Media Release - Nexus Youth Services Awarded 4-Year Accreditation by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation.pdfdownload
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Nexus Youth Services Awarded 4-Year Accreditation by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation
Monday, February 12, 2018For immediate release
Mississauga – Nexus Youth Services (NYS) is proud to announce that it has been re-accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) for an additional four-year term. NYS successfully met 100% of CCA’s mandatory and leading practice standards, including CCA’s Youth Engagement standards. NYS staff and supporters celebrated the achievement with sister agency Peel Children’s Centre on Thursday, February 8th.
Those who are familiar with NYS appreciate that Youth Engagement is at the very heart of its mission. Through its Community Counselling and Youth Centre programs, NYS strives to provide high quality services that are inclusive and responsive to the needs and voices of youth. The NYS tagline, “For you. With you.”, communicates the agency’s commitment to youth-adult partnerships that allow for both groups to contribute, teach and learn from each other.
Humbled, affirmed and motivated by CCA’s final report, NYS is grateful for the opportunity to highlight its strengths and learn about areas for continuous improvement through the accreditation process.
“To be accredited by CCA is a significant accomplishment for NYS,” says Manager, Karen Anslow. “It speaks volumes about the dedication of our staff and the strength of our partnerships with the youth we serve.”
Accreditation with CCA supports organizations to continually improve the quality and efficiency of the programs and services they provide. Following the submission of extensive documentation and an on-site review, a four-member team from the social service sector evaluated NYS’ operations, governance, service delivery and Youth Centre.
Nexus Youth Services is an accredited, community-based, publicly funded, mental health agency serving youth living in Peel Region. NYS helps more than 2,000 youth annually through its Community Counselling program and Youth Centre, located on the second floor of the Mississauga Central Library. For more information on NYS programs and services, call 905-795-3518 or visit www.nexusyouth.ca.
Alexandra Macgregor-Amde, Communications Specialist
(905) 795-3500 ext. 2297