Press release: Ontario Signs Agreement of Cooperation with the Ismaili Imamat

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Honourable Michael Coteau tour the Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum. MOEZ VISRAM. Source.

Premier Kathleen Wynne welcomed His Highness the Aga Khan to Queen’s Park today for the signing of a historic Agreement of Cooperation between the province and the Ismaili Imamat. The agreement outlines areas of cooperation and joint initiatives, including leveraging diversity and culture as an economic driver and supporting a pluralistic approach to education.

In the agreement and its related appendices, the government and the Ismaili Imamat have agreed to collaborate on mutually beneficial education initiatives in an effort to foster capacity-building and promote the exchange of knowledge and expertise.

Projects include the secondment of Ontario teachers to the Aga Khan Academies; the creation of opportunities for Aga Khan Academy graduates to attend Ontario’s world-class post-secondary institutions; and the exploration of a range of curriculum-linked resources that emphasize intercultural understanding and that draw on the Aga Khan Museum for its teaching collection and expertise on pluralism of Muslim culture to support learning in Ontario schools…

h/t Marvin