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Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO)

Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO)

What is a Best Practice Spotlight Organization?

Best Practice Spotlight Organizations®

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 (four for Ontario health teams) 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.

BPSO Types and Models

There are over 1000 BPSOs provincially, nationally and internationally. There are two types of BPSOs, and several BPSO models to consider for organizations interested in applying to become a BPSO: (see table below).

BPSO Models and Types

Models of BPSOs Types of BPSOs
BPSO Direct: Organizations sign a contract directly with a BPSO host to work for a three year period to become a BPSO Designate.  Service BPSOs: focus on BPG implementation in their sector* to impact health outcomes *Public health, primary care, acute care,  home care, long-term care and other sectors
BPSO National Host: Organizations sign a  contract with RNAO to oversee the BPSO Directs in their national jurisdiction. Academic BPSOs: focus on evidence based education, to impact faculty teaching, student learning, and patient/client outcomes
BPSO Regional Host: Organizations sign a  contract with a BPSO Host to oversee the BPSO Directs in their regional jurisdiction.
BPSO OHT: Integrated Systems of Care such as Ontario Health Teams (OHT) sign a contract with RNAO to work for a four year period to become a BPSO OHT.
BPSO Consortiums
BPSO Consortiums: provide a forum for knowledge exchange, support and collaborative activities within specific jurisdictions:
  • Latin America
  • China

    99% of organizations continue as BPSOs after their designation.

More about BPSO Models

BPSO Direct Model

The direct model is best suited for single organizations wishing to apply to RNAO to engage in a three-year partnership. These organizations work directly with RNAO to meet the BPSO requirements of designation.

BPSO Host Model (National, Regional or Specialty)

The host model is best suited for organizations that have a capacity to supervise, on behalf of RNAO, the full BPSO designation program for a group of health and/or academic settings within a country, region, community or particular specialty. In this model, the BPSO Host enters into a formal agreement with RNAO to deliver and oversee the RNAO BPSO designation in the country or region where it is located. The BPSO Host is responsible for selecting their BPSO Direct organizations; providing orientation, education and support; monitoring progress; and evaluating outcomes.


The BPSO model for Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) was established to respond to health system transformation in Ontario. The BPSO OHT model enhances the attainment of all four pillars of the quadruple aim and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (see Figure 1). The focus is on evidence-informed practices to optimize patient experience and health outcomes; and robust front-line staff engagement in leading clinical excellence. The BPSO OHT focuses its efforts on uptake of best practices across all sectors of the OHT ensuring spread and scale into cultures of excellence. Results are closely monitored and continuous learning is facilitated by coaches to ensure success and sustainability of achievements.

BPSO Hosts and BPSO Direct Organizations outside of Ontario, regardless of their location, are fully supported by RNAO with methodology, materials and ongoing mentorship; but do not receive any funding from RNAO.

Figure 1.The BPSO Program Supports Achievement of the Quadruple Aim and the Sustainable Development Goals

The BPSO program supports the above framework which incorporates the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (outer circle) together with the Quadruple Aim, addressing population health, supporting underserviced populations and promoting health equity. [Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). (February, 2021). Nurse Practitioner Task Force Report: Vision for Tomorrow]

Multilevel and Multifaceted Implementation

RNAO provides a cutting-edge multilevel and multifaceted approach to implementing BPGs in order for BPSOs to achieve sustainable change in practice.

BPSO Coaching and Consultation

The BPSO Host Coaches, including the RNAO Coaches working with BPSOs directly, use the Leading Change Toolkit™ to guide their regular consultative sessions. This assists BPSOs in making progress to achieve the BPSO requirements and deliverables over the pre-designation period. These deliverables are monitored by the BPSO Hosts and by RNAO for their BPSO Directs.

BPSO Coaches use a variety of approaches to support BPSOs in both the pre-designate and designate period in their quality improvement efforts.  These include regular meetings with Coaches and BPSO leads, scheduled presentations to BPSO knowledge exchange networks, semi-annual MyBPSO reports and data submission to the NQuIRE® database.

