Canadian Ismaili Muslim Community
About the Canadian Ismaili Muslim Community
The Shia Ismaili Muslims are a community of ethnically and culturally diverse people living in over 25 countries around the world. Guided by their Spiritual Leader, His Highness the Aga Khan, Ismailis today are settled throughout Canada and occupy a variety of positions across the public, private and voluntary sectors. Over the last 45 years of Ismaili presence in Canada, the community has sought to contribute to the fabric of Canadian society by its involvement in many spheres of public life and through regional programs that demonstrate the values of volunteerism, compassion, self-reliance and intellectual engagement.
Ismaili CIVIC is a volunteer initiative by the Canadian Ismaili Muslim Community to improve the quality of life of Canadians — one Canadian at a time. The ethic of giving of one's time and knowledge to help others is central to the community. Ismaili CIVIC is a legacy initiative representing the continuous commitment Canadian Ismailis have to adding value to the country in which they live.