CAC has made major changes over the decades that we have been operating, including broadening our Program Standards to represent a wider range of programs. When we were started, the focus was on supporting Child, Youth, and Family Programs, but we have evolved to better represent a wider focus, including health, adult, and individualized areas. As well as the program standards, CAC created the Enhanced Designations to recognize areas of specialty and ensure that the person served in those programs were being given the support they need.
Types of Accreditation
Child, Youth, and Family
Community Health and Wellness Centres
Homelessness and Shelter Programs
Homelessness and shelter programs are designed to provide food, shelter, and safety to individuals who are experiencing homelessness. Individuals who access these programs may need them for a single night, a few days, weeks, or even months. These programs could include providing services for specific groups such as Youth, Adults, Women, or those who require emergency shelter services. CAC also works with the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) to accredit their programs using their Case Management Standards. If you would like to find out more about CHF, you can visit their site at www.calgaryhomeless.com.
Treatment and Wellness Centres
Immigration services programs respond to the unique needs of immigrants and refugees, such as assisting them in their settlement and adjustment, supporting their participation in Canadian society, and assisting them to overcome barriers. CAC has standards to help these organizations support the individual need of those using their services.