The 10th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium
featuring His Highness the Aga Khan

Featuring His Highness the Aga Khan, the 10th LaFontaine-Baldwin Symposium held October 15, 2010, was a huge success. The Aga Khan spoke about pluralism and diversity to a sold out audience at Koerner Hall in the Royal Conservatory's Telus Centre for Performance and Learning. John Ralston Saul then took the stage and discussed citizenship and pluralism in Canada. Telus streamed the event and it was shown in 60 Ismaili community centres across the country; approximately 20,000 people watched the lecture online.

On October 16, at the Leslie and Anna Dan Galleria in the Royal Conservatory's Telus Centre for Performance and Learning, approximately 100 people participated in a roundtable discussion with John Ralston Saul and the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson to further discuss the themes and topics from the night before.

Click here to read the lecture


Watch a short video from the event


Biography of His Highness the Aga Khan

His Highness the Aga Khan is the forty-ninth hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. He assumed the office of the Imamat in July 1957, and since then he has worked on an international scale to improve living conditions and foster social, cultural, and economic opportunities for men and women in the developing world. The Aga Khan Development Network, which he has established over the past 50 years, encompasses foundations, universities, and programs in 30 countries, including Aga Khan Foundation Canada. His Highness the Aga Khan has received numerous awards, distinctions, and honorary doctorates for his service to humanity.


LaFontaine-Baldwin Speakers

2014: Robert Lepgae

2013: Shawn A-in-chut Atleo

2010: His Highness the Aga Khan

2009: Siila Watt-Cloutier

2007: The Rt Hon. Adrienne Clarkson

2006: George Elliott Clarke

2005: The Hon. Louise Arbour

2004: David Malouf

2003: The Rt Hon. Beverley McLachlin

2002: Georges Erasmus

2001: Alain Dubuc

2000 John Ralston Saul