Our current version of the standards has evolved from a rich history of more than 30 years in partnership with individuals, groups of like-minded programs, and health and human services organizations. Since the release of the first version of standards, they have been developed, revisited, revised and are continually evolving in order to provide the most current best practice.
|The 2015 Edition of the Governance & Management Standards, which includes CAC’s Process Manual, is available for purchase through Lulu.com. Program standards are available on the Members Only page for Organizations.|
There have been many changes over the course of the past 30 years, such as the broadening of the Program Standards to include a wider range of programs, reflective of our evolution from focusing solely on accrediting programs supporting children, youth, and families to a wider focus that includes adult and health programs. The Enhanced Designations were also created to allow programs to be recognized in their areas of specialty.
We also understand that different program types and communities have very different needs. To allow organizations to demonstrate the uniqueness of their programs, we have worked with many different stakeholders to develop standards that reflect their individual needs. Below is a list of some of the different types of organizations and programs we provide accreditation services to.
Calgary Homeless Foundation
In order to promote excellence in practice, CAC continues to work with Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) to utilize our process for their Case Management Standards. As CHF continues to coordinate Calgary’s Homeless-Serving System of Care towards the achievement of Functional Zero homelessness in Calgary, it works with the local community in developing a process by which standards are reviewed and supported. This allows programs working with the case management model to implement and consistently demonstrate common standards. If you’d like to learn more about Calgary Homeless Foundation and their work towards the achievement of Functional Zero homelessness in Calgary, please visit www.calgaryhomeless.com