CARF Accreditation

The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC is committed to delivering high quality services to our persons served. We are equally committed to maintaining a high level of quality standards for business practice.

We are proud to demonstrate this commitment by achieving CARF accreditation for the following program(s)/services:

        Community Housing

        Host Family / Shared Living Services

        Supported Living

        Governance Standards Applied

CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) is an independent, non-profit accreditor of health and human services, focusing on quality and results. Programs and services that are CARF accredited have demonstrated their conformance to internationally recognized standards for service delivery. They have demonstrated their commitment to continuous quality improvement and a consumer-driven focus. The John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland has received accreditation from CARF since 2004.

Our accreditation is a public commitment that we strive to:

  • Involve persons served and their families in their service planning
  • Respect individual cultural preferences
  • Be accountable to our funding sources, referral agencies, and the community at large
  • Address health and safety concerns, such as building safety and emergency preparedness
  • Maintain management practices that are efficient, cost-effective, and based on outcomes and consumer satisfaction

For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the accreditation process, visit

Letter of Accreditation

Survey Report



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