Senior Centre Governance
MISSION: To engage adults in outstanding experiences which enhance their quality of life.
VISION: Outstanding Experiences, Every Person, Everyday.
|• Healthy, safe & sustainable centres
|• Active Living and Life Long Learning
Terms of Reference
The Board of Directors Terms of Reference defines the purpose and responsibilities of the board, accountability and membership.
Elderly Services Advisory Committee (E.S.A.C)
Promoting the well-being and quality of life for seniors in the Halton region.
Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
LHIN works with local health providers and community members to
determine the health service priorities of our regions.
Supporting and linking people of all ages to community programs and services.
Older Adults Centre Association of Ontario (OACAO)
provides resources, expertise and leadership for older adult centres and seniors groups through advocacy, education, networking and innovative direction.
In June 2013, the Halton Hills Seniors Recreation Centres achieved a 3 year accreditation through CARF under the person-centered programming standard. We demonstrated that the data we collect is used to manage and improve service delivery. Qualifying for accreditation, indicators and improvement activities were examined for both services delivered and business practices. For service delivery, indicators needed to cover each of the following areas: the effectiveness of services; the efficiency of services; service access and satisfaction. Other feedback from the persons served and other stakeholders was also taken into consideration. Indicators for business practices needed to examine financial data, risk management, human resources, and health and safety systems, among others.
The Value of Accreditation: CARF is committed to providing the greatest value for our accreditation investment. Our members look for CARF accreditation as their assurance that our programs, activities and facilities are of the highest quality. Members and visitors recognize CARF accreditation as a demonstration of superior performance for our users. Halton Hills Senior Centres, as a service provider, have the advantage of clearly defined and internationally accepted standards to ensure that our services remain among the elite for excellence.
Among the many benefits provided by CARF accreditation are:
- Business improvement
- Risk management
- unding access
- Service excellence
- Positive visibility
- Peer networking
- Competitive differentiation
The Seniors Centres of Halton Hills have been working together to plan a common strategy to embrace the future opportunities to serve older adults in Halton Hills for the next 10 years.
- Providing programs, activities and services to ensure capacity and participation.
- Increasing Memberships at the Centres
- Utilizing current technology to promote centre benefits i.e. education, volunteerism & revenue
- Revenue generation
- Looking to future facility needs