FOCUS Accreditation is a non- profit accreditation agency for community service organizations. It was created in Ontario in 2004 by the very people who use and work in these services. FOCUS reflects the culture and expectations of community service organizations in Ontario
FOCUS Accreditation is based on standards that reflect best practice in service and supports, and organizational effectiveness. FOCUS standards are built on the foundation of quality services and centre around, Person- Directed Services, Effective Governance & Leadership, A Learning Culture, and Health, Safety and Wellness. Service Specific standards address Services in a Person’s Home, Services Outside a Person’s Home, Services for Children and Families and Clinical Services.
FOCUS grants 4 year accreditation status to organizations that meet their standards and demonstrate a commitment to quality and accountability.