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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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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.

Aga Khan Museum in Toronto to Open on 18 September 2014
18 August 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, will open its doors to the public on the 18th of September.

“Building for a Better Life” Exhibition Opens at UIA2014 Durban, South Africa
05 August 2014 - The exhibition “Building for a Better Life” opened at International Union of Architects World Congress today. The exhibition includes a survey of programmes of the AKDN that seek to have a positive impact on the built environment.

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