The 10 Pluralism Awardees with His Highness the Aga Kan and the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin. Photo : Patrick Doyle
From November 12 to the 17, 2017, Wapikoni Mobile and nine other international organizations were hosts of the Global Centre for Pluralism which was giving its first Pluralism Award. The ceremony took place at The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, the Aga Khan’s Foundation headquarters in Canada.
The week-long event was structured around meetings and formal visits, round tables and conferences, as well as receptions with the staff and board of directors of the Global Pluralism Centre as well as with jury members. The objective was to ponder on ways to contribute to creating fairer and more inclusive societies where diversity is both protected and respected.
The central event of the week was obviously the Award Ceremony presented by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada. Bailey Watson, Wapikoni’s Western Canada Field Coordinator received the award on behalf of Wapikoni and was very proud to be part of such inspiring leaders from all over the world.