Global Pluralism Award 2021

Submissions now being accepted

The Award recognizes pluralism in action. Apply or nominate a recipient before April 30th, 2020.

“What a wonderful, liberating thing it would be if more of us, more of the time, could see diversity not as a burden, but as a blessing; not as a threat, but as an opportunity.”
– His Highness the Aga Khan


Explore the Centre’s new publication series, Accounting for Change in Diverse Societies.

Our Mission

The Centre serves as a global platform for comparative analysis, education and dialogue about the choices and actions that advance and sustain pluralism.

What's New

Connection and compassion in times of crisis

A letter about COVID-19

Like many of our peer organizations around the world, over the past week, the Global Centre for Pluralism has put...

Global Pluralism Award 2021

Ottawa, Canada

Individuals and organizations that are doing exceptional work to build  inclusive societies are sought for the 2021 Global Pluralism Award.

Keynote Address by the Secretary General

Toronto, Canada

Meredith Preston McGhie, Secretary General, participated in the Aga Khan Council Leaders’ Dinner in Toronto on February 22, 2020.

Why We Still Have Hope for 2020

Guest Op Ed

Zabeen Hirji and the Rt. Hon. David Johnston share their thoughts on why we need to celebrate and build on...

New Educational Resources For High School Teachers


New learning materials are available, including case studies and content from Portugal, Bolivia, Nigeria and Kenya…

CBC Ideas Podcast features Deborah Ahenkorah


Listen to Deborah Ahenkorah, 2019 winner of the Global Pluralism Award share her story on CBC’s Ideas program with host...

What We're Reading

Populism isn't a bad word - and progressives should take it back

Ed Broadbent reflects on the political history and evolution of the term “populism” in Canada, and reminds us of its democratic and pluralist origins.