Twitter Messages on the 79th birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

Twitter Messages on the 79th birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

December 13, 2015: A short list of selected few Tweets on the occasion of His Highness the Aga Khan’s 79th Birthday. Best wishes to our friends in the #Ismaili community on the birthday of His Highness the Aga Khan. We appreciate his gift @DevonianGarden. — Dr. Stan Blade (@DeanALES_UofA) December 13, 2015 #SalgirahMubarak celebrations at Mountain area of Central Hunza Pakistan on 13th Dec @ismailimail … Continue reading Twitter Messages on the 79th birthday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

Minister Kenney participates in the inaugural meeting of the Office of Religious Freedom External Advisory Committee along with Vice-Chair Mr. Malik Talib. June 22, 2015

Minister Kenney Issues Statement Congratulating Malik Talib on his Re-appointment as President of the Aga Khan Council of Canada

July 12, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney issued the following statement congratulating Malik Talib on his reappointment as President of the Ismaili Council of Canada: “I wish to congratulate my friend Malik Talib on his re-appointment as President of the Ismaili Council of Canada, which is a sign of His Highness the Aga Khan’s confidence in his leadership and dedication to Canada’s Ismaili community. … Continue reading Minister Kenney Issues Statement Congratulating Malik Talib on his Re-appointment as President of the Aga Khan Council of Canada

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Government of Canada: Minister Kenney issues statement for Imamat Day

Ottawa, July 10, 2015 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement for Imamat Day: “It is a pleasure to be able to join with Ismailis in Canada and around the world in celebrating Imamat Day – tomorrow is the anniversary of the accession of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan as Imam of the Shi’a Ismaili Muslims in 1957. “A … Continue reading Government of Canada: Minister Kenney issues statement for Imamat Day

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Hon. Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, expresses sympathies to Ismailis in Canada and around the world

I join with Prime Minister Harper in expressing my deepest sympathies to Ismailis in Canada and around the world following the terrible attack in Karachi. The Ismaili Jamaat is a force of generosity, peace, and pluralism throughout the world. This makes today’s attack particularly abhorrent. Sadly, it follows similar attacks in Pakistan against Christians, Ahmadiyyas, Parsis, Suffis, and other minority communities. I pray for the … Continue reading Hon. Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of National Defence, expresses sympathies to Ismailis in Canada and around the world

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Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Nowruz

Ottawa, March 20, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark Nowruz: “For Canadians of Persian and Central Asian descent, the spring equinox brings not only a new season, but also the ancient and joyful celebrations of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. “The word Nowruz translates to ‘New Day,’ a phrase that captures the spirit of renewal, rejuvenation, … Continue reading Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Nowruz

Canada: Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing Khushiali Celebration

Ottawa, July 11, 2012 — The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing Khushiali (Imamat Day):

Canada News Centre - Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing Khushiali“Every year on this date, Ismailis in Canada and around the world celebrate the anniversary of the accession of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan as Imam of the Shi’a Ismaili Muslims. His Highness assumed the Imamat in 1957, exactly 55 years ago today.

“Canadians are privileged by our close connection with the Aga Khan and his important work. This may be best exemplified by the fact that His Highness is one of only five people in history to have ever been awarded honourary Canadian citizenship. Continue reading “Canada: Minister Kenney issues statement recognizing Khushiali Celebration”

Minister Kenney issues statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as they celebrate Navroz

Ottawa, March 20, 2012 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as it celebrates Navroz: “On behalf of the Government of Canada, I would like to extend my best wishes to all members of Canada’s Ismaili Muslim community as they celebrate Navroz in the days ahead. “Navroz is a time for … Continue reading Minister Kenney issues statement to recognize Canada’s Ismaili Muslim Community as they celebrate Navroz

Minister Kenney Welcomes new Global Centre for Pluralism Board of Directors

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Oct. 7, 2010) – On behalf of the Government of Canada, the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today issued the following statement: “I applaud His Highness the Aga Khan’s announcement of a Board of Directors for the Global Centre for Pluralism. I am very pleased to meet the members of the Board, who are gathering in Ottawa for … Continue reading Minister Kenney Welcomes new Global Centre for Pluralism Board of Directors

July 2010: Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing Imamat Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 9, 2010) – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement recognizing Imamat Day: “This coming Sunday is Imamat Day and I am pleased to join Ismailis in Canada and around the world in marking the anniversary of the accession of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan as Imam of the Shi’a Ismaili Muslims. “Canada … Continue reading July 2010: Minister Kenney Issues Statement Recognizing Imamat Day

The Speakers and a huge Quilt – at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Senate Speaker Noël Kinsella and House Speaker Peter Milliken hosted a reception at The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat for the Quilt of Belonging, a 36-metre by 3.5-metre tapestry that portrays all the First Peoples of Canada and every nation of the world. Source: http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/12/23/the-speakers-and-a-huge-quilt/ — Website of the quilt project: http://www.invitationproject.ca/ excerpts: The Quilt of Belonging is a stunning textile art project that shows … Continue reading The Speakers and a huge Quilt – at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat

Minister Jason Kenney Extends Birthday Wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan

ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Dec. 11, 2009) – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, issued the following statement on the birthday this coming Sunday of His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan:

“I would like to extend warm birthday wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan.

“The Aga Khan has now been the spiritual leader of the Shia Nizari Ismaili Muslims for more than half a century. During that time he has exerted a profound influence both within and far beyond his community, and has become an extraordinary example of compassion and tolerance. Continue reading “Minister Jason Kenney Extends Birthday Wishes to His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan”

Canadian Government honours FOCUS and the Ismaili Council for Canada

Compiled by: FOCUS | 6 November 2009 | TheIsmaili.org Each year, millions of people around the world are forced to flee their homelands to escape persecution, war or severe human rights abuses. Often, these people are permanently displaced and are never able to return home. Following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, and the subsequent civil war, millions of people sought refuge in neighbouring … Continue reading Canadian Government honours FOCUS and the Ismaili Council for Canada

FOCUS and Council for Canada Honored by Canadian Government

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) and the Council for Canada, together with a number of other organizations, were honored for their work on refugee settlement at a ceremony in Toronto, on Friday, October 9, 2009. The occasion was the 30th Anniversary of the Private Sponsorship Program (PSR) run by the Canadian Government which has facilitated over 200,000 refugees to enter the country, settle and establish new … Continue reading FOCUS and Council for Canada Honored by Canadian Government

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Immigration Minister Jason Kenney tours Canada’s Darkhana Jamatkhana in Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia

The Honourable Jason Kenney, Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism and his assistant Ronald Leung, visited and were given a tour of Burnaby Darkhana Jamatkhana by officials of British Columbia Ismaili Institutions last week Burnaby Jamatkhana, Canada – All related Continue reading Immigration Minister Jason Kenney tours Canada’s Darkhana Jamatkhana in Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia