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Cheshire Homes receives first accreditation award!

Cheshire Homes (Hastings – Prince Edward) Inc. has successfully achieved its first FOCUS Accreditation Award.  Congratulations to the entire organization for its dedication to the principles and practices of Quality Improvement.  Cheshire Homes (Hastings – Prince Edward) Inc. is described by stakeholders both internal and external to […]

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Second Accreditation awarded to Bernadette McCann House for Women Inc.

Congratulations to Bernadette McCann House on being awarded their second FOCUS four-year Accreditation.  Bernadette McCann House staff and volunteers are expressive and effective ambassadors and advocates for their organization. BMH demonstrated their sustained commitment to quality assurance, accountability, continuous improvement and excellence throughout the sector and as […]

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Participation House Durham receives second Accreditation!

Congratulations to Participation House Durham on achieving its second FOCUS Accreditation award.  The organization demonstrated its commitment to ongoing learning and quality improvement by meeting most of the standards that were applied. Stakeholders told FOCUS that PH Durham staff are professional and collaborative, and that leadership is open […]

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Women’s Community House successful in receiving Accreditation!

Cheryl Whiteman, Executive Director of FOCUS, comments, “Congratulations to Women’s Community House on being awarded the FOCUS 4-year Accreditation.  Women’s Community House staff and volunteers are eloquent and effective ambassadors and advocates for the organization. WCH is well-known and respected within London due to their tireless advocating […]

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2016 FOCUS Innovation Awards and Learning Event

  We are pleased to announce the 2016 FOCUS Innovation Award winner and two finalists. The winner of the award, as determined by an independent committee, was KW Habilitation’s “Our Farm” initiative. The two finalists were Community Living Essex’s “Speakers Bureau” initiative, and Participation House Support Services […]

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Woodstock and District Developmental Services receives third Four Year Accreditation!

Woodstock District Developmental Services (WDDS) has achieved their third accreditation for the period April 2016 – April 2020. In addition, WDDS received 100% in meeting all standards, the first organization with FOCUS within the Developmental Services sector to receive such excellence! Woodstock and District Developmental Services is […]

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DeafBlind Ontario Receives Second Accreditation!

    David Livingstone, Director of Accreditation at FOCUS notes, “that DeafBlind Ontario Services has successfully achieved its second FOCUS Accreditation Award.  DeafBlind Ontario Services’ is described by stakeholders as a “leader in the community”.  It has for many years demonstrated flexibility creativity and leadership in terms […]

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Central West Specialized Developmental Services Receives Accreditation Once Again!

  Central West Specialized Developmental Services has successfully achieved its second FOCUS Accreditation Award.  Congratulations to the entire organization for its dedication to the principles and practices of Quality Improvement.  Central West Specialized Developmental Services is described by stakeholders both internal and external to the organization as […]

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FOCUS Spring Learning & Innovation Awards Celebration May 11, 2016 – Sign up Now!

Networking, Innovation, Learning and Celebration! The FOCUS Innovation Award for community services has been the first of its kind in Ontario.  It recognizes the successful introduction of an idea, process or initiative that has been proven to make a genuine difference or positive change to the organization, […]

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Family Transition Places Receives 100% and First Accreditation

Cheryl Whiteman, Executive Director of FOCUS, comments, “Congratulations to Family Transition Place (FTP) on being awarded the FOCUS 4-year Accreditation.  This is the first organization within FOCUS Accreditation to receive 100% in meeting all standards, this is no small feat and the organization can be applauded for […]

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