Wood’s Homes is committed to continually improving its mental health services for children, youth and families. That’s why we are also strongly committed to accreditation – an external review of the work we do that takes place every four years through Accreditation Canada.
This rigorous process demonstrates what we do well and where we can improvements in quality and safety. It keeps us on our toes!
The last Accreditation Survey took place in June 2019. We are proud to have earned ‘Exemplary Standing’ (Accreditation Canada’s highest award) for consistently exceeding requirements. This was the third time in a row that Wood’s Homes has received this recognition.
Accreditation Canada surveyors assess our services against national standards, and includes review of our Governance, Leadership, Risk Management, Infection Prevention and Control, and Medication Management Measures.
Everyone at Wood’s Homes is involved in accreditation – our 500 staff, 100 volunteers and members of our three Boards. External stakeholders are also invited to join the process – clients (past and current), funders, neighbours, community partners, etc.
Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit, 100% Canadian organization that has been accrediting organizations for more than 55 years.