Portage obtained the Accreditation Primer in July 2008. This first stage of the accreditation process began in 2006 with a motion from the Portage Board of Directors, which authorised that an agreement be reached with Accreditation Canada to accredit the organisation according to the requirements of the Loi sur les services de santé et les services sociaux. At this time it was agreed that the accreditation process would be applied across the entire organisation.
Portage received full accreditation
in 2010. The actions and service quality improvements that have been put in place throughout the accreditation process have fostered pride in quality among all Portage staff members.
Portage is very proud to announce that its accreditation standing with Accreditation Canada has been increased to that of Exemplary Standing, as of December 10, 2013
Accreditation is the recognition by an external, competent authority that an establishment is engaged in a continuous process of improving the quality of its services. This recognition by a third party provides credibility to the accredited organisation, eliciting greater confidence from the community, residents, and government authorities because of the importance that the establishment places on continuously improving the quality of its services.