CARF International announced that Shuswap Children’s Association has been accredited for a three-year period for its Child and Youth Services and Respite Services (Children and Adolescents). This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization.
Accredited since 2006, the association received two exemplary commendations in the latest survey: one for their risk-management plan and the other for its leadership and labours with the TRUE in the Trees project, which changed a local park near Okanagan College into a musical landscape that is accessible and nature-oriented.
“Our entire team is very pleased to once again receive a three-year accreditation,” said executive director June Stewart. “One of my favourite lines from the report is: ‘Staff members are vivacious, and the organization’s enthusiastic atmosphere is contagious. The culture is highly oriented towards co-operative teamwork with a focus on getting the job done. Joy, happiness, and humour are prevalent among team members.’”
Shuswap Children’s Association employs 45 to 50 people, primarily part-time, offering a variety of child-related services and programs.