‘I think we’re going to show people who we are, our generosity of spirit, what we’re capable of’ Aaron Wherry – November 20, 2015 – Excerpt: But today I had a meeting this morning where we had a community forum on refugees. And I was a little bit nervous walking in because it was an open invitation, anybody could come, and I thought there might … Continue reading Interview: Naheed Nenshi on Syrian refugees and anti-Muslim attacks | Mcleans.ca
A custom-designed limited-edition LEGO mini figure and accessories of Calgary’s Mayor, His Worship Naheed Nenshi. Only 100 of these LEGO replicas are available, so get one while you can! With this purchase you will also receive the IdeaLab literary themed bookmarks and a tax receipt for $85. Source: Library Store | Products | Lego Mayor Nenshi About librarystore.ca is an initiative of the Calgary Public … Continue reading Calgary Public Library Foundation presents limited-edition Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi LEGO mini figure
Posted 19 October 2015 by NNL Staff in Featured THUNDER BAY – Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi presented this speech at the LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium hosted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and its co-founders and co-chairs, John Ralston Saul and the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson on September 19 2915. The LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium is an annual signature event hosted across the country, showcasing leading thinkers. Here is … Continue reading When Canada Works, It Works Better Than Anywhere – Calgary Mayor Nenshi: Complete Speech of the 2015 LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium
Published on Sep 24, 2015 Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi delivers the 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium keynote on citizenship and the importance of inclusion alongside Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul. Using a keynote address followed by an intimate roundtable discussion, the Symposium encourages a dialogue between the audience and our lecturers. It aims to inspire and challenge attendees to become part of the ICC’s national conversation … Continue reading Complete Event Video of the LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium featuring Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s Lecture
On Saturday, I had the great honour of walking in the footsteps of John Ralston Saul, George Elliott Clarke, The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson, Shawn Atleo, and His Highness the Aga Khan. I presented at the LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium on “The Canada we hope for: a naive view. As a preview of the speech, I wrote this for my hosts, the Institute for Canadian Citizenship: “Canada … Continue reading Mayor Naheed Nenshi on LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium
I have admired Naheed Nenshi and his approach to politics since he was elected Mayor of Calgary in 2010.
Today, I was excited to have the opportunity to hear Mr. Nenshi speak at the 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium in my southwestern Ontario hometown, Stratford.
It was a truly inspiring lecture and an invitation to action.
– Sherry Mason, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Discover, Explore and Learn more from Sherry Mason’s summary of the event captured via tweets from people in attendance – Nenshi Inspires at LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium @stratfest @ICCICC
Related Earlier & Related about LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium Earlier & Related about Calgary’s Mayor Naheed Nenshi Continue reading Twitter Report: Calgary’s “World Mayor” Naheed Nenshi at LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium
How did your family end up in Canada? This past summer, I went to Tanzania for the first time in almost 40 years. I took my mom to the shore of Lake Victoria at Mwanza and I looked across and realized that if my parents had been born on the other side of that lake, instead of being immigrants to Canada in 1971, they would … Continue reading Globe and Mail interviews Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
“Nenshi is a serious presence in Canadian life … He’s more than the mayor of Calgary. He’s an exemplar if a new kind of politician – someone coming up from a different background with a different kind of energy and a different perspective.” – Charlie Foran, Institute of Canadian Citizenship CEO “He’s a legendary off-the-cuff improvisational speaker … We’re anticipating a really lively speech that’s … Continue reading Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi takes Stratford’s Avon Theatre stage for LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium
Except for First Nations, we are a country made up of immigrants. That’s why it matters how we treat refugees. Whether we came to Canada as victims of war or seekers of a better life, we have a vested interest in whom the country does and doesn’t accept. Toronto has seen waves of refugees. In the 1950s, it was Hungarians escaping Communism. In the ’70s, … Continue reading Toronto Star | Let’s not forget that in Canada we are all migrants: Hume invokes the example of the Ismaili Muslims including Mayor Naheed Nenshi
