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AT AGA KHAN FOUNDATION CANADA, WE HELP PEOPLE IN

SOME OF THE POOREST PARTS OF THE GLOBE TO BUILD BRIGHTER FUTURES.

WHO WE ARE                                                     We are committed to reaching the hardest to reach. We
                                                               work with communities that are often isolated – those
Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a non-profit              in remote, rural areas or the vulnerable urban poor. Our
international development agency, working in Asia              programs are designed to ensure that those communities
and Africa to find sustainable solutions to the complex        lead their own development.
problems of global poverty. Our programs seek to
improve living conditions for people regardless of their       We take a regional focus to program design: Countries
faith or origin; and to create opportunities for both          do not exist in isolation from their neighbours, and
women and men.                                                 development challenges don’t stop at the border. For this
                                                               reason, we work to ensure that improvements to quality of
Established in 1980, AKFC is a registered Canadian             life are tied to the development of a region as a whole.
charity and an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan
Development Network (AKDN).                                    IN CANADA

OVERSEAS                                                       In Canada, we raise funds, tap into Canadian expertise to
                                                               strengthen our development work, build partnerships with
As part of the broader work of the AKDN, we focus on           Canadian institutions, and promote discussion and learning
countries where we have experience and expertise, and          on global issues.
where highly skilled local staff can help monitor progress
to ensure that results are achieved and resources are
used effectively. We understand that development requires
a long-term approach – and one that addresses the
many interrelated factors that contribute to poverty. Our
current work includes initiatives in health, education, rural
livelihoods and strengthening communities in several
countries in Africa and Asia.

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