CVCDA accredited

The Comox Valley Child Development Association has been accredited for three years for its child and youth services and children’s therapy programs.

THE COMOX VALLEY Child Development Association staff celebrate the latest of three consecutive three-year accreditations.

THE COMOX VALLEY Child Development Association staff celebrate the latest of three consecutive three-year accreditations.

The Comox Valley Child Development Association has been accredited for three years for its child and youth services and children’s therapy programs.

This latest accreditation by CARF International is the third consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to the CVCDA.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and recognizes the association’s conformance to CARF standards. An organization receiving Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of independent surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.

The surveyors were impressed with the experienced and caring staff and the positive feedback from families, funding agencies and community organizations on the high quality and responsive services provided by the organization.

The commitment to family-centred care and clear dedication to individual needs, goals and achievements of each person served were also noted in the report.

The organization’s excellent leadership, financial management and fundraising capabilities were noted, as well as the fact that the majority of fundraised dollars go directly to services.

Two hard-working committees were complimented on their dynamic plans and practices to address both accessibility issues and to ensure the health and safety of persons served, personnel and visitors to the Courtenay facility.

CARF is an independent, non-profit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centres on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966, CARF establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

The Comox Valley Child Development Association is a local nonprofit organization located at 237 Third St. in Courtenay.  It has been providing services for children and youth with special needs in the Comox Valley area since 1974.

For more information, contact the Comox Valley Child Development Association at 250-338-4288 or visit the website at www.cvcda.ca.

— Comox Valley Child Development Association

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