Welcome to Islamic Social Services Association
Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers, Facilitating Access
What has been happening so far in 2019!
Islamic Social Services Association Has Moved.
ISSA is now located at 1200 – 191 Lombard Avenue!
Islamic Social Services Association is very excited about the coming events in 2019! It is our 20th Anniversary Year!
This year started on a sad note. ISSA hosted a commemorative vigil on January 29th in honor of January 29, 2017, when 6 worshipers were killed & 19 injured in an act of hate at Quebec City Mosque.
On March 14 & 15 was the “Striving for Human Dignity: Race, Gender, Class and Religion: A Canadian Conversation” conference. A hundred and six participants registered for the conference. Despite a fire alarm first thing on the first day and the tragic news of those killed in New Zealand on the second day of the conference the program stayed on course. Videos of the sessions have been posted on our Youtube channel. Many thanks to Canadian Heritage, Multicultural Secretariat and The Winnipeg Foundation for their support of this conference.
The After School Summer Program was a fun-filled, educational summer for the children! We had approximately 30 children registered this year. We look forward to seeing them back next year! Thanks to MB4Youth (Urban Green Team) and Winnpeg Foundation for supporting this program this year.
ISSA’s excited and honored to be one of the recipients of The Winnipeg Foundation Reconciliation grant. We look forward to building bridges with the Indigenous community over the next two years. In October we hosted an Elders Gathering at Winnipeg Central Mosque.
ISSA’s 20th Anniversary Fundraising Dinner was held on September 19th celebrating our 20th Anniversary! We welcomed over 200 individuals who joined us on the monumental occasion. A special thank you to our sponsors and those who donated items for our Silent Bid Auction.
On October 27th, Islamic Social Services Association once again celebrated Islamic History Month with the ever popular Multicultural Tea Fest. Thank you to those who hosted kiosks this year and to everyone who came to sample teas, food and cultural entertainment for once again making this year a wonderful success! Please visit our photo gallery t0 view a few pictures or go to our Facebook page to see more. A special thanks to our funders: Multicultural Secretariat and Canadian Heritage and all our sponsors:
Tehran Super Market
Mid-City Medical Center
Toddlers and Teens
What is coming up for the rest of the Year!
In November ISSA is hosting it’s 8th Biennial Training sessions for Imams and Community Leaders and Professionals.
As always Islamic Social Services Association will be there for individuals and families who need assistance navigating systems, looking for resources, or for counseling.
OUTSTANDING GRADUATES AND REMARKABLE CANADIANS RECEIVE HONORARY DEGREES AT U OF M’S 140TH SPRING CONVOCATION
Congratulations to one of ISSA’s founders, Shahina Siddiqui for being one of the individuals who was bestowed with this honor!
Each year, the University of Manitoba bestows honorary degrees upon individuals who have achieved acclaim for their advancement of culture, communications, education, administration, scholarship, leadership, philanthropy, mentorship, or business.
Shahina Siddiqui received the degree of Doctor of Laws
on June 4, 2019.
Shahina Siddiqui is the founder and executive director of the Islamic Social Services Association based in Winnipeg, a freelance writer, spiritual counsellor, and public speaker.
100 Families Assisted
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. We offer system navigation services to assist individuals that are engaged with one or multiple systems.
5 Interfaith/Cultural and Community Events in 2018
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.
1300 Participants Trained in 2018
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. Members of ISSA are featured in many news articles, news releases, television interviews and video interviews.