Innovative Practices Award
The Innovative Practices Award is presented by COA to its accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate, through the submission of a case study, the application of new and forward-looking practices.
Call for Submissions: Winner to be honored at COA's 2016 Conference!
Deadline: October 30, 2015
Through its Innovative Practices Award, COA spotlights the inspirational efforts of organizations — their staff, board, volunteers, and partners — who bring lasting change in lives of vulnerable individuals. As an accredited organization or program, we know you are continuously working to improve your services, using innovative practices that uniquely meet the needs of your clients and distinctive methods for improving organizational capacity.
We want to recognize you at our upcoming 2016 Conference, The Power of Collaboration. Submit an application for the opportunity to stand out among COA's community, profiling the great work that you do and the people that you serve.
Application and Eligibility
Submissions are accepted from organizations currently accredited or undergoing Private, Public, Canadian, Military Family Readiness, and Child and Youth Development accreditation.
Each submission is comprised of an application form, case study, and abstract. Download full details and an application form.
Private Organization Accreditation
Catholic Charities alleviates human suffering and improves the quality of life of 100,000 people annually, regardless of religious background. A staff of 600 provides support and services related to housing, food, mental health, children's services, addiction treatment, and domestic violence services.
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Family Services of the North Shore
Kathleen Whyte, Manager of Human Resources / Accreditation Coordinator
Family Services of the North Shore is about to enter our third accreditation cycle with COA. Accreditation has provided us with a framework that enables us to demonstrate accountability to our clients, our funders and our donors. There is no question that the accreditation process and COA have benefited our agency.