Ismaili CIVIC 150 launched in Canada on Sunday, September 17. Members of the Ismaili Community in Canada launched Ismaili CIVIC 150, which is a pledge by the Canadian Ismaili Muslim community of one million hours of voluntary service to improve the quality of life of Canadians.
Ismaili CIVIC 150 commemorates Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation and the Diamond Jubilee of the community’s spiritual leader, His Highness the Aga Khan. This initiative reflects the Ismaili Muslim community’s ongoing tradition and ethic of voluntary service, together with its commitment to improve quality of life in the countries in which the community resides.
Various events were held on September 17 around the country. From park clean ups, to Terry Fox Runs, Habitat for Humanity projects and volunteers helping at food banks.
In Mississauga, Ontario; Mayor Bonnie Crombie acknowledged the community’s strong sense of civic-mindedness and noted that, “no matter where the Ismailis settled in the world, they are some of the best citizens who give back to the new country they adopt as their home, and give back as vibrant citizens.”
The Canadian Ismaili Muslim community will continue to make individual and team contributions to fulfill the pledge of one million volunteer service hours through service to others in the form of mentorship and coaching, settlement of new Canadians, care for the elderly, service to not for profit boards and charities; service to maintain and clean public spaces including parks, trails and walkways; and so much more.
For more information on Ismaili CIVIC 150 visit www.facebook.com/civic150.