Background

While our standards are reviewed and updated every 4 years, CAC’s background story began in 1974 as a part of the Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families (AASCF). At that time, a Standards Development Project was initiated, grounded in ‘the belief that the evaluation of the quality and success of residential child care could only begin after the development of a set of standards’. In 1978, the first set of standards were released, titled Standards for Child Care. Three decades later, in 2004, as the project grew large enough to become its own independent body, CAC was founded and assumed responsibility for standards and the accreditation process.

National Expansion and ISQua Accreditation

Over the next several years, CAC stepped onto the national stage by providing accreditation to organization in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. During that period, we also expanded our breadth of services to include such areas as health, adult programs, and the Calgary Homeless Foundation. In 2012 and 2013 CAC gained ISQua accreditation for our standards and our organization as a whole, respectively. For more information, see Our ISQua Accreditation.

Newsletter – November 2016

This month our CEO, Calvin Wood, took a trip to Tokyo, Japan to speak at the 33rd ISQua Conference. ISQua, or the International Society for Quality in Healthcare, is the body who accredits CAC, both as an organization and also our standards. The discussion point this...

A Fresh New Look For CAC

A new CAC logo was unveiled on October 17, 2016. Created by Kyle Loranger Design, CAC’s new look features multicoloured tiles radiating like the northern lights around a subtle maple leaf. The maple leaf reminds us of our origins, and all the best of what we believe...