Accreditation, Standard & Guidelines

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Accreditation Canada Accreditation Canada

A not-for-profit, independent organization accredited by the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua). They provide national and international health care organizations with an external peer review process to assess and improve the services they provide to their patients and clients based on standards of excellence. Suicide Prevention is now included and this standard requires that the organization assesses and monitors clients for risk of suicide.

Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services Alberta Association for the Accreditation of Early Learning and Care Services

Province-wide accreditation program for early learning and care services in Canada.

Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies

AAISA is committed to facilitating the recognition of settlement and integration work as a profession. AAISA the only accreditation program for settlement practitioners in Canada. Obtaining AAISA accreditation tells people, (clients, employers, funders and other human service professionals), that a settlement practitioner's credentials have been reviewed and evaluated as having met established standards for the settlement sector.

Alberta College of Social Workers Updated Standards of Practice Fall 2013 Alberta College of Social Workers Updated Standards of Practice Fall 2013

On October 25, 2013 the Council of ACSW, approved an updated and expanded version of the Standards of Practice. These standards replace the 2007 document

Alberta Health Services Safe Infant Sleep Resources Alberta Health Services Safe Infant Sleep Resources

Alberta Health Services Safe Infant Sleep Resources
Safe Infant Sleep Resources for Health Professionals, as well as for Parents/Caregivers. The guidelines outlined in these resources are central to the prevention of sudden, unexpected sleep-related infant deaths, many of which are attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Every health care professional can play a role in reducing these deaths, by ensuring Parents and Caregivers are aware of the simple tips for safe infant sleep, outlined in the following resources:

Alberta Human Services Revised Enhancement Policy Manual (Manual) November 2014 Alberta Human Services Revised Enhancement Policy Manual (Manual) November 2014

Revised Enhancement Policy Manual (Manual) November 2014 Contains policies and procedures that dire ct casework staff when delivering services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA). The policies have been written in a second person active voice and directly address casework staff unless another role is specifically identified.

Alberta Mentoring Project Alberta Mentoring Project

Toolkits & Resource for starting a mentoring program including mentoring programs for aboriginal and immigrant youth.

 
 
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Alberta Resource Centre For Quality Enhancement Alberta Resource Centre For Quality Enhancement

Accredited Services Outline 2016-2017 ARCQE is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a continued contract to work with programs in providing sponsored Coaching Support to programs/agencies that are working towards first time Accreditation and/or for programs preparing for Re-Accreditation site visits. Getting Started… As of April 1, 2016 programs entering the accreditation process or re-accreditation process will be eligible to access coach support hours to assist with the self-evaluation process in preparation of Accreditation site visits, at no cost.

Association of Change Management Professionals (International Membership) Association of Change Management Professionals (International Membership)

The ACMP Standard for Change Management® is the collection of generally accepted practices in change management. Released in September 2014, the Standard is one of the foundational pillars in establishing and advancing the change management profession.

Canadian Accreditation Council Canadian Accreditation Council

The Accreditation Process is designed to assist programs in working towards excellence in service delivery by focusing on the structure, internal processes, outcome measurements, quality assurance and implementation of best practices to provide strong foundations to build upon and provide organizations with both professional and public recognition of their achievements

Canadian ADHD Research Alliance Canadian ADHD Research Alliance

ADHD Practice Guidelines can be downloaded in full or as individual chapters and forms in PDF format

Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA) Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA)

Canadian ADHD Practice Guidelines Third Edition (2011) The English edition of the revised third edition of CADDRA ADHD Practice Guidelines is now available online and can be downloaded in full or as individual chapters and forms in PDF format

CARF Canada CARF Canada

Incorporated in 2002 to better serve Canadian service providers, CARF Canada maintains offices in Edmonton, Alberta and Ottawa, Ontario .Focusing on the needs of persons served and their communities is a strength demonstrated by CARF-accredited service providers.

CASW Social Media Use and Social Work Practice, 2014 CASW Social Media Use and Social Work Practice, 2014

Social Media Use and Social Work Practice, document that outlines some of the ethical considerations and best practice guidelines for social media use in social work practice.

Child Care Human Resource Sector Council Child Care Human Resource Sector Council

February 2013 - The CCHRSC has updated its Occupational Standards for Child Care Administrators for the first time since they were developed in 2006 to ensure they are up-to-date and reflect all the skills, knowledge and abilities administrators may require to work effectively.  At the same time, a new Occupational Profile on School-Age Child Care has been created and the Infant Care Profile developed in 2010 has been enhanced. The profiles are addenda to the Occupational Standards for Early Childhood Educators.

COA Revised Standards for Canadian Organizations Released Jan 1, 2015 COA Revised Standards for Canadian Organizations Released Jan 1, 2015

Released Jan 1, 2015 - A multi-level review effort was conducted to address areas where the standards required strengthening to better reflect Canadian practice.

Council of Accreditation Council of Accreditation

The Council on Accreditation (COA) partners with human service organizations worldwide to improve service delivery outcomes by developing, applying, and promoting accreditation standards. 

January 1, 2015 Revised Standards for Canadian Organizations ReleasedRevised Standards for Canadian Organizations Released

HR Certification Institute (International) HR Certification Institute (International)

Internationally recognized certifying organization for the human resource profession, developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles.

Human Resource Council Human Resource Council

Management Standards – Second edition available (Human Resource Council)
Throughout the HR Management Standards document or while making use of the online interactive tool, organizations will also find additional content in the standard details, implementation considerations and links to resource sections. These are changes that should better support employers in their understanding and use of the standards.

Imagine Canada Standards Program Imagine Canada Standards Program

The Standards Program is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits. To achieve accreditation, an organization must demonstrate compliance with standards in five fundamental areas:board governance financial accountability and transparency fundraising staff management volunteer involvement.

Inform Canada Inform Canada

Standards for Professional Information and Referral
InformCanada is the national organization of information and referral providers, and serves as a resource for members from coast to coast. InformCanada supports the development and promotion of national standards and best practices in I&R.

ISQua ISQua

The website allows easy access to a growing database of international research focused on accreditation and external evaluation. The site promotes collaboration by sharing the latest research and best practices.

PDD Alberta Human Services - Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) 2016 PDD Alberta Human Services - Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) 2016

On June 1, 2016, Minister of Human Services Irfan Sabir committed to reviewing the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) and bringing in a policy that is respectful in gauging the supports that people with developmental disabilities need. Identifying an alternative approach to planning supports for individuals in a fair, transparent and consistent manner will include exploring best practices, careful planning, and taking the necessary time to get it right.

Safety Standards update letter for individuals, families and guardians and service providers, May 3, 2016

Safety Standards News Release, April 1, 2016

PDD Safety Standards Consultation

Volunteer Canada New: Canadian Code for Employer-Supported Volunteering  2015 Volunteer Canada New: Canadian Code for Employer-Supported Volunteering 2015

Supported by Cenovus Energy, the Canadian Code for Employer-Supported Volunteering (CCESV) is designed to provide guidance to workplaces to develop and enhance their employer-supported volunteering prorgams. It aims to support the work of those who manage these programs within a workplace. The CCESV was designed to align with the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. It has the flexibility to be adapted to the context, language and business objectives of Canadian workplaces of all sizes and within all sectors.