HSO Celebrates Ten National Standards of Canada

HSO Celebrates Ten National Standards of Canada

In 2020 we celebrate a special milestone: We published our 10th National Standard of Canada. Health Standards Organization (HSO) is the only Standard Development Organization in Canada solely dedicated to developing health and social service standards. The designation...
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...