New Certification Big News for Skills Centre Community


CARF accreditation has been the internationally recognized benchmark of quality service providers for more than 50 years. The Skills Centre received its CARF accreditation this month following an intensive review of the non-profit.

“CARF accreditation helps organizations improve the quality of their services and meet internationally recognized standards. The public can look at CARF accreditation as assurance that we strive to offer the highest quality programs and services,” says Morag Carter, executive director of the Skills Centre.

“In many ways, getting the certification is about our processes and policies, things that the public and our clients don’t think about. For the public, the value of CARF is in what we offer our clients and partners. As one client told the certification committee, ‘The Skills Centre goes above and beyond to help clients build confidence in themselves.’”

Carter says that sort of testimonial along with the recommendations and endorsement of CARF are very rewarding for everyone at the Skills Centre.

“The organization has worked hard to create a professional yet personal and welcoming workplace that both the staff members and community members appreciate,” the CARF certification committee said in granting the Skills Centre its accreditation.

The Skills Centre is one of only two organizations in the region to achieve its CARF certification.

“Everyone at the Skills Centre participated in this process, our staff and board directors, and the achievement belongs to each one of them. I’m very proud of our team and the impact we’re able to make in the community,” Carter adds.