What We Do

What We Do

Our Services

Most of the requests for service that ISS Canada receives from provincial government departments and social service agencies across Canada relate to matters of child and family welfare and often originate in the international aspects of:

  • child placement
  • child protection
  • international child abduction
  • international child custody and access
  • unaccompanied minors
  • search for roots
  • family reunification
  • adult protection
  • immigration-related matters
  • deportation
  • record checks

Each year, ISS Canada assists provincial governments and social service agencies throughout Canada in their work to resolve individual and family problems by using its international liaison network to manage referrals for intercountry services received from:

  • child protection agencies across Canada
  • provincial government departments
  • family service agencies
  • agencies serving immigrants and refugees
  • search agencies for missing children
  • individual practitioners.

ISS Canada also organizes and participates in conferences, seminars, and training programs.

Children in difficult circumstances are the major beneficiaries of ISS Canada’s services, however, increasingly, ISS Canada’s services are also needed in situations involving the elderly and complex family reunification