AHF facilitates activities that aim at better understanding of cultures regardless of differences. AHF recognizes differences as diversity which yields a long lived prosperity within a nation. As an umbrella organization AHF sees its affiliate organizations as entities through which community effectiveness is built to accomplish the goals that serve the society as a whole.
AHF sees the issues through a holistic perspective and brings people from all walks of life through the stage through activities conducted by its affiliate organizations. In doing so AHF becomes capable of presenting alternative ways of handling issues, suggested through these diverse perspectives and understanding.
Major activities organized by AHF and its member organizations can be summarized under the following categories:
- Business Activities
- Cultural Activities
- Dialogue Initiatives
- Educational Initiatives
- Relief Efforts
- Community based projects
We live in a world of ever – increasing interdependence between nations, but of growing enmity between cultures and religions and social groups. A lack of knowledge about other traditions and beliefs can be catalyst for antagonism between individuals and groups when forced to live in close proximity.
With respect to this, Intercultural Dialogue Institute aims to promote enduring interfaith and intercultural corporation, tolerance and dialogue by sharing the differences and similarities in cultures in an effort to achieve global peace in the foreseeable future. The Institute aims to eliminate or reduce false stereotypes, prejudices and unjustified fears through direct human communication. By this mission IDI aims to contribute to improvement of diversity, pluralism and multiculturalism throughout Canada.
In this regard IDI organizes various activities including:
- Dialogue and Friendship Programs
- Talk Series and Seminars
- Community Outreach Programs
- Intercultural Study Trips (Turkey)
- Cultural and Art Programs
- Conferences, Panels and Symposia
- Community Service Projects
- Courses and Intercultural Learning Programs