Nexus Youth Services Successfully Re-Accredited!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014Previously accredited by Children’s Mental Health Ontario, Nexus Youth Services is very pleased to announce the results of our first accreditation with the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, an independent, not-for-profit organization offering accreditation to community-based health service organizations in Canada.
Achieving 100% of both Mandatory and Leading Practice Standards, Nexus was humbled by the Review Team’s written feedback about Nexus staff and how they build “a very strong positive and trusting relationship with youth that makes them feel comfortable approaching staff when they need support.” The Review Team also shared that at Nexus the youth feel “physically and emotionally safe and respected” and that they were “very impressed with the work done in the area of Youth Engagement. The team felt it was a model for other organizations to learn from.”
The Accreditation process includes the submission of hundreds of supporting documents as well as a site visit and interviews with staff, board members, and clients. For the first time, our Accreditation Review included a Youth Engagement Module, and as part of the evaluation process for this Module our Review Team included a Youth Reviewer who conducted interviews with youth at the Nexus Youth Centre.
Nexus would like to thank everyone involved in achieving these incredible results. It is on a very positive note that we kick off the New Year and we can’t wait to see what the rest of 2014 will bring for Nexus Youth Services!