2019 International Women’s Day Civil Society Champions: Living the Social Conscience of Islam

The 2019 International Women’s Day event will honour His Highness the Aga Khan’s guidance in the public sphere as well as to the community, in the area of “Civil Society Leadership.” The aim is to illustrate how Canadian Ismaili women have made waves by initiating and building upon activities that reflect the social conscience of Islam.


The opening ceremonies will showcase a spoken word piece by Sheniz Janmohamed, poet, author, artist educator, and land artist. This year’s event will launch a panel discussion featuring Zabeen Hirji, Rumina Velshi, and Zaina Sovani, all of whom have exceptional leadership experience to share within their respective capacities, drawn from their significant work in institutions of Civil Society. This panel will be moderated by Anaar Dhanji, followed by a facilitated Question and Answer session. A celebratory reception will follow the official event ceremonies.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019

Time:  Registration Opens 1:30 pm  |  Program 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost: $15.00 per person

Location: The Ismaili Centre, Toronto – Social Hall.

Address: 49 Wynford Drive, Toronto, Ontario

Click here to purchase ticket for this event.

Be sure to read “Balance for Better in the Energy Sector” remarks made by President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Rumina Velshi at the recently held OPG Women’s Leadership Forum that took place on February 22, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.



Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. Update:
    Remarks by CNSC President Rumina Velshi at the Annual Waste Management Symposium – Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA today March 4th 2019:

    So what do I want you to take away from these remarks? First, in many of our countries, waste management and decommissioning will be the defining issue related to the nuclear industry for decades to come. We need to make sure it is done right; that any actions taken are science and evidence based, and with safety at the forefront at all times. Second, international collaboration is the most important means to help us all to get there. We need to learn from and support each other as best and often as we can. Finally, young people will be integral to developing and implementing the solutions and to reframing the discussion. Young people are citizens of the information age so openness and transparency is second nature. You have also grown up in the midst of successive problems requiring bold and innovative solutions. Waste management and decommissioning is an issue requiring the best of all of us – together, I know that is possible.
    Thank you.”



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