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Welcome to the Ismaili Institutions for Canada (IIC) Portal. This portal is designed to provide the Canadian Jamat with a central location to access information about the various programs and services that are available to improve the quality of our lives.

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Ismaili Canada Magazine Has Gone Digital!

As Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation and the Jamat marks Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee year in 2017, the latest edition of The Ismaili Canada highlights how Canada has become our country, our home, since the Jamat's arrival in the early seventies.

The Ismaili Canada is pleased to announce the transition from print to digital format to enhance the user experience and promote environmental and financial sustainability. For those who prefer, the print edition is on sale at $2 per copy at all Jamatkhana literature counters.  

The digital version can be accessed online here

For more information, please email

We hope you enjoy the new format!

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Quote of the Week

“Enabling individuals to recover and maintain their dignity as befitting their status as Allah's greatest creation is one of the main reasons for charitable action. There is dignity in the individual's ability to manage his or her destiny. That being the case, the best of charity, in Islamic terms, can go beyond material support alone. It can take the form of human or professional support such as the provision of education for those otherwise unable to obtain it, or of the sharing of knowledge to help marginalised individuals build different and better futures for themselves.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Islamabad, Pakistan, October 17, 2000

Video of the Month

Conversations - Behind the performance at Mawlana Hazar Imam's 80th birthday celebration

The milestone celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 80th birthday engaged artists from the diverse traditions of the Ismaili community in “a musical and cultural conversation.” Watch (6:27)

Fitness Classes

Start Date:
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Start Time:
see schedule
End Date:
Saturday, April 29, 2017
All 3 Jamatkhanas

A variety of fitness classes are being offered at all Jamatkhanas. Please see the attached March & April calendar for more details.

Basic Computer Skills & MS Office 2013 Evening Classes at HQ Jamatkhana

Start Date:
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Start Time:
7 PM to 8.30 PM
End Date:
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Headquarters Jamatkhana

Basic Computer Skills and MS Office 2013 Evening classes at HQJK.

Ismaili Youth Futsal League (IYSL) 2017

British Columbia
Start Date:
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Start Time:
11:00 AM
End Date:
Sunday, May 14, 2017
End Time:
3:30 PM
Simon Fraser University East Gym & Headquarters JK


Due to the tremendous success of our Outdoor Summer Camp (which will still run in June of this year), we are happy to announce the beginning of an Ismaili Youth Soccer League (IYSL)! This 5-on-5 Indoor League will be Co-Ed and open to all youth age 6-12.


  • Team Draft / Evaluation Day - March 26th, 2017 at Headquarters JK from 2:00-5:30pm.

    • Group A (Ages 10-12): 2:00 - 3:00pm

    • Group B (Ages 7-9): 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    • Group C (Age 6): 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Game Days (April 2nd – April 30th) will be held at SFU East Gym from 11:00am-3:30pm

    • Each team will play 1-2 games per day with training beforehand

    • A schedule of your child’s games and team roster will be emailed to you, as well as what to bring

  • Final Training Day will be held on May 7th, 2017 at Headquarters JK from 2:00-5:30pm

    • Group A (Ages 10-12): 2:00 - 3:00pm

    • Group B (Ages 7-9): 3:15pm - 4:15pm

    • Group C (Age 6): 4:30pm - 5:30pm

  • Semi-Finals and Finals will be held on May 14th, 2017 at Headquarters JK from 11:00am-3:30pm

    • Team Photos will be taken, and trophies and prizes will be awarded

Feel free to contact the League Executive at for more information or if there are any questions. Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis, SPACE IS LIMITED; payment is required to confirm your spot. Please make sure you click on the PayPal badge before submitting your registration form.


ISA Elections

ISA is holding elections on April 7th! The nomination period will close on March 23rd. Positions available include President, VP/Treasurer, Internal, External, and Sports Rep and are open to Edmonton post-secondary students between the ages of 18-25. If you are interested or require additional information, please email

Save the Date - Upcoming Youth Summer Camps 2017

Camp Discovery: A 2 week day camp for ages 6-9 will be held from July 10 - 21 at Headquarters Jamatkhana.

Camp Mosaic: A 5 day overnight camp for ages 10-12 will be held from July 31 - August 4 at Lone Prairie Camp Site.

Horizons Al-Ummah: A 2 week residential program for ages 15-17 will be held from July 18 - August 1 and August 10 - August 24 at Queen Margaret’s School, Duncan, British Columbia.

More information with registration details will be released soon.
For questions and information, please email:

Co-ed Throwball

BUI needs your expertise.....

Volunteer to work with students that have special educational needs.

Mental Health Practitioners needed to provide services to individuals in need

Professionals to provide sliding scale or pro-bono services

Employment Opportunities

Local opportunities available.