Updated with the full event video released on September 24th, 2015 “Canada is not perfect. The world is not perfect. But we, as individual citizens from our own disparate communities, we have the power to be better. The Canada we hope for starts in our homes and our hearts. The Canada we hope for is always within our grasp even if we have to fight … Continue reading Now Showing Livestream of “World Mayor” Naheed Nenshi’s LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium Lecture
“Canada is not perfect. The world is not perfect. But we, as individual citizens from our own disparate communities, we have the power to be better. The Canada we hope for starts in our homes and our hearts. The Canada we hope for is always within our grasp even if we have to fight for it every day. And, if we get it right, anything … Continue reading Livestream: Naheed Nenshi’s LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium lecture – “The Canada We Hope For: A Naïve View” on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at 10:00 am ET
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship has selected Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi as the 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium speaker, co-presented with the Stratford Festival. Nenshi will share his thoughts on citizenship and the importance of inclusion this Fall. “I am thrilled and honoured to be the 2015 LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium lecturer. This is a unique opportunity to celebrate citizenship — that active participation in society by both new … Continue reading Institute for Canadian Citizenship | “World Mayor” Naheed Nenshi – Keynote Speaker at the 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium on Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi delivers the 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium keynote on citizenship and the importance of inclusion alongside Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul. Using a keynote address followed by an intimate roundtable discussion, the Symposium encourages a dialogue between the audience and our lecturers. It aims to inspire and challenge attendees to become part of the ICC’s national conversation on citizenship, democracy and the … Continue reading Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi to deliver the 13th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium Keynote Address
On March 2, 2015 in front of a packed audience of 2,500 at Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall, Stuart McLean recorded CBC Radio’s hit show Vinyl Cafe, wherein he spoke about Canada, Calgary and the Ismailis. He specifically spoke about what makes this country and this city special, highlighting the first Muslim mayor of any major city in the West, Naheed Nenshi, as one example, … Continue reading CBC Radio’s Vinyl Cafe: Canada, Calgary & the Ismailis: Canada’s favorite person – Mayor Naheed Nenshi and the ever popular Ismaili community’s 2014 Stampede “Break-the-fast”
Ismailimail is proud to share Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi featured on the front cover of the Spring 2015 edition of Power & Influence. Mayor Naheed Nenshi becomes the third Canadian Ismaili to be featured in The Hill Times‘ edition of Power & Influence. Previously, Khalil Shariff, CEO, Aga Khan Foundation Canada and Arif Lalani, Canadian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates have been profiled in … Continue reading The Hill Times: Power & Influence: Big City Mayors with Big Challenges – Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi
It’s a good thing Mayor Naheed Nenshi is fond of spaghetti. He’s about to acquire dozens of cabinets full of pasta, cereal, cookies and bread. He’s about to sign a contract that gives him the rights to Jewish households’ grain products — at least technically, for the eight days of Passover, the Jewish holiday that begins Friday evening. Rabbi Shaul Osadchey believes it’s the first … Continue reading Nenshi, Canada’s first big-city Muslim mayor, is the honorary chametz purchaser during Passover
Mar 25, 2015 On Tuesday night, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi was the special guest on CBC’s Rick Mercer report. After being our mayor for five years now, you’d think we’d know everything about the man behind @nenshi, but you’d be wrong.
“Each year we invite a speaker who can extend our conversation in new directions with original and inclusive ideas.
This year, Naheed Nenshi will bring the force of his thinking about citizenship and cities, along with his remarkable personal narrative, to the fore, ensuring another important Symposium conversation about who we are as a country.”
– Charlie Foran, CEO of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.
The Institute for Canadian Citizenship’s LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium is a national event featuring leading Canadian and international thinkers. It challenges audiences to think about Canada’s big picture by inviting them to add their voice to post-lecture roundtable discussions with the speaker and ICC leaders. Past speakers include His Highness the Aga Khan, the Honourable Louise Arbour, Georges Erasmus, the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin and most recently, Robert Lepage.