BCCDA Certification

PICS is a BCCDA Certified Career Development Agency. BCCDA Agency Certification makes it easy for Career Development Agencies like PICS to communicate CREDIBILITY, a high level of PROFESSIONALISM and ETHICAL STANDARDS to its clients and other stakeholders. As a Certified agency, PICS showcases a highly QUALIFIED workplace that is committed to excellence and continuous learning. The certification provides agencies with PUBLIC RECOGNITION for meeting and exceeding the Career Development Industry standards.


CARF Accreditation

PICS Society 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 programs and services:

  • Community Employment Services:  Job Development
  • Community Housing
  • Employee Development Services
  • Personal Supports Services:  Short-Term Immigration Support Services
  • Self-Employment Services
  • Adult Day Services
  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Senior Living
  • Governance Standards Applied

What is CARF Accreditation?

When considering a community services provider, how do you evaluate the different available options? Where do you look to determine which providers may offer the highest quality services? The answer is CARF International.

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services providers in the areas of Aging Services, Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, Durable Medical Equipment, Employment and Community Services, Medical Rehabilitation, Opioid Treatment Programs, and Vision Rehabilitation Services.

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.

Person-Centred Services

Persons served play an active and vital role in the CARF accreditation process, from helping to develop the international performance standards to giving input on the quality of services they receive. Through accreditation, providers demonstrate their belief that all people have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, have access to needed services that achieve optimum outcomes, and are empowered to exercise informed choice. PICS Society is pleased to join CARF in this mission.

For more information about CARF International, the standards, or the accreditation process, visit www.carf.org.