Accreditation Survey Information

Nov. 01, 2016


Niagara Children’s Centre is accredited under CARF International. We will be undergoing our scheduled resurvey December 8 and 9, 2016. 

What is accreditation?

Accreditation is a process that demonstrates a provider has met standards for the quality of its services. CARF International established these standards to guide providers in offering their services and also uses the standards to evaluate how well a provider is serving people and how it can improve.


What is a survey?

As a step toward accreditation, a provider invites CARF International to send a team of professionals, called surveyors, to visit it’s site and evaluate its services for quality. The surveyors consult with the staff members and interview people who use the provider’s services. Some questions the survey team members might ask people are :

• Do we provide a clean and safe environment?

• Do we provide the services families need and want?

• Are families treated with respect?

• Do families take part in planning their services?

• Are families provided the information they need?


Based on the surveyors’ review, the provider may be awarded accreditation for a term of one to three years. In our previous survey of 2014, Niagara Children’s Centre was awarded a 3 year award.  

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