WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Debt Education and Certification Foundation (DECAF), a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, provides high-quality financial education and counseling, with nationwide outreach throughout the U.S. DECAF is HUD-approved, and recognized as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas.
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ORGANIZATION TESTIMONIAL

Holy Family Institute

Sister Linda Yankoski, President/CEO

The Council On Accreditation provides all stakeholders involved in the delivery of social services the assurance that the organization is credible, effective, and is committed to quality improvement. The COA process is an important tool for anyone involved in leading an organization to establish best practices and maintaining and updating these practices over time.
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Standards for Canadian Organizations

The Standards for Canadian Organizations were developed in support of enhanced organizational growth and stability, an unwavering commitment to the health, safety, and rights of clients, and producing high quality, measurable results. 

Because the Canadian Organization Accreditation process involves the review and accreditation of the entire organization, the standards focus on both its administrative operations and all of its service delivery practices for which COA has an applicable standard. 

Canadian Edition Services

  • Child, Youth and Family Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Aging Services
  • Homeless Services
  • Developmental Disabilities Services
  • Residential Services
  • Nonprofit, For-profit, and Public Agencies
  • Additional Social Services

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Categories of Standards

The Standards for Canadian Organizations are divided into three parts:

  • Administration and Management Standards
  • Service Delivery Administration Standards
  • Service Standards

Administration and Management Standards

The Administration and Management Standards apply to all organizations regardless of the services provided or populations served. They describe practices that promote sound operations and management.

Service Delivery Administration Standards

The Service Delivery Administration Standards also apply to all organizations and cover practices related to the administration of services

Service Standards

Service Standards describe practices related to distinct service areas across the full continuum of community-based social and behavioral healthcare services.

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Further Reading and Recommended Trainings

Accreditation Guidelines

For more detail regarding the standards, download and review the Accreditation Guidelines.

Standards Overview

For more detail about the format, structure, ratings and standards development process, visit the Standards Overview page.

Canadian Organization Accreditation Overview

For more detail about the accreditation process and cost, visit the Canadian Organization Accreditation Overview page.

Recommended Trainings

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