Standards announcements

Our accreditation standards are updated on an annual basis to align with current best practice and reflect trends in the human and social services landscape.

 

2022 Updates: The 2022 edition of updates to the standards for COA Accreditation, a service of Social Current, will be released March 30. A complete list of the standards impacted by these updates can be found here.

These targeted enhancements to the standards are the result of our annual process and include changes based on ongoing collection and analysis of feedback received from our network, collaboration with diverse groups of subject matter experts, and a review of research and professional literature on identified trends and evolving practices.

Our collaborative update process is designed to ensure the standards remain up-to-date and field-informed, promoting improved outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. Standards assignments for COA Accreditation begin April 4. For more information, read our update and please contact your accreditation coordinator with questions.

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June 30, 2021: Our 2021 Standards for Canadian Organizations and Public Agencies have launched!  You can download a full description of the changes for Canadian Organizations or Public Agencies.

To download a complete list of the standards impacted by these updates, please click on a link below:

The 2021 Edition will not impact Canadian organizations or Public agencies that are currently pursuing accreditation or re-accreditation and have already been assigned standards in the MyCOA portal.  If you are an in-process organization and have questions about the updates, please contact Tobi Murch at: tmurch[at]coanet.org.

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March 31, 2021: Our 2021 Private Standards have launched!  These updates will affect private organizations.  You can download a full description of the changes here.  A complete list of the standards impacted by these updates can be found here.

The 2021 Edition will not impact organizations that are currently pursuing accreditation or re-accreditation and have already been assigned standards in the MyCOA portal.  If you are an in-process organization and have questions about the updates, please contact Tobi Murch at: tmurch[at]coanet.org.

Accredited/in-process organizations and volunteers can access information about standards updates through their MyCOA or VIP account.

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February 1, 2021: Our 2021 CYD Standards have launched! Learn more about the standards here.

For more information on the release of new standards sections or significantly revised standards sections, please refer to our News page.

Accredited/in-process organizations and volunteers can access information about standards updates through their MyCOA or VIP account.