Ongwanada achieves Accreditation with
Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada
January 15, 2013
KINGSTON - Ongwanada has received some exciting news which demonstrates to its client families and community partners that it not only meets, but exceeds, national standards as a developmental service organization.
Ongwanada has been granted Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada. It's the highest possible honour bestowed by the independent organization which assesses the quality of service of health and developmental service organizations based on national standards of excellence.
Ongwanada is a non-profit organization which provides services and supports to more than 600 individuals with a developmental disability and their families in Kingston and eastern Ontario, including Greater Napanee and Gananoque.
The decision comes after Ongwanada completed a rigorous three-year Accreditation program, concluding with a visit from Accreditation Canada surveyors to Ongwanada facilities in December 2012.
Ongwanada was assessed on numerous factors, such as client safety initiatives, governance, leadership and health-care related programs. Ongwanada met 97.3 percent of service standards outlined by Accreditation Canada and 100 per cent of the Required Organizational Practices.
"Ongwanada has, by way of a collaborative approach, developed new programs, enhanced existing ones and met a number of challenges while obviously keeping client needs at the centre of their decision-making throughout," the Accreditation report states.
"Achieving Accreditation with Exemplary Standing is an outstanding honour for our organization," said Ongwanada Executive Director Bob Seaby. "Every day our staff provide excellent support and services to our 600 clients and make efforts to continuously improve as an organization. To have this work recognized by Accreditation Canada is an important accomplishment and a sign that Ongwanada is a leader in the developmental services field."
To read the full Accreditation Canada report download the document below.
For further information, please contact:
613-548-4417 ext. 3327