Global Pluralism Award

Celebrating pluralism in action

Learn more about the 2019 recipients.

“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

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...

2019 Global Pluralism Award Ceremony

Ottawa, Canada

At a ceremony on November 20, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada, His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Centre’s Board...

Bojayá: Caught in the Crossfire - Film Screening and Discussion

Ottawa, Canada

On October 30, 2019, the Centre hosted a screening of the 2019 Hot Docs Festival documentary Bojayá: Caught in the...

Centre Announces the 2019 Global Pluralism Award Winners

Ottawa, Canada

The Global Centre for Pluralism announces the three winners of the 2019 Global Pluralism Award.

AFS Global Conference 2019: Active Global Citizenship – and How to Educate for It

Montreal, Canada

On October 9-11, 2019, the Global Centre for Pluralism’s Education team presented at the AFS 2019 Global Conference in Montreal, Quebec. AFS Intercultural...

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.