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Islamic Social Services Association (ISSA) is a non-profit registered charity dedicated to working for the welfare of society in general and for Muslims in particular.

-promotes harmony between cultures, fostering respect and providing accurate and relevant information about Islam and Muslims to the larger Canadian society.

-helps facilitate building social bridges, navigate services, advocating on behalf of clients, collaborating with mainstream agencies, educating and building public awareness, and providing direct services.

-provides a truly unique service to individuals in the Muslim community by addressing both psycho-social and systems related challenges.  A majority of our clients are newcomers to Canada and all of our clients are engaged with at least one if not many government systems.

-assists other communities by supporting human rights for all Canadians.

Our interactions with clients range from a single visits to over fifty interactions in a single year.  Clients are often extremely relieved upon accessing our services as they gain a companion on their journey as well as a strong and informed advocate.  Our approach is uniquely suited for the Muslim population in Manitoba, because of the diverse demographic makeup of the population we serve.  ISSA staff assists each individual navigate systems which include, but are not limited to, CFS, Immigration Services, Justice, EIA, Border Services, Manitoba Housing and the Manitoba Mental Health System.  Having an advocate who can aptly navigate these systems with them is an incredible asset for our clients.  Our services for this assistance is free of charge thus ensuring that all have the support they need.

-addresses system related challenges by offering Cultural Competency training to service providers that break down any barriers that may be standing in the way of individuals by providing accurate information on Muslims and Islam (although the concepts may be applied to other communities as well).

-approach strengthens individuals and families to achieve their social, cultural, spiritual and economic well-being.  It also ensures a well-informed social services system that is better equipped to provide services to Muslim clients in a culturally competent manner.  By supporting human rights for all Canadians ISSA strengthens our Canadian society and helps it strive to be better.

Thank you for your wonderful support in helping those in our community that need it the most!

By helping ISSA to continue its services, you have earned the status of the one whom Allah’s Prophet (peace be upon him) describes in the following hadith.  InshaAllah

Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam, stated:

“Whosoever relieves from a believer some grief pertaining to this world, Allah will relieve from him some grief pertaining to the Hereafter.

“Whosoever alleviates the difficulties of a needy person who cannot pay his debt, Allah will alleviate his difficulties in both this world and the Hereafter.”

“Whosoever conceals the faults of a Muslim, Allah will conceal his faults in this world and the Hereafter.”

“Allah will aid a servant (of His) so long as the servant aids his brother.”


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