What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a process that demonstrates a provider has met standards for the quality of its services. CARF International establishes these standards to guide providers in offering their services and also uses the standards to evaluate how well a provider is serving people and how it can improve.

 

What is a CARF survey?

As a step toward accreditation, a provider invites CARF International to send a team of professionals, called surveyors, to visit its site and evaluate its services for quality. The surveyors consult with staff members and interview people who use the provider’s services. Based on the surveyors’ review, the provider may be awarded CARF accreditation for one or three years. In some cases, the provider may need to improve its services before it can become accredited.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver is proud to say that it has been fully accredited since 2002 and successfully received its 7th three year-accreditation award in February 2021.

 
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