Building a Better Future

Leadership and Scientific Excellence

Jaffer is committed to community involvement, a culture which has emerged from President and CEO Nizar J. Somji’s personal commitment to giving back. Community leadership, scientific excellence and making a difference through mentorship, scholarships, community interaction and involvement are key to encouraging entrepreneurs and providing resources to help non-profit organizations achieve their goals. We support passionate people and organizations to foster growth and deliver future generations of outstanding citizens.

+Community Leadership

University of Alberta Islamic Studies Program

University of Alberta

Active since 2010

Working together with the Faculty of Arts Dean Lesley Cormack to explore ways to engage the greater community and build awareness of Islam and bridge the various Islamic communities in Edmonton.

For more information visit: University of Alberta

+Scientific Excellence

University of Alberta Jaffer Professorship in Process Systems and Control Engineering

University of Alberta

Active since 2011

Supporting cutting edge science through furthering education and research in process systems and control engineering.

For more information visit: University of Alberta

+Making a Difference

Kathy’s Run For Pancreatic Cancer

October 20, 2012, at Sir Wilfred Laurier Park, Edmonton, AB

 

In the first-ever Kathy’s Run last year, the 5K walk/run and 10k run were the first of its kind in the Alberta area and      raised over $55,000! It is a major fundraiser for Pancreatic Cancer Canada and we expect to, once again, exceed our    goals and raise even more funds this year.

For more information visit: Kathy’s Run for Pancreatic Cancer

World Partnership Golf Tournament

July 16, 2012 at The Derrick Golf & Winter Club,Edmonton

Launched in 2000 by Aga Khan Foundation Canada, last year’s World Partnership Golf Tournament raised over $1.5 million across Canada to raise funds and awareness for projects that assist the poor and disadvantaged in Asia and Africa.

For more information visit: World Partnership Golf

Elves Special Needs Society Golf Tournament

June 14, 2012 at Jagare Ridge Golf Club

Elves Special Needs Society provides individuals with severe disabilities and special needs with a unique, individualized, educational or day program to promote their maximum development and to enhance the quality of life of the individuals and their families within a supportive and caring environment.

For more information, visit the Elves Special Needs Society.

World Partnership Walk 2012

June 10, 2012 at Legislative Grounds in Edmonton

 

Take Steps to End Global Poverty.
The World Partnership Walk is Canada’s largest annual event dedicated to raising funds and awareness to fight global poverty. Organized by volunteers in ten cities across Canada, last year’s Walk raised more than $7 million! 100% of funds raised go directly to international development projects supported by Aga Khan Foundation Canada.

We are willing to match any donations! Please contact Raina Malcolm for more information.

For more information visit: World Partnership Walk

Alberta Winter Games

February 9 – 12, 2012 in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County

Celebrating youth in sport and culture, the Alberta Winter games plays host to over 2,800 athletes, coaches, officials and performers participating in a variety of sporting activities.

For more information on the upcoming Alberta Winter Games, visit 2012 Alberta Winter Games.

 

Centre for Family Literacy Golf Tournament

August 31, 2011 at Coloniale Golf Club in Beaumont


The Centre for Family Literacy’s mission is to build, develop, and improve literacy with families and communities. This tournament helped to raise over $23,000 for the Centre’s Classroom on Wheels (C.O.W.) Bus program.

To learn more visit: Centre for Family Literacy.

Canadian Ismaili Games

July 30 – July 3, 2011 in Edmonton

The Canadian Ismaili Games takes place every three years and brings together over 200 athletes from across the country to promote excellence in sport, sportsmanship, team work and a commitment to healthy lifestyle.

For more information visit: Canadian Ismaili Games

World Partnership Golf Tournament

July 18, 2011 at Red Tail Landing Golf Club in Edmonton

Launched in 2000 by Aga Khan Foundation Canada, this year’s World Partnership Golf Tournament raised over $1.5 million across Canada to raise funds and awareness for projects that assist the poor and disadvantaged in Asia and Africa.

For more information visit: World Partnership Golf

Grant MacEwan University Jaffer Somji Memorial Scholarship

Grant MacEwan University

Active since April 2003

The overall purpose of this scholarship is to encourage entrepreneurship of students in the Bachelor of Applied International Business and Supply Chain Management Program. Two scholarships are awarded yearly.

For more information visit: Grant MacEwan University