36 years of Canadian speeches and interviews by His Highness the Aga KhanEvent photo: University of Alberta.

Later this week, His Highness the Aga Khan by invitation of the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper, His Highness the Aga Khan, will make an historic address to both the Members of the Senate and the House of Commons, a rare privilege normally reserved for heads of state and government.

To commemorate the event, the NanoWisdoms Archive is pleased to present 36 years of the Aga Khan’s Canadian speeches and interviews, going back to his first official visit in 1978.

Also see our summary:
His Highness the Aga Khan and Canada: A Profound Affinity — But why Canada?


2014 – Globe and Mail Interview (5th), John Stackhouse (Toronto)

2014 – CBC Interview (4th), One-on-One (2nd) with Peter Mansbridge (Ottawa)

2014 – Address at Massey Hall (Toronto)

2014 – Address to both Houses of the Parliament of Canada in the House of Commons Chamber (Ottawa)

2013 – Acceptance Address – Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal (Ottawa)

2013 – Remarks introducing Kofi Annan, The Global Centre for Pluralism’s Second Annual Lecturer (Ottawa)

2012 – The Ismaili Imamat and the Province of Alberta ‘Agreement of Co-operation’ Signing Ceremony (Edmonton)

2012 – Remarks introducing Her Excellency Roza Otunbayeva, The Global Centre for Pluralism’s Inaugural Lecturer (Ottawa)

2012 – Acceptance Address – Honorary Doctorate, University of Ottawa (Ottawa)

2010 – Diversity can be a force for good in the world’ published in the Vancouver Sun (Vancouver)

2010 – 10th Annual LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, ‘Pluralism’ (Toronto)

2010 – Globe and Mail Interview (4th), John Stackhouse, ‘The Aga Khan’s world view’ (Toronto)

2010 – Ismaili Centre, Toronto, the Aga Khan Museum and their Park Foundation Stone Ceremony (Toronto)

2009 – Edmonton Journal Interview, Keith Gerein, ‘Things become possible’ (Edmonton)

2009 – University of Alberta Graduation Ceremony (Edmonton)

2008 – Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Opening Ceremony (Ottawa)

2008 – Vancouver Sun Interview, Don Cayo (Vancouver)

2008 – Luncheon hosted by Premier of British Columbia (Vancouver)

2008 – Jamati Institutional Leaders Dinner (Vancouver)

2008 – Reception and luncheon hosted by Aga Khan University (Calgary)

2008 – Aga Khan University and McMaster University ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ Signing Ceremony (Toronto)

2008 – ‘Where Hope Takes Root – Democracy and Pluralism in an Interdependent World’: Book of His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches and interviews (Canada)

2006 – CBC Interview (3rd), One-on-One with Peter Mansbridge (Ottawa)

2006 – Funding Agreement for the Global Centre for Pluralism Signing Ceremony (Ottawa)

2005 – CBC Interview (2nd), CBC Morning with Alison Smith (Toronto)

2005 – Ottawa Citizen Interview, Chris Mikula and Hayley Mick (Ottawa)

2005 – The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat Foundation Stone Ceremony (Ottawa)

2005 – Toronto Star Interview (2nd), Haroon Siddiqui, ‘Selling a Canadian idea to the world’ (Toronto)

2005 – Government of Canada announcement to partner in the Global Centre of Pluralism (Ottawa)

2004 – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Convocation Ceremony (Toronto)

2004 – Keynote Address to the Governor General’s 2004 Canadian Leadership Conference: ‘Leadership and Diversity’ (Gatineau)

2002 – Announcement of the Aga Khan Museum (Toronto)

2002 – Globe and Mail Interview (3rd), John Stackhouse and Patrick Martin (Toronto)

1992 – Diplomatic Banquet (Toronto)

1992 – Toronto Star Interview (1st), Haroon Siddiqui (Toronto) ·· missing

1992 – Various events during the August 1992 visit to Canada (Canada) ·· maybe missing

1987 – McMaster University Convocation Ceremony (Hamilton)

1987 – Global and Mail Dinner (Toronto)

1986 – CBC Interview (1st), Man Alive with Roy Bonisteel (Canada)

1985 – Ismaili Centre Opening Ceremony (Burnaby)

1983 – Globe and Mail Interview (2nd), ‘Prince with purpose’ (Toronto)

1983 – Aga Khan Foundation Canada Luncheon, ‘Planning for Development in the Third World’ (Toronto)

1983 – Luncheon hosted by the Government of Quebec (Montreal)

1983 – Various events during the April 1983 Silver Jubilee visit to Canada (Canada) ·· maybe missing

1983 – Diplomatic Banquet (Vancouver)

1982 – Ismaili Centre Foundation Stone Ceremony (Burnaby)

1980 – Signing of Letter of Co-operation between the Aga Khan Foundation and McGill University (Montreal)

1978 – Globe and Mail Interview (1st), Stanley McDowell, ‘The Aga Khan: A Man of His Time’ (Toronto)

1978 – Diplomatic Banquet, Metropolitan Grand Ballroom, Harbour Castle Hilton (Toronto)

1978 – CTV Canada AM Interview, Norm Perry (Canada)

1978 – Various events during the November 1978 visit to Canada (Canada) ·· maybe missing