Accreditation

Accreditation

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services has been accredited with the Council On Accreditation (COA) since 2003.  To meet accreditation, organizations must be accredited every four years.  Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services has been approved by COA until 10/31/2015.

COA's reaccreditation process is client centered and supportive of the unique cultural needs and goals of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows Community Services and the people we serve.
 
About COA (Council On Accreditation)
COA is an international, independent, not-for-profit, child- and family-service and behavioral healthcare accrediting organization. It was founded in 1977 by the Child Welfare League of America and Family Service America (now the Alliance for Children and Families). Originally known as an accrediting body for family and children's agencies, COA currently accredits over 45 different service areas. Among the service areas are substance abuse treatment, adult day care, services for the homeless, foster care, and inter-country adoption.

COA views accreditation as a catalyst for change that builds on an organization's strengths and helps it achieve better results in all areas. The accreditation process is designed to meet the needs of diverse organizations. An organization is evaluated against best-practice standards, which are developed using a consensus model with input from a wide range of service providers, funders, experts, policymakers and consumers.

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