Best Practice Champion Network®

The Best Practice Champions Network was established in 2002.  It consists of thousands of nurses and other health providers, within Ontario and globally, in all roles and health sectors, who are passionate about evidence-based practice and improving care and health.  These champions are dedicated practitioners who raise awareness of BPG's, have an understanding of change management processes, motivate their colleagues, and influence the uptake of BPGs among workplace peers.

Get more information about the Best Practice Champions Network.

Leading Change Toolkit™

The Leading Change Toolkit™. is a foundational resource for BPSOs. It is an online, open-access evidence-informed implementation resource designed to help change agents and change teams make lasting improvements in health care. It focuses on the uptake and sustainability of knowledge - or evidence - and uses two complementary frameworks to accelerate success: Social Movement Action and Knowledge-to-Action.

Access the Leading Change Toolkit.

Best Practice Guidelines Institutes

RNAO delivers, locally and internationally, professional development programs that focus on guideline implementation and evaluation.  These institutes provide in-depth information on how to use RNAO's BPGs to create evidence-based cultures and others that focus on specific topics such as wound care and program planning

Get more information about the Clincial BPG Institutes.

Get more information about the Wisdom in Wound Care Webinar Series: Pressure injury assessment.

BPG Order Sets™

RNAO’s BPG Order Sets are evidence-based interventions and clinical decision support resources derived from the RNAO’s clinical BPGs. They enable the integration of the best available evidence into daily clinical practice using technology to facilitate access at the point-of-care. BPG Order Sets support the evaluation of guideline implementation by providing a mechanism to link specific interventions to corresponding evidence-based NQuIRE indicators.

Get more information about the BPG Order Sets.


The BPG Program monitors and evaluates – through NQuIRE and MyBPSO Reports – the process of guideline implementation, and the resulting patient, health provider, organizational and health system outcomes

Nursing Quality Indicators for Reporting and Evaluation®

The NQuIRE data system consists of: a database, an on-line data entry system, a collection of data dictionaries, including a set of organization-level structural indicators as well as a set of process and outcome indicators for each BPG and data collection and reporting processes.

Through NQuIRE, RNAO collects, analyzes and reports quality indicator data submitted by health service organizations participating in the BPSO program. NQuIRE supports BPSOs to make effective and sustained practice improvements by providing organizational BPG-directed care processes and resultant clinical outcomes. With NQuIRE data reports, BPSOs are able to track their progress by linking evidence-based practice with quality-of-care outcomes, supporting rapid learning and quality improvement to optimize clinical, organizational, and health system outcomes.

By monitoring, evaluating and reporting quality improvements in evidence-based care across the globe, NQuIRE is producing BPSO-validated and endorsed quality indicators that will contribute to sustainability, and enhance understanding of the full impact of evidence-based practice on health quality outcomes.

Get more information about NQuIRE.

MyBPSO Reports

Another key element of the RNAO's BPSO Evaluation Model is the MyBPSO report that each BPSO, whether provincial, national or international, submits twice per year during the pre-designate phase and annually for designate organizations. These reports provide an opportunity for BPSO leads, champions and teams to reflect on their progress towards achieving the BPSO deliverables, and results in a documented story of their evolution as a BPSO. The standardized, online MyBPSO template asks questions about organizational demographics as well as key deliverables related to capacity development, implementation, evaluation, dissemination and sustainability planning. The database of qualitative data resulting from the submission of MyBPSO reports provides RNAO and its BPSO partners a mechanism to analyze qualitative outcomes, and identify areas to continuously strengthen the program. The RNAO BPSO team, including BPSO Coaches and evaluation specialists, review each report and meet with every BPSO individually to provide feedback and linkages to resources to support rapid learning and improvement.

