JFSC is an accredited, non denominational and inclusive social service agency serving the Calgary Community.
The Board of Directors, Staff, and Members of Jewish Family Service Calgary believe that it is not who we provide service to, but how we provide that service that matters. Our services and programs are offered in the spirit of Jewish tradition and values: social justice, compassion, and a commitment to repairing the world.
Individuals and families coming to JFSC receive holistic care, meaning that all of the clients' needs are addressed simultaneously to the best of the ability of the agency. JFSC functions as a broadly based social support and safety net for the clients it serves.
In March 2015, the Board of Directors, with input from agency staff members, completed a 3 year strategic plan and identified the four goals for 2015 – 2018 as:
- Increase focus on preventive services
- Increase recognition as a leader in exceptional service delivery
- Expand JFSC relationships and partnerships
- Develop a Reserve Fund
On March, 2016 JFSC has been awarded a four year accreditation by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA). The hard work, professionalism, and dedication of our staff and Board of Directors are clearly reflected in this significant achievement.
Accreditation is a process that provides assurance from a respected third-party that the accredited organization meets commonly accepted standards for good governance, management, and excellence in service provision. It is one way that we demonstrate to our clients and funders that we are operating responsibly and providing responsive and quality services.
Being CCA Accredited allows us to demonstrate our accomplishments at not only an operational level but also in our business management and community governance. With increasing pressure for public accountability, participation in the accreditation process promotes a quality and safety culture across the organization.