Get Involved

Community Involvement

The community is our compass, and has charted FOCUS’ direction since our inception in 2004. We continue to develop and maintain strong community involvement, and we encourage you to get involved in FOCUS’ activities by taking part as a:

  • Board Member
  • Accreditation Committee Member (must have experience working with the FOCUS Standards and not associated with a current registered or accredited organization)
  • Survey Respondent
  • Focus Group Participant
  • Special Projects Consultant

Giving Input

We encourage people who use and work in services to share their views in a number of ways, including sitting on committees (when there are openings), responding to surveys and taking part in focus groups. For more information about how to get involved, contact us. We will be happy to hear from you.

Accreditation Committee

The FOCUS Accreditation Committee ensures the integrity of our Quality Improvement and Accreditation Program. The volunteer committee members are professionals with vast knowledge and experience in the sectors in which FOCUS client organizations provide services. Committee members have no direct affiliation with any one organization, and their professional backgrounds differ – some are adult educators, consultants, retired executive directors and Ministry employees, board members, and more.

Three members form an ad-hoc committee for each organization that has completed the validation component. These committee members review the organization’s accreditation report, meet via teleconference, review the findings in the report, conduct a question and answer session with the Lead Accreditor who led the process, and provide the final decision as to the level of accreditation awarded: a 4 year, deferred or non-accreditation.

To inquire into membership, please fill in the contact form indicating your interest.

“Being involved on the Accreditation Committee has given me much greater insight into the whole process of accreditation and a new appreciation of how much work is involved in becoming accredited and how committed the individual organizations are to continuing to improve their services. Participating on this committee would be the perfect introduction to FOCUS as an organization and the process of accreditation.”


Interested in learning more about how we can help your organization? Give us a call at 1.866.805.2600, email us at [email protected], or fill out the contact form on our contact page.



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