Alliances Canada is an initiative under the Ismaili Business and Professional Association (IBPA). IBPA was established to bring together entrepreneurs and professionals from the Ismaili Community. It promotes economic development by offering education to its members, networking & referral opportunities, mentoring and promotes the creation and utilization of common economic leverage points for mutual benefit.
Alliances were formed as a result of Mowlana Hazer Imam’s hidayat but remain arms-length institutions and part of National Economic Planning Board for Canada. They are set up to support the development of alliances in the Jamat across Canada with each region of Canada supported by its own Alliance Facilitator from the national team.
Canadian Ismaili Alliances was formed as an umbrella organization to provide leadership and guidance to its 40+ alliances each focused in specific area of specialization such as pharmacy, human resources, finance and accounting, educators, real estate, legal professionals, food service and many more.