Braemar BPSO designation ceremony

BPSO Long-Term Care Program

It started with seven homes in Ontario—and now over 1,500 organizations around the world are designated Best Practices Spotlight Organization®. The program is an exciting journey towards embedding best practice guidelines into day-to-day care at your facility.  But don’t worry – RNAO is here to help you every step of the way.

Launched in 2003 as a key knowledge translation strategy, the Best Practice Spotlight Organization® (BPSO®) program enhances clinical outcomes at the individual, organizational and health system levels. Through a formal partnership with RNAO, a long-term care (LTC) home agrees to implement, evaluate and sustain selected BPGs over a three period to achieve BPSO designation. The LTC home is supported throughout the pre-designation period by an RNAO implementation coach, who will provide consultation and coaching related to meeting the required pre-designate deliverables.

BPSO program overview

RNAO's BPGs optimize outcomes for people, health-care providers and health systems. BPSO designates around the world exchange implementation strategies, mentor one another, share resources and celebrate successes.

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Submit a request for proposal

If your organization is interested in a three-year collaboration with RNAO to implement BPGs  and disseminate knowledge and outcomes from your experiences, we invite you to apply.

Please check back in summer 2024 for Cohort L RFP.

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Information session

If you’re considering applying for the BPSO LTC program, this video is for you. It provides more details about the program, tells you how to apply, and showcases the incredible results one organization achieved by one organization.

BPSO Symposium

Every year, hundreds of BPSO organizations from around the world share insights and success stories at the BPSO Symposium. The video on the right provides a peek into the 2023 symposium, which also marked the 20th anniversary of the BPSO movement.


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BPSO leads

The BPSO designation is a chance to show residents and families that your organization is prepared to go the extra mile to ensure quality care. 

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    Clinicians: Work in LTC

    Caring for Ontario’s seniors is one of the most important responsibilities we have as a community. It’s also incredibly rewarding!

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    Students and preceptors

    You are the future of long-term care, and we’re here to support you with a variety of resources. You can even get support from our experts.

    Funded by the Government of Ontario.