Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child & Family Services’
Children’s Mental Health Program Achieves Accreditation
On May 27th, 2015, Board President Bob McGreevy received official notice from the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA), announcing that Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child & Family Services’ (KRRDCFS) Children’s Mental Health Program was awarded a four year accreditation. Accreditation is a process of validation in which community-based agencies are evaluated by a third party against a comprehensive set of mandatory and leading practice standards. This process is rigorous, and includes a comprehensive review of governance and organizational standards.
“Kenora-Rainy River Districts Child and Family Program is proud to be accredited through the CCA, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services,” says McGreevy. He adds, “To be CCA accredited is truly a seal of approval.”
Executive Director Bill Leonard adds, “I commend the hard work, professionalism, and dedication of our staff and Board of Directors. This is clearly reflected in this significant achievement. Our stakeholders can be assured that we have undergone an extensive internal and external review process that measures our practices against sector and industry standards.”
KRRDCFS’ Children’s Mental Health Program was awarded accreditation for the period of April 2015 to April 2019 in recognition of achieving established standards for quality in government, management and services.
“Our recent accreditation by the CCCA is great news for our agency, the families and individual served, as well as our community partners,” says John Baker, Director of Clinical and Community Services. “The process ensures that the highest level of professionalism, service quality and a culture of continuous learning and evaluation is in place. We are very proud of the work our staff does every day in delivering quality, innovative programs to our community.”
CCA offers a third party review tailored to community-based organizations and is based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement. The accreditation process includes a site visit by a review team who makes observations, conducts interviews, reviews documents as well as uses the responses of surveys completed by community partners and various stakeholders.