Shining a Light on the Best Leading Practices

Shining a Light on the Best Leading Practices

A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been...
5 Tips for Preparing to Engage with Indigenous Communities in Canada

5 Tips for Preparing to Engage with Indigenous Communities in Canada

As a health care provider or social worker, are you looking to better engage with Indigenous peoples in Canada? In July, Health Standards Organization (HSO) hosted an Engaging with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples, communities and organizations “Are You Ready?”...
A special statement on COVID-19

A special statement on COVID-19

We have been in contact with our many surveyors and leaders of over 4,000 client organizations around the world in the past few weeks. While on-site accreditation activities are postponed, our Accreditation Canada, Health Standards Organization and the Institute for...
Humility as the Key to Safe and Inclusive Care

Humility as the Key to Safe and Inclusive Care

Guest post by Duane Jackson, Patient partner My name is Duane Jackson, I am Gitanmaax of the Gitksan nation of Old Hazelton. I am father to Caleb, Cooper, and James, and 27-year partner to Christine. I have been a patient partner for five years and have been honoured...
#BecauseOfYou, International Women’s Day 2020

#BecauseOfYou, International Women’s Day 2020

At HSO we work every day to inspire positive change. For International Women’s Day 2020, we decided to embrace the Canadian #BecauseOfYou campaign and talk about women who inspire us. We also understand the power of example, and in that spirit we are pleased to...