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Several AKDN agencies and affiliates are active in Canada. One of the most prominent institutions is the Aga Khan Foundation, which has mobilised funds for development initiatives in Eastern Africa and South and Central Asia, notably through the annual World Partnership Walk.

The Global Centre for Pluralism, to be built in the former Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, will be a major new international centre for research, education and exchange about the values, practices and policies that underpin pluralist societies.

The Aga Khan Museum, to be built in Toronto, Canada, will be dedicated to the acquisition, preservation and display of artefacts - from various periods and geographies - relating to the intellectual, cultural, artistic and religious heritage of Islamic communities.


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Aga Khan Reviews Progress of University of Central Asia’s Naryn Campus
03 November 2014 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chancellor of the University of Central Asia (UCA) today visited the Naryn campus, the first of UCA’s three new undergraduate campuses spread across the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.

Aga Khan Museum Opens to Public with Inaugural Exhibitions and Performing Arts Programme
18 September 2014 - The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual and scientific contributions that Muslim civilisations have made to world heritage, opened its doors to the public today. It also opened two temporary exhibitions open: The Garden of Ideas: Contemporary Art from Pakistan and In Search of the Artist: Signed Drawings and Paintings from the Aga Khan Museum Collection. The Performing Arts programme begins on September 20th with Routes of Andalusia and on 21st with Qalandar: Mugham, Dastgah, and Maqam.

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Aga Khan Open the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum
12 September 2014 - Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, and His Highness the Aga Khan formally opened the Ismaili Centre Toronto and Aga Khan Museum today. The Aga Khan Museum is the first museum in North America dedicated to the arts of Muslim civilisations.

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