Aga Khan Foundation Canada: Adaptation and Innovation: Canada’s contributions to Humanitarian Response

Aga Khan Foundation to host a conference on Canada’s contributions to Humanitarian Response

The 2014 Canadian Humanitarian Conference will set the stage for a national conversation showcasing Canadian expertise in humanitarian response and related fields. A wide range of sectors will convene, representing the depth of Canadian contributions to humanitarian response, including in disaster risk management, logistics, health, governance and more. This year, the conference will be hosted…

Mahmood Nanji appointed to the Board of Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation

Mahmood Nanji appointed to the Board of Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation

Mahmood Nanji Associate Deputy Minister – Tax and Benefits Administration Ministry of Finance [Appointed July 2014] Mahmood Nanji is currently the Associate Deputy Minister, Tax and Benefits Administration in the Ministry of Finance. Prior to re-joining Finance in 2012, Mahmood was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Economic Development Division in the Ministry of Economic…

Zabeen Hirji: Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be

Zabeen Hirji: Toronto is diverse but not as inclusive as it could be

Toronto exemplifies multiculturalism, but struggles with inclusion and equality of opportunity. “Having diversity is interesting,” said Zabeen Hirji, chief human resources officer for the Royal Bank non-commitally. “It’s when you do something with it that it becomes powerful.” She had put her finger on one of the biggest challenges facing this city: moving from diversity…

Dr. Naheed Dosani: Meeting the end-of-life needs of the homeless and vulnerably housed: Taking palliative care to where patients are

Dr. Naheed Dosani: Meeting the end-of-life needs of the homeless and vulnerably housed: Taking palliative care to where patients are

St. Michael’s Inner City Health: Excerpt: Through the launch of a new pilot program starting this July, I’ll be heading out into the community with a team of health care professionals to provide palliative care to patients who are homeless and vulnerably housed. Our new program, called PEACH Palliative Education and Care for the Homeless,…

Carleton University Ottawa launches the Uganda Collection, via Tasneem Jamal

Carleton University Ottawa launches the Uganda Collection, via Tasneem Jamal

I had a the honour of being a part of the launch at Carleton University in Ottawa yesterday of the Uganda Collection – an archive of over 1,000 newspaper clippings, two video recordings, and a personal memoir that documents the expulsion of South Asians from Uganda in 1972. This is a magnificent collection (now digitized…

Interview with Almunir Remtulla, founding Chair of Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada about the successes of alliances

Interview with Almunir Remtulla, founding Chair of Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada about the successes of alliances

Alliance Conference Canada speaks with Almunir Remtulla, founding Chair of Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada JHAC about the Successes of Alliances. by Almeera Jaffer Almunir Remtulla, the founding Chairman of the Jubilee Hospitality Association Canada JHAC speaks to Alliance Conference Canada ACC about the success of the alliance and its future endeavors.JHAC is structured as a…

Carleton University, Ottawa, thanks the Fakirani family for donating to the Ugandan Asian Archives

Carleton University, Ottawa, thanks the Fakirani family for donating to the Ugandan Asian Archives

“It’s very important because it allows the family to share some of the experiences that we’d been through during the time that we had to leave the country and also the experience of settling into Canada,” said Nizar Fakirani, Hassanali and Sakinabai’s son. “We want to preserve this experience for the future generations. I hope…

Ishrath Velshi declares her candidacy for the Councillor in the City of Toronto

Ishrath Velshi declares her candidacy for the City of Toronto Councillor

On July 2nd, Ishrath Velshi declared her candidacy to run for the position of Councillor in Ward 26 in the City of Toronto which encompasses Bennington Heights, Leaside, Thorncliffe Park, Flemingdon Park and Wynford-Concorde. Being such a diverse and multicultural area, Ishrath’s dedication to community service, coupled with her work over the past few years…

Azim Jiwa appointed Executive Director of Manitoba Human Rights Commission

Azim Jiwa appointed Executive Director of Manitoba Human Rights Commission

Leadership changes announced at the Manitoba Human Rights Commission Azim Jiwa obtained his LL.B. from the University of Victoria in British Columbia in 1992.  His LL.M. research interests are in Constitutional Law with a particular emphasis on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the interplay of Immigration and Refugee Law with the Charter, and…

Justin Trudeau

Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau sends Kushiali Mubarak Greetings to His Highness and the entire Ismaili-Canadian Community

OTTAWA – The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Imamat Day: “Today, on Imamat Day, Ismailis in Canada and around the world come together to celebrate the anniversary of the ascension of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV to the Throne of Imamat. “For Ismailis,…

Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Imamat Day/Kushiali

Minister Kenney extends Heartfelt Congratulations to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan on the Anniversary of His Accession as Imam

Minister Kenney Issues Statement on Imamat Day/Kushiali The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on Imamat Day/Kushiali: “Today, Ismailis in Canada and around the world are celebrating the anniversary of the accession of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan as Imam of the Shi’a Ismaili Muslims in 1957. “Khushiali is a…

Moiz Bhamani, CEO, Prime Real Estate Group, win’s Calgary’s most respected ‘Leader’s of Tomorrow Award’

Moiz Bhamani, CEO, Prime Real Estate Group, win’s Calgary’s most respected ‘Leader’s of Tomorrow Award’

“Calgary is a terrifically exciting business community,” says Moiz Bhamani, the respected and experienced CEO of Prime Real Estate Group, a Calgary based full-service commercial real estate development and investment firm. “Calgary is a young city, with lots of entrepreneurs, new business ventures and established businesses that are growing. And despite the oil and gas…