CMHA Durham’s Accreditation Journey

Canadian Mental Health Association Durham is committed to quality of care and service. Participation in the accreditation process is a key action by which we measure our clinical and operational performance against established health care provider standards. It enables us to identify opportunities to improve patient care and service in a way that is transparent and holds us accountable to our communities.

Accreditation Canada’s accreditation program—developed over 55 years—has a high degree of recognition in the international health care community.The Accreditation Canada approach has evolved into an ongoing, interactive, 48-month Qmentum cycle that aligns well with our philosophy of continuous quality improvement.

In 2016, CMHA Durham received Accreditation with Exemplary Standing from Accreditation Canada. This is the highest ranking conferred by Accreditation Canada.