Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the World Partnership Golf tournament?
  2. How can I get involved?
  3. Why should I participate in World Partnership Golf this year?
  4. How does my contribution help end global poverty?
  5. What is Aga Khan Foundation Canada?
  6. How does AKFC help communities overcome poverty?
  7. How does AKFC implement its programs?
  8. What does AKFC do in Canada?

What is the World Partnership Golf tournament?

World Partnership Golf was launched nationally in 2000 by Aga Khan Foundation Canada as a fun and engaging way for Canadians to raise funds and awareness for projects that assist the poor and disadvantaged in Asia and Africa.

How can I get involved?

The tournaments, held in seven cities across Canada, offer participants the opportunity to get actively involved in helping to address global poverty. Individuals and businesses with a willingness to help make the world a better place can participate in World Partnership Golf in a variety of ways, from putting together foursomes to sponsoring and promoting tournaments across the country.

Why should I participate in World Partnership Golf this year?

A growing body of evidence shows that the solution to global poverty lies in making a long-term commitment to disadvantaged communities by supporting simple yet innovative initiatives that target basic needs while empowering citizens. Canadians are aware of the leading role their country plays in contributing to such initiatives. Now you too can participate. World Partnership Golf is an event that allows you to contribute directly to programs in Asia and Africa that give poor communities a chance to become self-sufficient.

How does my contribution help end global poverty?

Net proceeds from the World Partnership Golf tournaments help Aga Khan Foundation Canada support programs in health, education, rural development, and strengthening civil society in poor and vulnerable communities in Asia and Africa. In 2012, we highlighted the impact that World Partnership Golf is having in poor communities in Mozambique. Learn more

What is Aga Khan Foundation Canada?

Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC) is a non-profit international development organization and a registered Canadian charity. AKFC works with Canadians and communities in Africa and Asia to improve quality of life and find lasting solutions to the complex problems causing global poverty. In Canada, AKFC raises funds, builds partnerships with Canadian institutions, and promotes discussion and learning on global issues.

Established in 1980, AKFC is an agency of the worldwide Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a family of development agencies with individual mandates that address the social, economic and cultural dimensions of development. Active in 30 countries, AKDN agencies share a mission to improve quality of life and opportunities for the poor, without regard to their faith, origin or gender.

How does AKFC help communities in Africa and Asia to build better futures?

Poverty is complex, so AKFC works on many fronts to support local solutions to global development challenges. AKFC programs focus on improving access to quality education and healthcare, increasing food security, creating economic opportunities for women and men, and building strong, resilient communities and local institutions that can sustain progress over the long term. We promote gender equality in all of our programs, to empower women, girls, and their communities to break down gender barriers and build a more equal world. Recognizing that a healthy environment is crucial for humans to thrive, our programs address issues of environmental sustainability, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and encourage creative solutions to the challenges facing our planet. Working with a range of partners, we promote long-term, inclusive development where men and women have the keys to unlock a better future.

How does AKFC implement its programs?

Experienced, local professionals and partner organizations implement AKFC’s overseas programs, drawing on targeted Canadian and global expertise where needed to build the skills and knowledge needed for local communities to sustain improvements over the long term.

Canadian staff members work closely with local colleagues and visit projects regularly to provide additional support, assess progress, and report on results. Independent audits and evaluations ensure accountability and the effective use of resources, as well as help AKFC identify lessons and best practices to strengthen its programs.

What does AKFC do in Canada?

AKFC provides a range of opportunities for Canadians from coast to coast to help build a more peaceful, prosperous, equitable and pluralist world. We hold diverse events – such as exhibitions, interactive workshops, and speaker series – that enable the public to learn about global development. AKFC’s fellowship and technical assistance programs help strengthen and channel Canadian skills and expertise to support our work overseas. Targeted activities and resources promote learning and exchange within the Canadian development sector, and provide tools for educators to incorporate global issues into their classrooms. Thanks to our committed volunteers across the country, the World Partnership Walk and World Partnership Golf events raise millions of dollars every year to support our work in Africa and Asia.

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