The Sufi Movement in Canada includes friends and members involved in centres in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Banff, Salmon Arm and Vancouver. It is affiliated with the Sufi Movement International which has active organizations in many countries around the world.
Inayat Khan, the founder of the Sufi Movement, was born in Baroda, India on July 5, 1882. He was a famous musician when he left India with his cousin and brother in 1910, travelling in the West to bring to the world the harmony of the music of India and the Sufi Message of spiritual liberty.
Inayat Khan traveled widely in America and Europe from 1910 until 1920, when he set up a residence in France and focused on summer schools, classes and lectures. In this uniquely western form of Sufism, there are no barriers of race, creed or religion, it is not a religion, but rather a way of life that enhances and fulfills every religion. As Inayat Khan said, "The Sufi sees the truth in every religion."