5000 families in the UK to receive aid through Ismaili Muslim community’s “Share a Smile” Campaign

5000 families in the UK to receive aid through Ismaili Muslim community’s “Share a Smile” Campaign

3 July 2014, London–Over 5,000 homeless families in the United Kingdom will receive a parcel of essential items through a new campaign known as “Share a Smile” developed by the UK Ismaili Muslim Community. The parcels, which include baked beans, sweetcorn and soup as well as essential non-food items such as toothbrushes, toothpastes and socks,…

Sabrina Premji & Nadim Nasser: Two Amazing Young Professionals Taking Steps to End Global Poverty

Sabrina Premji & Nadim Nasser: Two Amazing Young Professionals Taking Steps to End Global Poverty

On Sunday May 25th, 2014, Toronto will join cities across Canada in the 30th annual World Partnership Walk, to increase awareness and raise funds to help fight global poverty. The Walk attracts tens of thousands of Canadians united in a common effort to bring hope and renewal to poor communities living in Asia and Africa.…

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For Canada’s Volunteer Week, Aga Khan Council President Malik Talib Tells Ismaili Volunteers, “You Are a Beacon of Islamic Ethics”

We wish you a lifetime of “enlightened self-fulfillment” The President of His Highness the Aga Khan Ismaili Council for Canada, Malik Talib, issued the following message through the community’s weekly newsletter “Al-Akhbar” as the country marks the National Volunteer Week from April 6-12:

2014 Volunteer Service Awards: Celebrating the Contributions of Ontario's Volunteers

2014 Volunteer Service Awards: Celebrating the Contributions of Ontario’s Volunteers

March 19, 2014 7:30 p.m.Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Ontario is celebrating the commitment and outstanding contributions of the more than 11,000 volunteers at 55 Ontario Volunteer Service Award ceremonies across the province. The Ontario Volunteer Service Awards recognize individual volunteers for continuous service to an organization. Certificates and trillium pins will be awarded for…

Youth Sheliza Kassam gets Calgary Award

The University of Calgary has been a Gold-level sponsor of the Calgary Awards and proud supporter of the Youth Award since 2009. This award is given to a young Calgarian whose exceptional volunteer and community achievements improved the quality of life in Calgary. This year’s winner was Sheliza Kassam, a dynamic 16-year-old who has dedicated…

Ismaili Volunteers and their Stories of Service – A Special New Series at Simerg.com

After a successful run of publications like ‘I Wish I’d Been There’, ‘The Jamatkhana’ and ‘Thanking Ismaili Historical Figures’, Simerg.com has announced a new series to celebrate the website’s 4th anniversary: Ismaili Volunteers and their Stories of Service – badged and non-badged The details of the series can be read by clicking Ismaili Volunteers and…

Ismaili Volunteers in London (Ont.) to receive Ontario Volunteer Service Award

Ontario’s medal and recognition programs celebrate the people who make our province a better place to live. The Ontario Volunteer Service Award recognizes individual volunteers for continuous years of commitment and dedicated service to an organization. 2013 Volunteer Service Awards - April 26th 2013 Amin Alidina, Shia Imami Ismailia Council for Ontario – 20 Years Yasmine…

Senator Mobina Jaffer delivers Statement in the Senate Chamber on His Highness the Aga Khan's recent address to parliament

Recent speech delivered in the Senate of Canada on Volunteerism in the Ismaili Community, by Honourable Senator Mobina Jaffer

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, this inquiry has been adjourned in the name of Senator Callbeck. I have requested her permission to proceed before her and then have this inquiry adjourned in her name, if I may. Honourable senators, I rise before you today to speak to Senator Mercer’s inquiry, which calls the…