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. 

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.

We are currently not accepting submissions. The next round of submissions will be announced in summer 2015 - stay tuned! 

Award Winners

View past award winners listed by season.

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