Carizon is very pleased to announce that it has been awarded a four year accreditation by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). The programs included in this accreditation are: Child and Youth Mental Health Services, Family Counselling and Groups, and Credit Counselling.
Carizon Family and Community Services is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, in affiliation with the Canadian/Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services. The CCA provides a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services. The review includes an extensive written and on-site evaluation that addresses all aspects of the organization, including governance, management, programs and services.
“There are many benefits that result from undergoing the accreditation process,” says Carizon Board Chair Vivian Zochowski, “including strengthening our organization, building a culture of continuous learning, demonstrating our accountability and implementing evidence-based services and leading practices.”
Carizon attributes its successful accreditation to great teamwork. “Engaging and including our key stakeholders throughout the accreditation process has been critical to our success,” says CEO Tracy Elop. “Our site reviewers also applauded the commitment and dedication of our staff, Board, volunteers and students to serving our clients, to striving for quality improvement, to living the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization and to treating our clients with respect and understanding the vulnerability of the population we serve.”