Additional Resources

In addition to the BPSO Coaching and Consultation, Best Practice Champion Network, BPG Institutes, NQuIRE and MyBPSO Reports, all BPSOs have access to the following resources (click on the link for more information):

Global BPSO network

BPSO Organizations

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Our University was founded in 1996 by the initiative of professors, researchers, banks, private companies, and the local government. Its first undergraduate program was initiated in 1996 in the field of Business Management. Since then Atlântica has enlarged its teaching and research areas and today it is a reference in the fields of Management, Health Sciences, Informatics and Engineering. A Higher School of Health Sciences (Escola Superior de Saúde) was established in 2001 and more recently (2015) it was created the School of Industry and Business.

The Australian Nursing & Midwifery Federation (ANMF SA Branch) is one of the largest professional organizations for nursing and midwifery in South Australia. It represents almost 18,000 nurses, midwives and personal care assistances across South Australia.

BPSO Directs: 


Headquartered on a 22-acre campus in Ontario and fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, Baycrest is the global leader in developing and providing innovations in aging and brain health.

Baycrest is unique in the world, combining a comprehensive system of care for aging patients, one of the world's top research institutes in cognitive neuroscience, dedicated centres focused on mitigating the impact of age-related illness and impairment, and unmatched global knowledge exchange and commercialization capacity.

Bayshore has been dedicated to enhancing the quality of life, dignity and independence of Canadians in their homes since 1966. Canadian owned and operated, we are the country's largest provider of home and community health care services, with more than 50 home care offices, 20 community care clinics and 8,000 employees.

The Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) is located in Beijing, China's capital.BUCM, was founded in 1984 and is considered one of China's earliest educational establishments offering a high standard of nursing education and training.There are 3 departments in the School of Nursing, with 34 faculty members:

Our organization is located in Ontario within the Erie St. Clair Local Health Integration Network and encompasses Bluewater Health located in Sarnia, and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital of Bluewater Health located in Petrolia. Our staff, physicians and volunteers number nearly 2,500, making us Sarnia-Lambton’s largest public employer.

We take great pride in our legacy of patient care, quality and service, and it is upon these strong foundations that we deliver on our mission, vision and values.

Mission, Vision, Values

Saint-Louis Residence is a 198-bed francophone long-term care home situated in Orléans in Ottawa East. It is located in an enchanting setting on the banks of the Ottawa River and helps its residents reach their physical, social, psychological and spiritual potential.


Cambridge Memorial Hospital traces its roots to 1888, when the region’s first community hospital, known as Galt Hospital, opened its doors to treat patients in a localized health care setting.

CarePartners staff and management provide high quality, client driven care in our communities.

All staff are supported and encouraged to be creative, innovative, collaborative and cost effective in their approach to deliver safe integrated health care. Client and employee satisfaction and empowerment are an integral part of the health care services provided.

CBI Home Health is a Canadian home health care service provider, offering nursing and personal support services for over 35 years.

Chatham-Kent Alliance (CKHA) is a 300-bed community hospital, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and technologies. Formed in 1998, CKHA is committed to core service excellence, top-flight operational performance and to becoming a facility of choice in Southwestern Ontario. With campuses in Chatham and Wallaceburg, CKHA is comprised of 1350 staff, 125 physicians and 550 volunteers who care for tens of thousands of inpatients, outpatients and emergency patients annually.

China-Japan Friendship Hospital was founded in 1984 and is located in Beijing, China. The hospital has 1600 beds and it integrates medical care, research and education.

Clínica las Condes inicia sus funciones en el año 1982, con el propósito de construir y desarrollar un hospital de excelencia, vanguardista, innovador y con calidad de servicio, entregando una atención humanizada y de primer nivel a sus pacientes, posicionándose como un referente en atención de salud para Latinoamérica. Ha sido acreditada y re acreditada nacional e internacionalmente. Esta última por JOINT COMMISSION INTERNATIONAL, siendo la primera clínica Chilena en obtener esta certificación.

Conestoga College is a leader in polytechnic education, delivering a full range of career-focused education, training and applied research programs to prepare students for success as well as to promote economic prosperity and community well-being throughout our region and beyond. Established in 1967, Conestoga now serves more than 55,000 full and part-time learners each year through a network of campuses and training centres in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, Stratford, Ingersoll and Brantford.


