $2 million (Grand Challenges

Assessment of Different Implementation Models of Health and Health-related Sustainable Development Goals (IM-SDG)

Duration: 2018-2019 Location: Global Reach: This is a research project with no direct beneficiaries. Budget: $560,000 (International Development Research Centre: $280,000;

Strengthening Partnerships to Advance Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Adolescents in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique (SPARC)

Duration: 2018-2023 Location: Mozambique Reach: 449,500 people (234,600 women and adolescent girls; 214,900 men and adolescent boys) Budget: $21.9 million (Global

Local partners: global citizens

Over the past five years, an unprecedented partnership with the Government of Canada enabled AKFC to collaborate with over 80 institutions to engage, inform, and inspire Canadians.

Together: An exhibition on global development

The award-winning Together exhibition criss-crossed the country between 2015-2017, visiting all ten provinces and Canada’s North.

A home away from home

In Bamyan, Afghanistan, a Canadian-supported dormitory has become a powerful tool for breaking down significant barriers to education for young women and girls.

80,000 reasons to be inspired

I have read every card. Every card that was left in AKFC’s award-winning Together exhibition on our visitors’ hopes and dreams for a better world.

Dispatch from the field: It takes a village

Elizabeth Kuroyedov is part of the 2017-2018 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She is currently placed with Aga Khan Rural Support Program India (AKRSPI).

It takes a village

We were all once children. We were all once young, full of hope and potential.