Your Feedback is important to us!
The Canadian Centre for Accreditation is committed with our participating organizations, volunteers, partners and communities. As an organization interested in continuous quality improvement, CCA views feedback as a valuable learning opportunity.
CCA welcomes feedback regarding our programs and services. If you are an accredited organization or reviewer, please let us know how we did. We appreciate your feedback.
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"The accreditation process helped to identify gaps in policies that needed to be strengthened in accordance with best practice; helped to highlight areas that we excel at and opportunities for growth; the risk management areas for strengthening and reporting were well received by the Board of Directors as an example, we operate under an anti-oppressive lens in all our interactions, however officially formalized this in policy format."
"The process of preparing for our first accreditation pushed us to look at everything through a quality improvement lens. There were many activities involved that allowed us to put even better practices into place as part of our larger Quality Improvement goal."
"The CCA team has been very supportive in assisting us with our preparation and our Accreditation Specialist and Contract Manager answered all our questions and provided all the support we needed and advised us on how to succeed. The CCA is so helpful in the preparation phase and has helped us to problem-solve very unique challenges along the way. The survey team was engaged, eager to learn about our organization and acknowledged our efforts to prepare for the survey. The survey itself was enjoyable and well orchestrated, their suggestions for improvement in the future were helpful. We are very satisfied with the CCA and endorse the survey process as very beneficial in so many ways."
New Path Youth and Family Services has just completed our second successful accreditation process with CCA. While accreditation preparation is time consuming, we have engaged staff at all levels to participate and found the process helpful in fine tuning policy, procedures and practices. This year our virtual site visit was managed very well by a great CCA Accreditation Review Team. I would highly recommend virtual site visits for the future! Our final report highlighted the great work done by staff at all levels – front line, management and Board of Directors. I am thankful for the feedback from the Accreditation Review team as it highlighted some of the areas we take for granted and gave us good reason to celebrate.
Feedback or Concerns About CCA
If you have a concern about CCA’s policies, services or operations – here is how you can let us know.
Complaints will be investigated and responded to in an expedient manner. We are committed to ensuring that the parties involved in a complaint will be given a fair opportunity to explain their perspectives. You are encouraged to first raise your concern directly with the person(s) involved. However, if you prefer to record your concern here, you will be contacted within 5 working days and the matter will be brought to the attention of the CCA Executive Director or designate.
See our complete Policy on External Complaints about CCA here.
Complaints About a CCA-Accredited Organization
Have a complaint or concern about a CCA-accredited organization? Here’s what to do.
The goal of CCA’s accreditation program is to support community-based health and social service organizations to examine, strengthen and improve the quality of their services and operations.
If you have a concern that a CCA-accredited organization is not meeting CCA standards, CCA does have a mechanism to receive complaints under certain circumstances and where the complaint may be relevant to an organization’s compliance with requirements of accreditation.
Our four-year accreditation review cycle includes an in-depth site and/or virtual visit at the organization as well as status reports submitted by the accredited organization in off years. If a concern arises in between accreditations, CCA expects the organization to develop a plan to address the concern and to report to CCA on its progress in addressing it.
If you have a complaint about an organization, we encourage you first to contact the organization directly to raise your concerns. As one part of every accreditation review, CCA verifies that the organization being accredited has and abides by policies and procedures about how it will respond to complaints received from the public.
CCA will only accept a complaint or concern regarding one of our accredited organizations if:
- The organization and the relevant program are accredited by CCA.
- The complaint is related to mandatory or required CCA standards.
- The complainant has exhausted the internal complaints process of the accredited organization (where such a process exists and is applicable to the situation.)
- The complainant identifies him/her/themselves and gives permission for CCA to share the complainant’s name with the accredited organization.
Upon accepting a complaint, CCA will require the accredited organization to provide CCA with a report outlining its complaints procedures and how it responded to the complaint in question. Once CCA has assessed this response we will inform the complainant if further review or action is warranted on CCA’s part.
CCA will typically not act on a concern or complaint in the following circumstances until the related process has been exhausted:
- The concern is related to the practice of an individual registered professional.
- The concern is related to employee-employer issues.
- The concern is related to an issue for which provincial or territorial legislation exists, such as employment standards, privacy legislation or an established Ombudsman process.
- Legal action has been initiated as a result of the concern.
The matter is under police investigation.
In such situations, CCA requires that the accredited organization inform CCA of the eventual resolution of the matter.
If you wish to proceed with the concern/complaint fill out the form below:
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