Accreditation Canada is an independent, not-for-profit organization that sets standards built upon best practices used and validated by health and social services organizations around the world.
Granted in 2017 with the Accreditation Primer Award, Isuarsivik has followed a comprehensive self-assessment in May 2019. Thus, external peer surveyors conducted an on-site survey at the Centre during which they assessed Isuarsivik’s leadership, governance, clinical programs and services against Accreditation Canada requirements for quality and safety. These requirements include national standards of excellence, required safety practices to reduce potential harm; and questionnaires to assess the work environment, guest safety culture, governance functioning and guest experience.
It is the first time in history that a health and social services organization in Nunavik has received this honorable distinction that highlights best practices in terms of quality and safety standards of excellence.