Innovative Practices Award

The Innovative Practices Award is presented by COA it’s accredited and in-process organizations that demonstrate, through the submission of a case study, the application of new and forward-looking practices. 

These practices must:

  • Raise the quality of services provided to vulnerable children and families
  • Be consistent with theory, practice wisdom, and expert consensus as reflected in the broader literature 

The Innovative Practices Award provides the opportunity for organizations to share and be rewarded for uniquely meeting the needs of a service population and/or implementing distinctive methods for improving organizational capacity.

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.

The next submission deadline is January 31, 2014.

Award Winners

View past award winners listed by season.

WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

HeartShare assist individuals with developmental disabilities through education, day, residential and recreation programs, case management, and health services, and provides foster care/adoption services, counseling, after school and energy assistance programs, and programs for people with HIV/AIDS.
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Jane Bonk, Ph.D., LCSW

Volunteer Roles: Commissioner; Evaluator; Lead Evaluator; Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Dr. Jane Bonk is a team leader, evaluator, and commissioner who has led over 25 site visits for COA.
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