WHO IS ACCREDITED?

Private Organization Accreditation

Stillwater-based FamilyMeans provides services in budget and credit counseling, mental health, collaborative divorce, caregiver support, youth programming, and an employee assistance program. 
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VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIAL

Harry Hunter, MSW, MBA, Ph.D.

Volunteer Roles: Peer Reviewer; Team Leader

Peer Reviewer for the month of January 2013, Dr. Hunter has been volunteering for COA since 2005, conducting five site reviews.
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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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Request an Information Kit

Interested in learning more? Request an information kit.

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