Comox Valley Family Services Association is Accreditated through two (2) organizations:
CVFSA has been accreditated with CARF since 2005. We are pleased to announce that we have been issued CARF accreditation for another three(3) years: 2017-2020.
2017 Survey found that Comox Valley Family Services Association demonstrated the following strengths:
- The leadership of CVFSA demonstrates a commitment to the services it provides. Services are provided in settings that are attractive, well maintained, and welcoming.
- The organization has a strong, diverse board of directors that is invested in the success of the organization.
- Staff shows a great commitment to collaboration in the provision of services within the organization and with stakeholders.
- Staff members are dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for the persons served.
- Staff members have developed strong relationships with persons served and assist them to meet their needs. This is evident in their day-to-day delivery of services as well as feedback from stakeholders.
- Stakeholders strongly support services and are active in the strategic planning of the organization. The organizational staff is open to learning and expanding its knowledge of processes.
- CVFSA offers unique services that are an asset to its community. There appears to be mutual respect among all staff members. It is evident that they work collaboratively to provide excellent service delivery.
- Persons served and their parents are very pleased with the services overall that they or their children receive or have received from the organization and staff was complimented.
- The longevity of staff members is particularly impressive. They bring stability and continuity to service delivery.
- Staff stated it enjoys working here because CVFSA has been around for a long period of time and is well known in the community.
- The Executive Director was noted to know “all the facets of the organization” because she has been with organization for such a long time.
- The child playroom (SAIP program) that has been created is very inviting, and it is evident that the organization has truly made an effort to establish rapport and assist children to feel comfortable despite the trauma that they may have endured.
For more information on CARF go to: CARF Canada
CARF is an international, not-for-profit organization founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities. CARF-accredited programs and services have demonstrated that they meet internationally recognized standards in providing care.
2)Healthy Families is accreditated under BC Association of Family Resource Programs.
BC Association of Family Resource Programs - Provincial Standards of Practice
We were awarded a 5 year standing. BC Association of Family Resources supports and promotes family resource programs and community service agencies delivering them through provincial standards of practice, professional development for staff and volunteers, information on government policy and legislation, and opportunities for networking and collaboration. Focus is on family support, play-based learning, literacy, parent education, and information and referral in order to support consistent, positive parenting practices and secure, healthy parent-child relationships, thus promoting healthy child development.