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Congratulations to Catulpa Community Support Services

"Catulpa Community Support Services is described as being "very progressive" and "cutting edge" by its many community partners.  The organization's Executive Director, Margaret Gallow, and her team demonstrate significant commitment to providing exceptional services to the individuals and families that they support.  A strong learning environment was [...]Read more

Congratulations to Niagara Training & Employment Agency

Niagara Training & Employment Agency Inc. (NTEC) is awarded its 2nd 4 year accreditation! Through the validation process, Niagara Training and Employment Agency was commended by people using its services, their families, staff and community partners for taking a "people first approach" to service design and delivery. [...]Read more

Congratulations to Niagara Support Services

Congratulations to Niagara Support Services on earning its 3rd FOCUS Accreditation & Bronze Seal of Sustainability! Niagara Support Services (NSS) has earned the FOCUS bronze seal of sustainability! Through its 3rd FOCUS on-site validation, NSS demonstrated its ongoing commitment toward supporting people to live fulfilled lives in [...]Read more

The FOCUS 2014 Fall Learning Event

The FOCUS 2014 Fall Learning Event attendees took part in an interactive organizational systems thinking workshop and open space session, both facilitated by Phil Cady from CLSwest.  100% of participants gave this experiential learning event two thumbs up, and described the workshops as being a unique way [...]Read more

2014 FOCUS Innovation Awards

2014 FOCUS Innovation Awards We are pleased to announce the 2014 FOCUS Innovation Award winner and two finalists. The winner of the award, as determined by an independent committee, was Bethesda Services’ Curriculum of Caring. The two finalists were Community Living Dufferin’s Palliative Care Supports, and Participation [...]Read more

2014 OCSA Annual Conference

2014 OCSA Annual Conference Terry Richmond, OCSA President & Executive Director, Cheshire Homes Hastings-Prince Edwards joins Janeen Halliwell, FOCUS Executive Director at the 2014 OCSA Annual Conference.  The conference theme: The Quality Advantage.  FOCUS is pleased to be working with Cheshire Homes Hastings-Prince Edward in its quest [...]Read more

Congratulations!

"Community Living Timmins has made a concerted effort to create partnerships and connections in the local community that benefit people using services. There was consensus among family and community partners that services are person-centered, and staff committed to the work they do. FOCUS is pleased to include [...]Read more

Community Living Ontario Conference

FOCUS was pleased to attend the #2GETHER2014 Community Living Ontario Conference and AGM in Richmond Hill on Sept 25, 2014. It was an engaging conference that provided us with an opportunity to connect with many of our 60+ client organizations and the people to whom they provide [...]Read more

SAVE the DATE!

Mark your calendars for FOCUS’ Fall Learning Event and Innovation Award Presentations and Celebration November 12th and 13th at the Ajax Convention Centre FOCUS Innovation Presentations and Award Celebration – November 12th at 1:00pm Join us for 'Show and Tell' presentations by organizations in the running for [...]Read more

FOCUS’ Peer Validator Cohort Continues to Grow

FOCUS' Peer Validator Cohort Continues to Grow As the number of organizations registered and accredited by FOCUS grows and diversifies, so does the FOCUS Peer Validator Cohort - we now have a team of 40 trained Peer Validators. Pictured here are FOCUS Executive Director, Janeen Halliwell and [...]Read more
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