International Development Week 2014

Canadians Making a World of Difference

For 25 years, Canadians have participated in Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s International Fellowship Program – then gone on to make a difference both at home and abroad.

Some alumni have continued their career in the international development sector, while others have brought their global experience and perspectives to work with new Canadians to support their transition, develop business cases for new models of health care, or start a successful fair trade coffee franchise.

In celebration of International Development Week, AKFC has profiled some exceptional Canadians who are making a world of difference. Learn more by watching their profiles below:

“If we can create more demand for sustainable, ethical coffees, that’s great.” 

Tracey Clark: CEO, Bridgehead Coffee
Bangladesh, 1992

“I had a tremendous experience in Pakistan, and came back and realized I needed to be able to have an impact in Canada.”

Karim Harji: Co-founder, Purpose Capital
Pakistan, 2004

“When you offer services to a population, you also implicate them in their own development.” 

Sarah Gauthier: Project Lead, La Cité collégiale
Mozambique, 2009

“It’s so important to make sure that everybody has the opportunity to be heard.”

Nikhil Agarwal: Senior Project Manager, SickKids Hospital
Kenya, 2008

This week (February 2 - 8) Canadians from coast to coast are celebrating International Development Week by learning more about how Canada and Canadians are making a difference. Click here to learn more about an event in your area!


Undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada.


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