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 and evaluating multiple clinical nursing best practice guidelines (BPG), and disseminating knowledge from their experiences and outcomes with guideline implementation. This initiative is being carried out in conjunction with the Long-Term Care Best Practices Program, supported by funding from the Ontario's Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

This request for proposals (RFP) is exclusive to LTC settings to select and support a new cohort of LTC-BPSOs. Successful applicants will initially enter into a formal three (3) year agreement with RNAO from 2019-2022.

Information Session Webinar
A proposal information session was delivered on Thursday, October 4, 2018 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.  Unfortunately, due to technical challenges, the recording is not available.  Please see below the recording from last year's information session.   The updated date are provided in the presentation slides below.

Submit your Letter of Intent
LTC homes intending to submit a proposal are asked to forward an electronic letter of intent via email by Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4 pm EDT to the attention of Ms. Heather McConnell, Associate Director through Citlali Singh, Project Co-ordinator (

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, December 6, 2018.  Please direct any questions to the email address above.