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  • The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie together with Ambassador Marc-André Blanchard, the Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations, welcoming His Highness the Aga Khan to Canada on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee.
    AKDN / Zahur Ramji
His Highness the Aga Khan's Diamond Jubilee visit to Canada

Ottawa, Canada, 1 May 2018 – His Highness the Aga Khan arrived in Ottawa today as part of an international celebration of his Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years as spiritual leader of the global Shia Ismaili Muslim community. The visit takes place at the invitation of the Government of Canada and includes an official dinner at Rideau Hall on Wednesday 2 May, hosted by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, the Governor General of Canada, meetings of the Global Centre for Pluralism; and community gatherings in Vancouver and Calgary.