The Freedom Dinner
with Afghanistan Ambassador
to Canada
Jawed Ludin
Monday, 05 October 2009 
at the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront



AIMS founding President Brian Lee Crowley provided details of the founding of AIMS and a 15 year retrospective of ‘making a difference’. To read the notes for Crowley’s remarks, click here.

AIMS’ Chair John F. Irving, announced that Crowley is leaving AIMS to create a think tank in Ottawa, and that the MacDonald-Laurier Institute and that the Board of Directors is appointing Charles R. Cirtwill as the new president. To read more, click here.

Incoming President Charles Cirtwill finished the evening stressing the importance of think tanks, the future direction of AIMS, and challengd guests to redefince the possible. To read the notes for Cirtwill’s remarks, click here.

AIMS is thankful for the support of the following sponsors:


HSBC, McInnes Cooper, RIM, ScotiaBank


Atlantic Economics, Commercial Properties Limited, Greater Halifax Partnership, Sobeys


Grant Thornton, Patterson Law, Progress Media, TD Bank  

AIMS Founding President Brian Lee Crowley reviews 15 year of AIMS “making a difference.”