Accreditation, Standard & Guidelines

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 Alberta Human Services Alberta Human Services

Revised Enhancement Policy Manual (Manual) 2018
The Enhancement Policy Manual contains policies and procedures that direct casework staff when delivering services under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act. The Manual is provincial policy and procedural requirements that all casework staff in Child and Family Services Authorities and Delegated First Nation Agencies are expected to comply with. The policies provide direction and procedures for most common situations.

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 Alberta College of Social Workers

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

The Continuing Competence Program
The Health Professions Act (HPA) requires that all regulated health professionals demonstrate that they are maintaining and enhancing their competence throughout their careers. Under the Health Professions Act, the ACSW must establish, maintain and enforce standards for continuing competence. All registered social workers must participate in the program in order to receive their annual practice permit.

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:

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 Evaluation Society Alberta & Northwest Territories Chapter Canadian Evaluation Society Alberta & Northwest Territories Chapter

Program Evaluation Standards
Developed by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation (JCSEE) and adopted by the Canadian Evaluation Society, January 2012.

Canadian Evaluation Society
The Canadian Evaluation Society Competencies for Canadian Evaluation Practice (2018) provides a suite of competencies for evaluation work in Canada. Competencies are defined as "the background, knowledge, skills, and dispositions program evaluators need to achieve standards that constitute sound evaluations." (Stevahn et al, 2005) [1]. The Competencies were developed through research, member consultation and expert validation processes that were conducted in 2008 and 2009 to fit the Canadian context. In 2017-18, the Competencies Review Working Group updated the Competencies to respond to evolution of the field; it also took this opportunity to streamline and clarify the competency statements.While the Competencies were developed as part of the Credentialing Program of the Canadian Evaluation Society (CES), they provide a much broader foundation for the evaluation community…

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.

Council on Accreditation Council on Accreditation

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

Government of Canada Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines Government of Canada Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines

The first two chapters of the updated National Guidelines for Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care have been released December 2017. The Family-Centred Maternity and Newborn Care: National Guidelines is a resource on maternal and newborn health. It includes the latest information and advice from Canadian experts.  The guidelines are for those interested in maternal and newborn health, such as:health care providers, other Canadians involved with maternal and newborn health and those who plan, manage and decide on maternal and newborn health programs and services

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.

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.

OCASI OrgWise Organizational Standards Project OCASI OrgWise Organizational Standards Project

OCASI OrgWise Organizational Standards Project
Unsure of how healthy your organization is? Then OrgWise can help! The OrgWise Organizational Standards Assessment tool allows organization leaders’ to better understand their organization’s strengths, champion successes and identify areas for growth. Once areas of limitations are discovered Orgwise will link you to free resources that will help you to strengthen your organization systems, set priorities, articulate clear objectives, and forecast the future in terms of anticipated shifts in political and economic realities.

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.