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The Comox Valley Family Services Association (CVFSA) will be once again working towards achieving our continued CARF® Accreditation. Through this review process, the organization goes through an internal examination of our programs and practices which is followed by an on-site survey. This year, the survey will be done virtually.

The survey process will be conducted by a team of expert practitioners selected by CARF, where the CVFSA must demonstrate conformity to a series of rigorous and internationally recognized standards of practice for accreditation.

About The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF):

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, since 1966. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.

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Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, the CARF Accreditation on-site survey for our organization will be conducted virtually on the dates of February 22 & 23, 2021. During this time, our facilities will be subject to a live-streaming process as part of this procedure. Images and audio of staff, clients, family members and bystanders may be seen and heard during the live-stream. Live-streaming is not recorded nor stored but may be transmitted outside of Canada.

If you do not want to appear in these live-streams, please take one of the following actions:

  • Avoid the premises during the accreditation site survey
  • Contact the organization’s management about ‘safe’ times to access the premises during the site survey
  • Contact the organization’s management about ‘safe’ locations on premises during the site survey

If you do not take one of the above actions, your consent is implied.

BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) applies to the live-streaming.  FIPPA S26 applies to the collection of images and audio during the live-streaming and also applies to the use of live-streaming for the accreditation purpose.  If you have any questions about your privacy regarding this process, please contact:

Accreditation Analyst
Quality Assurance Branch
PO Box 9777 Stn Prov Gov
Victoria, BC  V8W 9S5
[email protected]