Frequently Asked Questions
What is Bridges that Unite?
Bridges that Unite is a bilingual, traveling exhibition inviting visitors to explore Canada’s role in the world through the lens of a remarkable 25-year partnership with the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Through powerful stories and images, evocative soundscapes and multi-media components, Bridges that Unite draws on Canada’s rich experience in fostering life-changing initiatives in the developing world. The exhibition seeks to promote informed dialogue that challenges typical assumptions about the potential for social change in the developing world. The exhibition also invites Canadians to join a conversation about what we as a nation and as individuals can continue to contribute to a more pluralistic, tolerant and equitable world. Bridges that Unite is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC).
Where can I see Bridges that Unite?
BRIDGESTHATUNITE is on tour, withits first stop at the Kitchener-Waterloo Regional Children's Museum from PAril 4th until May 3rd. Click here for locations and dates.
What is the cost of admission into the Bridges that Unite exhibition?
Admission to Bridges that Unite is free of charge and open to the public.
Will any programs coincide with the exhibition?
A program of events – panel discussions, lectures, guided tours, cultural events and activities for youth – will accompany the exhibition to extend dialogue on important global issues.
What is Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC)?
Aga Khan Foundation Canada is a non-denominational, international development agency which links Canadian resources to AKDN projects. AKFC works in four core areas: health, education, rural development, as well as support for civil society organizations. Gender equity and the environment are cross-cutting themes in all programs. AKFC is currently supporting 40 initiatives in a dozen countries throughout Africa and Asia, delivering programs to isolated and marginalized communities in some of the poorest parts of the world without regard to faith, origin or gender.
What is Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN)?
The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of international non-denominational development agencies and institutions undertaking a wide-ranging humanitarian agenda of social, economic and cultural development. AKDN’s overarching goal is sustainable human development. AKDN agencies have long served some of the poorest and most diverse populations in the world without regard to their faith, origin or gender.