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Ismaili Health Professionals Engagement

The Ismaili Health Professionals Network is a resource and networking platform for healthcare professionals, public health professionals, healthcare administrators, healthcare researchers, and students. This network provides webinars, access to resources, opportunities for mentorship and collaboration, and key updates to a community of over 2,300 Ismaili health professionals. 

We encourage individuals within the Jamat who are currently working in or studying healthcare to register to receive information on relevant volunteer opportunities and upcoming events. For more information on the Ismaili Health Professionals Network, please contact  


Update on Ismaili Health Professionals Conference 2020

In view of the latest COVID-19 developments, the Ismaili Health Professionals Conference scheduled for June 5-7, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta is postponed to a later date.  The decision was made in line with the Government of Alberta’s recommendation to cancel all gatherings of more than 250 people to limit the spread of COVID-19. If you registered for the conference, your registration fees will be refunded in full. Please note the refund process may take up to 2 weeks to set up. Please change or cancel all travel and accommodation plans as appropriate. We thank all registrants, sponsors and hosting sites for their support. We thank you for your patience as we navigate through the cancellation procedures and notifications. More information will be provided shortly.

Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: January 20, 2021

If you are interested, please indicate which role you are interested in by sending an email to our HR lead.


Administrative/Evaluation Coordinator - Special Projects

The Special Projects portfolio is looking for an Administrative/Evaluation Coordinator. The position holder will keep meetings, deliverables, evaluations and action items organized for the team. This position will be supporting various initiatives and strategies. These are new and exciting projects with the opportunity to significantly impact the quality of life and health of the members of the Jamat.


Administrative Officers (3 positions)

Global Health Partnerships (GHP) is seeking 3 Administrative Officers.  The position holders will work closely with the following:

  • Deputy GHP, Aga Khan Health Boards (International)
  • Deputy GHP, Aga Khan University
  • Deputy GHP, Operations and Evaluation

Position holder will provide support for administrative tasks such as organizing meetings, taking minutes, updating relevant documents and spreadsheets, and ensuring the portfolio’s MS Teams/MS SharePoint folders are up to date and organized.  The position holder may be called upon to assist other administrative officers within the portfolio, when necessary.


  • Good knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Teams
  • Collaborative
  • Team Player
  • Background in healthcare administration would be considered an asset


Country Specific Leads (3 Positions)

Global Health Partnerships (International Health Boards Portfolio) is seeking 3 Leads, from Canada, to work with the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • India

Lead for each of the countries will work with the in-country Ismaili Council Health Board to:

  • Conduct virtual needs assessment and support virtual content for delivery to the Jamat
  • Collaborate with the Aga Khan Health Board Canada (AKHBC) Program Managers to ensure delivery of content via an appropriate platform, including presenter selection
  • Collaborate with GHP Chair and Deputy in an operational capacity
  • Be the liaison between AKHBC and the country and maintain regular communication with the country’s Council


  • Healthcare professional residing in Canada
  • Flexibility with attending early morning meetings that may take place on weekends to accommodate time zones
  • Knowledge of the local language in each of the countries (Farsi, Bengali, Hindi or Urdu)
  • Administrative and global health experience will be considered an asset


Baby2B Regional Data and Evaluation Manager - Ontario

The Baby2B Regional Data and Evaluation Manager role is to ensure that the specifics of data collection, entry, management, and evaluation are carried out for the sessions. Required skills: background and/or experience in data management and health research, proficient in general computer applications, demonstrates a high level of confidentiality.


Baby2B Facilitators

The Baby2B program is a 6-week national program that is coordinated by the Aga Khan Health Board for Canada (AKHBC).  AKHBC is looking for Facilitators to support and facilitate weekly sessions. The Baby2B program aims to drive a strengths-based approach with a focus on empowerment, healthy and mindful approaches to decision making and creating community-based support. Note: At this time sessions will be conducted virtually due to pandemic.  


Community Wellness Directors

The National Youth Coordinating Forum is looking for Community Wellness Directors (CWD) for its virtual camp.  The CWD will support participants & facilitators holistically in a virtual camp, monitor engagement, participate in activities and assess any issues/concerns.

Required experience skills:

  • Must be a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse (All regional representation – throughout Canada)
  • Youth camp experience preferred
  • Youth & Adolescent experience in nursing preferred
  • All gender representation encouraged
  • Interest in developing personal skills in the virtual camp environment (working to build capacity for future camps, both virtual and in-person)
  • Bilingual/Multilingual speaking skills preferred


Deputy, Outreach

The Aga Khan Health Board for Canada’s Outreach portfolio is looking for a Deputy to support the portfolio.  This position holder will be an integral part of the leadership of this portfolio whose mandate will be to support engagement with external agencies. The Deputy may also be responsible for planning programs and overseeing implementation.  The Deputy will plan, coordinate and participate in virtual meetings, conference calls, activities and programs, and will collaborate closely with national and regional health board members, members from other institutional boards and portfolios, and external agencies with whom partnerships exist or will be sought.


  • Collaborative
  • Responsive
  • Resourceful
  • Professional or Institutional background in building partnerships (considered an asset)


Already Licensed Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Facilitators

The Aga Khan Health Board Canada is looking for MHFA Facilitators who are interested in facilitating MHFA sessions for our Mukhis, Kamadias, Mukhianis and Kamadianis and other Jamati leaders, staff and volunteers. Facilitators must have a valid licence to facilitate MHFA sessions and have completed the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) upskill training to be qualified to facilitate virtual MHFA sessions.


Living Life to the Full (LLTTF) Facilitators

The Mental Health and Addiction (MH&A) portfolio is seeking LLTTF Facilitators.  LLTTF program is a CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) based program offered over 8 sessions, 1.5 hours each. The course teaches individuals stress management skills and basic tools to deal with daily worries and to enhance mental health. The cost of training for you to become a facilitator will be covered.  The portfolio expects that each facilitator offers at least 2 in-person (3 virtual sessions) per calendar year. Note: At this time all sessions will be conducted virtually due to pandemic.  


Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Facilitator

MHFA is a standardized course aimed to teach participants common mental health conditions and crises and first aid measures when helping individuals who might be facing these conditions. The Mental Health and Addiction (MH&A) portfolio is seeking Facilitators who have 2 years background in clinical mental health experience, teaching skills, previous facilitation skills. The cost of training for selected candidate to become a Facilitator will be covered.

Note: At this time all sessions will be conducted virtually due to pandemic.  


Zoom Moderators

The Mental Health and Addiction (MH&A) portfolio is seeking enthusiastic team players with experience using the Zoom platform. Are you organized, dependable, collaborative and can take direction?  Check out this exciting volunteer opportunity for Zoom Moderators.

MH&A will be holding several Mental Health First Aid training sessions virtually. To assist our Facilitators, the portfolio is seeking Zoom Moderators that have experience with all aspects of the platform. The Moderators will collaborate with the Facilitators to prepare for the virtual session.  The Moderators would be responsible for navigating the application, opening up the waiting room, preparing breakout rooms, assigning participants to rooms, creating and monitoring polls, monitoring chats / questions from participants, providing general tech support related to the application and assisting participants with troubleshooting if needed. 

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49 Wynford Drive Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1 CANADA

Tel: +1-416-646-6965

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