What is Accreditation?

Accreditation provides you with an independent, third-party assessment of your organization using standards built upon best practices used and validated by organizations just like yours around the world.

Accreditation is an ongoing process of assessing health and social services organizations against standards of excellence to identify what is being done well and what needs to be improved.

It involves all members of your organization, from your board of directors to frontline staff as well as members of the community including patients and families and your community partners. It allows you to understand how to make better use of your resources, increase efficiency, enhance quality and safety, and reduce risk.

More than 10,000 sites in health care and social services across 5 continents, are experiencing the rewards of working with the standards that Accreditation Canada uses in its Qmentum accreditation program.


Accreditation Cycle


See how accreditation works: View the Accreditation Process →


Why is Accreditation Important?

Accreditation will help you create better health care and social services for your clients.

It will help you make better use of your resources, focus on increasing efficiency, quality and safety, improve communication among staff and reduce risk and variances thereby saving you time and money.

Accreditation also helps providers secure funding, meet jurisdictional requirements and secure an advantage in competitive marketplaces.