AGM 2020 Day 1, June 11

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Opening Ceremony

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET

The opening ceremony is the official kick off our 95th Annual General Meeting (AGM). You’ll hear from Ontario’s top political leaders, government officials and our international nursing colleagues. To top off the evening, we’ll be celebrating our newly designated Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO).

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Greetings from Florence Nightingale

Greetings from Ontario's Political Leaders


Hon. Christine Elliott

Deputy Premier of Ontario & Minister of Health

Hon. Merrilee Fullerton

Minister of Long-Term Care

Andrea Horwath

Leader of the Official Opposition, Ontario New Democratic Party

Steven Del Duca

Leader, Ontario Liberal Party

Mike Schreiner

Leader, Green Party of Ontario

Greetings from our Nursing Colleagues


Richard Ricciardi PhD, CRNP, FAANP, FAAN

President, Sigma Theta Tau

Barbara Stilwell PhD, NP, RN, FRCN

Barbara Stilwell PhD, NP, RN, FRCN

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Best Practice Spotlight Organizations® Designation

The Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO®) designation was launched as a key knowledge translation strategy in 2003 and is targeted to support best practice guideline (BPG) implementation, rapid learning and evidence-based practice sustainability at the individual, organizational and health system levels to optimize clinical and health outcomes. BPSOs have been established across Ontario and throughout the world, in all sectors. BPSO designation is an opportunity for health service and academic organizations to formally partner with RNAO over a three-year period to achieve designation. Following this period, the partnership is renewed biennially, based on the achievement of required deliverables. The goal is to create evidence-based practice cultures through systematic implementation and evaluation of multiple RNAO clinical BPGs.

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2020 LTC BPSO Designates

This year’s LTC BPSO designates compromise of an outstanding group of organizations.

Fiddick's Nursing Home

Fiddick’s Nursing Home (FNH) is located in Petrolia, a rural town 30 minutes outside of Sarnia. Fiddick’s has 128 long-term care beds, 3 respite beds and 34 residents in the retirement home. FNH is independently owned and operated by the Fiddick family who proudly offer a personalized experience for everyone, with a focus on quality of life. The staff is committed to going above and beyond for the residents - they provide home-cooked meals and desserts, ensuring the environment is home-like. FNH endeavors to meet legislated standards of practice and to raise the quality of services by working with RNAO to implement, evaluate and sustain best practices to provide excellent care for all.

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Holland Christian Homes (Faith Manor)

Holland Christian Homes are located in Brampton, and are a tight-knit community for seniors of primarily Dutch heritage. The organization provides a continuum of care that includes independent and assisted living, as well as two LTC homes - Faith Manor is receiving their designation at this AGM and is an accredited and non-profit home. The organization has more than 300 volunteers who help to keep the residents connected to the community. The LTC Homes have three physicians, a nurse practitioner, physiotherapist, social worker, registered dietitians, a pastoral team, as well as an activation team to help maintain the resident’s physical, mental and spiritual quality of life.

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Markhaven Home for Seniors

Markhaven Home for Seniors is located on beautiful Parkway Avenue in the Township of Markham, nestled beside a tree-lined walking trail. Markhaven is a non-profit organization helping its residents reach their physical, social, psychological and spiritual potential under the watchful eyes of strong leaders, registered staff and unregulated health providers. The organization started in 1950 and the current home was built in March 2004.

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Nipigon District Memorial Hospital

Nipigon District Memorial Hospital (NDMH) located approximately an hour outside of Thunder Bay, has an ELDCAP unit. NDMH has adopted a philosophy of care: “Patients, residents and their families are at the centre of everything we do.” The ELDCAP unit resides within an acute care hospital. The home provides respite services east of Thunder Bay. NDMH also offers an assisted living program to support seniors in their home.

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Watch a slideshow celebration of our BPSO organizations

Resolution Session & Consultation Rep. Orientation

7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

During this session, consultation representatives will have the opportunity to meet with Resolution Submitters to discuss proposed resolutions. This session will also include the Consultation Representative orientation where the rules of order are provided and the verified list of Consultation Representatives is finalized. This is a closed session open only to Resolution Submitters, Consultation Representatives, Assembly Members and Board of Directors.