Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Long-Term Care - Best Practice Spotlight Organization

Request for Proposals


The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is requesting proposals from interested and eligible long-term care (LTC) homes located in Ontario, to work in collaboration with the RNAO in implementing, evaluating and sustaining multiple clinical nursing best practice guidelines (BPG), and disseminating knowledge from their experiences and outcomes with guideline implementation. This is an initiative launched in April 2014 and is being carried out in conjunction with the Long-Term Care Best Practices Program, supported by the Government of Ontario.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) is exclusive to Ontario long-term care settings and aims to select and support a cohort of LTC-BPSO organizations. Successful applicants will initially enter into a formal three (3) year agreement with RNAO from 2020-2023.

Information Session Webinar

A proposal information session will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 at 1 p.m EDT. The session will describe the Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO) designation program, the process for becoming a LTC-BPSO, including eligibility requirements and specific supports provided to ensure successful engagement of LTC homes in the BPSO initiative – both in the initial three years, and beyond.  Interested leaders can register for this webinar session at   

Submit your Letter of Intent

LTC homes intending to submit a proposal are asked to forward an electronic letter of intent via email by Nov. 12, 2019 at 4 p.m. EDT to the attention of Ms. Heather McConnell, Associate Director through Citlali Singh, Project Co-ordinator at

The letter of intent should include:

  • name of the long-term care home and key contact person
  • indication that the requirements of the Request for Proposal are understood
  • description of organizational support

Although letters of intent are not mandatory, the receipt of such letters will help us in our planning process.  Instructions related to the online application process will be released after the letter of intent deadline.  Proposals in response to this RFP must be entered online by 4:00 pm EST on Thursday, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.  Please direct any questions to the email address above.


Downloadable Files:
RNAO_LTC-BPSO_Cohort_G_RFP.pdf189.62 KB