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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 2,100 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  


Registration Now Open: Ismaili Health Professionals Conference 2021

Grab your Early Bird Registration ticket before July 20 at


Are you a healthcare practitioner, health professional, or health tech entrepreneur?

Are you looking for thought-provoking exchanges, connections, professional development opportunities and mentorship? Would you like to learn more about the institutional objectives for improving the quality of life of the Jamat and surrounding communities?

This year’s virtual conference theme will be “COVID-19: A catalyst for resilience, innovation, and advancement”. It will give us the opportunity to reflect back to the start of the global pandemic crisis, and dive into the novel solutions, unprecedented collaborations, and digital innovations that resulted in response to the pandemic. It will also propel us to look to the future with readiness, bringing forth the learnings highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Catch the two keynote speakers, Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish & Mr. André Picard, at this year’s virtual Ismaili Health Professionals Conference taking place from Friday, August 13 to Sunday, August 15 in collaboration with the UK and USA Health Boards.

Be sure to get your ticket before the early bird deadline of Tuesday, July 20. For more information and to register, please visit the Ismaili Health Professionals Conference page.

Volunteer Opportunities

Last updated: June 2021

For additional information on any of the below roles, please visit the website or email our HR lead

Ismaili Health Professionals (IHP) Annual Conference 
The IHP Conference team is looking for volunteers for the upcoming virtual conference in August. The team is looking for volunteers in the following areas:
  • Sponsorship Lead
  • Finance Lead
  • Logistics Team
  • Content Writers 
  • Virtual Activities Lead
  • Zoom Moderators (3)
Family Navigator - Future Ready Initiative (FRI)
The Future Ready Initiatives the Council for Canada’s integrated, institutional response to some of the most significant, urgent changes facing the Jamat in Canada, and those with whom the Jamat lives. 
The Program responds to four inter-related needs within the Jamat:
  1. Family mentorship
  2. Employment, including the Future of Work and Future of Business
  3. Mental health; and 
  4. Youth mentorship and leadership development. 
The Council for Canada is seeking Family Navigators to work effectively with the Institutions to support Jamati members. The Family Navigators should demonstrate strong people and process management and sound assessment skills. Full details can be found here.
Administrative Officers
Global Health Partnerships (GHP) is seeking Administrative Officers.  
Position holder will provide support 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
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 (English and French speaking) 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. Training will be provided.  Note: At this time sessions will be conducted virtually due to pandemic.  
Ismaili Nurses Alliance Ontario
Are you passionate about advancing the nursing profession and connecting with your colleagues? We are looking to add to our steering committee team!
The Ismaili Nurses Alliance Ontario aspires for an empowered, impactful, well-connected, prosperous and informed nursing community which is able to inspire, support, enhance and benefit the nursing profession as a whole.  If you are interested in serving as a member of the steering committee, please contact 
Volunteer Ambassador Lead
Global Health Partnerships portfolio would like to set up a Global Health Ambassador Program, whereby previous Canadian healthcare volunteers, who have served at our Institutions abroad, will form a network to primarily support and encourage other healthcare workers in Canada, who wish to do the same.  This network will also form a great resource for knowledge exchange, network building, and strategy development for the wider Global Health Partnerships portfolio.  We are seeking to recruit a lead to manage this network.  
  • Maintain and keep current a data base of contact details for ambassadors. 
  • Identify new ambassadors with the assistance of Global Health Portfolio and Aga Khan Health Board members.
  • To connect volunteers wishing interested in serving aboard.
  • Showcase volunteer work from ambassadors through a variety of channels.
  • Keep the network engaged. 
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His Highness Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Canada

49 Wynford Drive Toronto, Ontario M3C 1K1 CANADA

Tel: +1-416-646-6965

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