Why accreditation matters

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Accreditation helps health care organizations improve their performance for the benefit of their clients and the health system.

Each of our client organizations has chosen our ISQua-accredited program to help them pursue excellence, improve their performance, and guide their ongoing quality and safety initiatives. They do so both as a mark of pride and as a way to create a strong and sustainable focus on quality and safety within their walls.

Our approach to accreditation strengthens the quality improvement efforts that organizations already have underway. It helps them:

  • Assess their services and find out where to focus their improvement efforts
  • Develop standardized processes to improve efficiency and reduce costs
  • Mitigate risk and support the uptake of best practices
  • Build a culture of quality, safety, and excellence
  • Identify leading and commendable practices
  • Publicly promote their commitment to offering safe, high-quality services


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Quality matters

Look for an Accreditation Canada banner or certificate when you are at a health care organization. If it is accredited, you’ll know the organization is proud to have been assessed by its peers, met or exceeded national standards of excellence, and continues to strive for excellence.