CASA Mission, Vision and Values     

Mission

To advance the mental health of infants, children and adolescents through family-centred clinical services, education, research, and advocacy.

Vision

CASA delivers innovative mental health services for infants, children, adolescents and their families and is an effective advocate for children's mental health.

Core Values

Strong values are fundamental to CASA's operations, whether it be as a service provider delivering mental health care and support to children and their families, or as an employer ensuring that employees and volunteers are supported to do their best work.  The following are at the core of decisions about what we do and how we do it.

Family

  • Building strong family foundations
  • Focusing on working with family units
  • Supporting healthy relationships and a sense of belonging through a family-centred approach
  • Defining 'family' as broad and inclusive, thereby recognizing personal and cultural diversity

Respect

  • Empowering children, their parents, and employees
  • Treating people with dignity, fairness, and compassion
  • Being sensitive to personal, social, economic and cultural diversity
  • Being inclusive, soliciting and recognizing contributions
  • Promoting a work culture of caring by:

         -   supporting quality of life and employee wellness

         -   providing opportunities for personal and professional growth and development

         -   maintaining a safe workplace

Accountability

  • Doing what we say we are going to do
  • Taking responsibility for our own decisions and actions
  • Maintaining open, honest communication with staff, patients and all stakeholders
  • Being responsive to our funders, employees and other stakeholders
  • Evaluating and improving quality, safety, and effectiveness
  • Delivering evidence-informed services

Collaboration

  • Collaborating with families, health care providers, educators, and researchers in the provision of CASA services
  • Considering the ideas and concerns of families, clinicians, and colleagues in the decision making process
  • Seeking input and learning from one another
  • Collaborating across programs:  one CASA many sites

Innovation

  • Encouraging innovation, creativity and proactive planning in the delivery of our services
  • Being open to new ideas and approaches