Welcome to Islamic Social Services Association
The Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) is building bridges, breaking barriers and facilitating access. Through our various publications, public seminars, diversity training, newspaper and journal articles, public and private policy work and personal counselling, ISSA dedicates itself to addressing the needs of Muslims across Canada. One of the most critical components of this task is ensuring that accurate messaging and information on Islam and Muslims is available and accessible.
In addition to dealing with Muslim issues within our community, Islamic Social Services Association collaborates with other social service, cultural and interfaith organizations in order to address human rights issues and build bridges to unite the citizens of Canada.
For a brief introduction to our activities last year, see our ISSA Annual Report 2015 final .
Feel free to contact us if you are interested in donating, volunteering, or simply learning more about ISSA.
ISSA Support for Syrian Refugees
ISSA collaborates with government systems, service providers and community organizations to help them interact with the Muslim population of Manitoba. For the Syrian refugees expected soon in Winnipeg, ISSA is equipped to provide:
– Cultural Competency Training for service providers and community hosts.
– Resource coordination among Muslim organizations.
– Social integration support for individuals and families.
– Mental Health supports (based on cultural and spiritual counseling).
– Helping clients navigate systems
– Consulting on issues pertaining to Muslim Canadians
– Published informational and educational materials for various sectors pertaining to understanding Islamic faith and cultures.
Congratulations to Shahina Siddiqui for receiving the Tayyibah Taylor Award 2016 at the One Love Gala in Toronto on January 30, 2016 in appreciation as a successful woman in leadership and incarceration issues.
ISSA provides social services to individuals based on their personal requirements. We offer direct service and support to individuals and communities by collaborating and integrating into mainstream health and social services of our community.
ISSA provides information, training and events with the goal of strengthening the opportunities and potential of the Muslim community in Canada. We collaborate with other organizations and individuals to deliver quality service to participants that address the needs of Muslims.
ISSA provides information and training to mainstream organizations that increase their ability to provide culturally competent services. ISSA also arranges and provides mosque tours for mainstream groups that are interested in learning more about the Muslim community.
ISSA in the Media
ISSA provides knowledgeable information to the media and addresses human rights issues that impact Muslims and Canadians as a whole. Through the media we inform of upcoming events, training opportunities or programs that are being hosted by ISSA.