This year, due to the current COVID restrictions our CARF Accreditation on-site survey will be conducted virtually between the dates of Feb 22, 2021 to Feb 24, 2021. During this timeline, our premises may be subject to a livestreaming process* for the purpose of this accreditation. Images and audio of staff, clients, family members, and bystanders may be seen and heard during the livestreaming. Livestreaming is not recorded nor stored, but may be transmitted outside of Canada.
The Comox Valley Child Development Association is once again working to achieve our CARF® Accreditation. Through the review process our organization has gone through an internal examination of our programs and practices. This is typically followed by an on-site survey. However, this portion will be done virtually this year. The survey process will be conducted by a team of expert practitioners selected by CARF, where the CVCDA must demonstrate that we conform to a series of rigorous and internationally recognized CARF standards.
Based on the results of the survey, CARF prepares a written report of the CVCDA’s strengths and areas for improvement. If the CVCDA has sufficiently demonstrated our conformance to the standards, we will once again earn our CARF accreditation.
CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, since 1966.
Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.
The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices during an on-site survey. Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community. Accreditation also demonstrates a provider’s commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.
Learn More about CARF: http://www.carf.org/CARFCanada/
*Livestreaming Process Information:
During the above time period, the building interior/facilities/premises may be subject to a livestreaming process for the purpose of accreditation. Images and audio of staff, clients, family members, and bystanders may be seen and heard during the livestreaming. Livestreaming is not recorded nor stored, but may be transmitted outside of Canada.
If you do not want to be seen and heard when livestreaming is taking place, please take on of the following actions:
- Avoid the premises during the accreditation site survey
- Contact the organization’s management about ‘safe’ times to access the premises during the site survey
- Contact the organization’s management about ‘safe’ locations on premises during the site survey
If you do not take one of the above actions, your consent is implied.
BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (PIPPA) applies to the livestreaming. FIPPA S26 applies to the collection of images and audio during the livestreaming. FIPPA S32 applies to the use of livestreaming for the accreditation purpose. If you have any questions about your privacy or livestreaming, please contact either:
Quality Assurance Branch
PO Box 9777 Stn Prov Gov
Victoria, BC V8W 9S5
Executive Director of Quality Assurance
Suite 700 – 1200 W 73rd Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6P 6G5
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:
250-338-4288 ext 221