A CARF Three-Year Accreditation was first awarded to Independent Living Housing Society in 2005 for the provision of programs and services in our homes.
What is accreditation?
Accreditation is a peer review process that helps the Independent Living Society of Greater Victoria improve the quality of services. Accreditation demonstrates that our organization has opened its service delivery and business processes to outside scrutiny to improve the quality of our programs. Every three years surveyors visit our homes and offices to evaluate our compliance with the highest standards for residential operations and organizational management.
What is CARF?
CARF is a private, non-profit organization that grew out of a need to promote quality programs for people with disabilities. CARF has surveyors with extensive experience and training in the area in which they survey. The role of the surveyor is to help organizations achieve the goal of assisting individuals with disabilities in achieving their highest human potential.
I've worked at ILHS for 18 years. It has been the best job I've ever had. I love my work, enjoy time with my co-workers (some have become my best friends), the Individuals supported have changed my life, and my bosses have been brilliant. I wouldn't change anything. I look forward to work each day and have a real sense of contributing something of value.
- Dan, Residential Care Worker