ISSA offers many services to provide support.
ISSA offers both individual and family counselling from a spiritual and cultural compatible paradigm and within the Canadian legal framework.
Counseling areas include pre and post marital, grief, divorce, inter-generational conflict, domestic violence, and addictions.
ISSA work with clients to assist in navigating complex systems such as Child Welfare, Mental Health, Justice, and Income Assistance.
ISSA offers many opportunities for Muslim youth for recreation, community service, learning events, intercultural and interfaith relationship building and volunteering in Winnipeg. Our signature programs are Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute, Friday Night Inner-City Youth Sports Night and After School Summer Program (See Summer Camp Programming below).
Family Support Services and Foster Care Assistance
Preventative Family Support Services (PFSS) provides supports for Muslim children, families and service providers within the Child Welfare System. PFSS recruits and manages Muslim foster parents. PFSS develops and presents parenting skills training and establishes support groups for both youth and parents. PFSS also offers counseling and mediation supports.
Faith-Based Mediation Services
ISSA provides mediation services for Muslim and organizations who may be in conflict.
ISSA offers the services of a certified Marriage Commissioner who performs both civil and Islamic marriage ceremonies that includes a morally binding Islamic Marriage Contract.
Summer Camp Programming
The After School Program has three major components: educational, community service and recreation. The program activities vary during the week which can include gym days, workshops, various field trips, 3-day camping trip and more! The program is intended to assist Muslim youth across Winnipeg with social, spiritual, educational, and physical development all while adhering to the Islamic principles. Available July – August. Registration fees apply. See Events Calendar to register your child.
This program is partially funded by Urban Green Team – MB4Youth and The Winnipeg Foundation.
ISSA is currently hiring a program coordinator for this program. See position description:
ASP Coordinator Job Description
Cultural Competency Training
ISSA offers half-day, full day and two-day Cultural Competency training in Islam and Muslim cultures to organizations and service providers who work with and support the Muslim community.
ISSA offers four-day training sessions for Imams. Participants get the opportunity to learn skills in counseling, conflict resolution and mediation from experts.
Educational Seminars & Workshops
ISSA provides seminars and workshops to both Muslim and mainstream organizations and communities. These programs are designed and developed to cater to specific issues of the organization/community and include topics such as Islam 101, Canadian Muslims and marriage. For pricing see above.
We have a resource list of interpreters for those who require this service and we can arrange for one if needed.
Want to get in touch?
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