Integrate internationally endorsed standards and required practices (ROPs) into your everyday operations for the best chance to make your health care facility a safer place. Understand Health Care Quality Improvement opportunities via orientation sessions

Readiness Assessments help you plan future quality improvement tasks based on your current operations by assessing your services against all High Priority Criteria and Required Organizational Practices. Simulated Surveys get you comfortable with the official accreditation process and identify which award is attainable for you using a sub-set of standards selected with your Advisor. Use the web-based Self-Assessments to gather operations staff input on your facility’s performance anytime in your accreditation process.

It’s easier to commit to safer facilities and better patient care with education sessions and ongoing advisory support tailored to your needs—offered in your language. Accreditation Europe helps you create workable strategic plans and develop, and implement, policies so you continually meet accreditation expectations.

The Accreditation survey assesses all criteria applicable to the organization, including high priority criteria, regular criteria and Required Organization Practices. After the survey your organization receives Accreditation report and Award. Recommendations get you moving towards future accreditation targets.

Get help to improve difficult areas with post survey coaching, education and advisory services so you can implement the survey recommendations and achieve new levels of accreditation. Take the next step in your quality improvement efforts by enrolling in Stroke or Trauma Distinction programs.

Define your organization’s requirements for new or enhanced program into a comprehensive project design through a needs assessment exercise.

Enhance existing accreditation program or introduce a new program by bridging together international best practices and local needs.

Transfer knowledge on programs, accreditation, quality improvement and patient safety methodologies to leaders, staff and surveyors.

Maximize efficiencies in implementing accreditation programs

Sustain your program for decades, by reducing costs related to program maintenance

Who We Accredit

More than 1,100 health care and social service organizations, representing 5,800 sites and services, are experiencing the rewards of being accredited by Accreditation Canada. These organizations have chosen to invest time and resources to improve quality through accreditation.

Community Care

  • Primary care
  • Home care
  • Public health
  • Community health centres
  • Community mental health/substance abuse/gambling
  • Community rehabilitation
  • Remote and isolated nursing stations
  • Emergency medical services
  • Case management organizations

Hospitals and Health Systems

  • Acute care 
  • Non-acute care (including cancer care, rehabilitation, complex continuing care, mental health)
  • Regional health authorities and health systems
  • Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs)
  • Centre de santé et de services sociaux (CSSS)

Specialty Health Services

  • Independent biomedical laboratories
  • Medical imaging
  • Independent medical/surgical facilities
  • Assisted reproductive technology
  • Staffing agencies

Seniors’ Care

  • Long-term care
  • Residential homes
  • Retirement homes
  • Supportive housing
  • Assisted living
  • Supportive living
  • Enriched seniors’ housing
  • Personal care homes
  • Independent living
  • Retirement homes
  • Special care homes
  • Nursing homes
  • Nursing care facilities
  • Continuing care organizations