Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is an international development organization and registered charity. Committed to breaking the cycle of poverty, AKFC partners with communities, businesses, and governments across Africa and Asia to find innovative solutions to global challenges – undertaking these efforts in cooperation with the Government of Canada and diverse Canadian institutions and individuals.
The Foundation invests in high quality institutions and systems that anchor social, economic, and cultural progress over the long term. AKFC promotes inclusive development, with vibrant civil societies that enable women and men to unlock their own potential, sparking transformative change.
In Canada, AKFC promotes discussion and learning on global issues, raises funds, taps into Canadian expertise to strengthen its development work, and builds partnerships with Canadian institutions.
AKFC is an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan Development Network, a group of development agencies with individual mandates that address the social, economic, and cultural dimensions of development. Since 1980, the Foundation’s programs have improved quality of life for millions of people in Africa and Asia, contributing to a more peaceful, prosperous, equal, and pluralist world.