Accreditation assures the delivery of consistent, high quality hospice palliative care among accredited programs and services located throughout the province.
HPCO Accreditation signifies to health professionals, the public, and funders that an organization, institution or program complies with industry standards and has been recognized by HPCO based on a rigorous review of overall performance by industry peers. Accreditation also serves as an indicator of commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
Organizations that offer In-Home Hospice, Visiting and/or Hospice Residence are encouraged to register to participate in HPCO’s Accreditation Program. In addition to these core programs, HPCO also offers Accreditation for Day Hospice, Spiritual Care, and Grief & Bereavement Support.
Hospice organizations have a maximum of 12 months from the start of their Self-Assessment to complete the process and have their decision rendered. The Fee Schedule for the entire 3-year program can be found here.
Steps to Accreditation
For information on Accreditation Decisions click here.
The Accreditation Decision is followed by Ongoing Compliance requirements.
For more information, please contact Selina Abetkoff, Standards & Accreditation Coordinator at 416.304.1477 x236.
For a list of Hospice Organizations that have achieved Accreditation with HPCO, please click here.
HPCO is committed to the rigour and reliability of the Accreditation Program, and hospice organizations that have been accredited by HPCO are required to comply with HPCO Standards in order to maintain their Accreditation. Stakeholders who feel an accredited organization is not operating in compliance with the Standards may file a complaint with HPCO. For more information, please contact us at 416.304.1477 x236 or by email through our Contact Us Form.