To inspire thriving communities, locally and globally.
Giving back has been an enduring aspect of AMAN.
From sponsoring Peewee hockey teams to major gifts to the Aga Khan Foundation for its work in third world countries, AMAN’s giving is an epitome of its Core Purpose – “To Inspire Thriving Communities, Locally and Globally”.
No cause is too big or too small at AMAN.
The projects we work on are a display of our Core Values – Self Motivated, Relationships, Challenge, Team. AMAN is committed to upholding these values on a daily basis. Not just through our construction business, but most importantly, by becoming a part of the communities our projects impact.
AMAN approaches its projects with a view to the future. How can these facilities create solid foundations for communities?
We believe those foundations are created not just by delivering high quality buildings but by establishing collaborative and resilient relationships and partnerships. AMAN’s work with the Peerless Trout First Nations (PTFN) is one such reflection. In addition to building schools and multipurpose community spaces, AMAN hired local labour from the nation and hosted barbeque dinners in celebration of PTFN’s Treaty Days.
AMAN’s employees are our most important resource.
To encourage the gift of giving through our Employee Gift Matching program, we donate to causes near and dear to our staff, such as Debra Canada which helps people with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a rare hereditary skin disorder.
With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many residents found it challenging to live under such difficult circumstances.
This included front-line workers who gave selflessly of themselves to help the rest of us weather such difficult times. AMAN made it a core mission to help not just those in need, but also those who helped us, by supporting initiatives and organizations such as the Frontline Workers Care Package and Canadian Food Bank Affiliates, to ensure that citizens were able to get through the pandemic together.
AMAN also supports community-based creative and recreational programs, such as the Sarah McLachlin School of Music Edmonton and the County of Strathcona Everybody Gets to Play.
The focus of these programs are to assist residents in exploring their creativity and finding opportunities in a safe and supportive environment in addition to developing confidence to pursue their goals and overcome challenges.
Established in late-2003, Ciqam is a social enterprise that works with rural women in the mountainous region of Gilgit-Baltistan in Pakistan. It provides younger women from low income households with skills-based training in non-traditional vocations such as documentation of cultural heritage sites, carpentry, plumbing and hospitality. By empowering them to go beyond socially and economically constructed parameters, Ciqam enables these women to become independent and contributing members of their communities.
AMAN is a proud supporter of Ciqam, providing funds for training students, supplying carpentry equipment, and water management at the plantation.