Kootenay Family Place (KFP) was incorporated on January 17, 1972 as a non-profit organization with charitable status. At that time the society had four staff and provided a small child care program called Hobbit Hill Children’s Centre.
KFP now offers 14 different programs in five locations. We employ over 45 full and part time staff who serve children, youth and families throughout the West Kootenay and Boundary Region.
As stated in KFP’s Constitution, the purposes of the Society are:
- To supply and render services to children youth & families.
- To establish resources for children, youth &families.
- To promote liaison and cooperation with other organizations which have objectives similar in whole or in part, to the objects of the Society.
- To operate as a charitable organization to administer and employ its property, assets and rights for the purpose of promoting or aiding in the promotion of the well being of children, youth & families.
- To seek appropriate funding collected by any suitable means which shall periodically be disbursed by the Society to meet the priorities as decided by the Board.
- To receive grants from the Government of Canada or any Department or Agency, thereof, the Government of British Columbia, or any Department or Agency, thereof, and other donor, and to apply and administer such grants for such purposes and in such manner as is consistent with the objectives of the Society, generally, as the Donor prescribes.
Kootenay Family Place is currently accredited to May, 2018 through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Faclities (CARF). CARF is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services, and Kootenay Family Place falls under the Child and Youth Services area. CARF is an international accreditor and currently accredits more than 50,000 programs and services world wide.
CARF accreditation is an objective and reliable verification that organizations such as Kootenay Family Place qualify for your confidence and support. The CARF accreditation process involves a detailed review and analysis of both an organization’s administrative operations—including financial practices—and its service delivery practices. All are “measured” against international standards of best practice. These standards emphasize services that are accessible, appropriate, based in the community, coordinated, culturally competent, evidence-based, individualized, outcomes-oriented, provided by a skilled and supported workforce, respectful of individual rights, strengths-based, supportive of partnership, child and family focused, treat all people with dignity, involve family and provider collaboration, and address child outcomes.