The Dong Zhi Men Hospital of BUCM was founded in 1958 and is also located in Beijing, China.

The hospital has over 1500 staff members and 860 beds. The hospital integrates scientific research, teaching and medical and nursing care and takes great pride in quality patient care and service.


La escuela de Enfermería se fundó en 1906 como la primera de esta índole en Sudamérica. Ha liderado la formación de pregrado , post-título y post-grado, a nivel nacional e internacional . En Octubre del año 2014 se creó el Departamento de Enfermería con el propósito de fortalecer y desarrollar la ciencia de Enfermería considerando el pluralismo, tolerancia y responsabilidad social con el país.


The F.J. Davey Home, located at 733 Third Line East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is a three level 374 bed long-term care nursing home. The home is designed to care for its residents in a homelike environment within 12 Resident Home Areas (RHA’s). Ten of the RHA’s accommodate 32 residents each and two of them are home to 27 residents each.

Fiddick's Nursing Home is licensed by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and meets or exceeds all the standards of the Ontario Nursing Home Act. The Home is inspected by Ministry of Health officials and the Fire Marshall's office regularly, and is an active member of the Ontario Long Term Care Association.

La Fundación Cardioinfantil - Instituto de Cardiología es una institución hospitalaria privada, de cuarto nivel, que cuenta con 53 especialidades médico-quirúrgicas y brinda atención especializada y de alta calidad a niños y adultos, con un fuerte énfasis en medicina cardiovascular, y otros servicios de alta complejidad, a través de una práctica clínica integrada y apoyada en programas de investigación y educación.

Es un macroproyecto en salud, que surge de la alianza con la Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander y la Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga; comprometida con la prestación de servicios integrales de salud de clase mundial, formación humana y académica, desarrollo científico y esperanza de vida con responsabilidad social.

Somos una institución comprometida en la prestación de servicios integrales de salud de clase mundial, formación humana y académica, desarrollo científico y esperanza de vida con responsabilidad social


Geraldton District Hospital is a fully accredited, progressive health care organization committed to providing high quality services to residents of Greenstone (Beardmore, Caramat, Geraldton, Longlac, Nakina) and surrounding First Nations communities.

The 26-bed John Owen Evans Residence is comprised of chronic and extended care residents.

Our goal is to maintain residents at their fullest potential.

Grand River Hospital is a thriving health care facility serving patients in the Waterloo Region and surrounding communities with 14 clinical programs and services.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit provides Public Health programs and services in Grey and Bruce Counties, Ontario, Canada. The Grey Bruce covers 8664 square kilometers (larger than Prince Edward Island), comprised of two county level governments, 17 lower-tier municipal governments and two First Nation reserves. There are 158,670 residents (2011 Census). A large numbers of First Nation people live off reserve. Grey Bruce has significant Mennonite and Amish populations presenting unique challenges to accessing medical care, including immunizations. Agriculture, tourism, energy production and small manufacturing form the base of the economy.

Grove Park Home is a charitable, not for profit, Long Term Care Home established in Barrie in 1968. The Home provides care for 143 Long Term Care residents, as well as offering Retirement Living suites and an Adult Day Program.

Since 2006, the Guelph Family Health Team has taken a team-based approach to patient care and wellbeing. The traditional experience of going to the doctor when you are sick is evolving to a complete team of health care professionals that offers patients support for every need, in every stage of life.


Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (formerly Bloorview Kids Rehab) is Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital.

Holland Christian Homes has two manors, Faith Manor and Grace Manor. Even though they are both at Holland Christian Homes, they are, by government standards, two separate and distinct nursing homes.

Hôpital Montfort is Ontario’s Francophone Academic Hospital, offering exemplary person-centred care. The hospital serves over 1.2 million people in Eastern Ontario, in both official languages. With its main partners, the University of Ottawa and La Cité college, as well as other post-secondary programs, Montfort is preparing the next generation of Francophone healthcare professionals. Since 2015, it has joined the ranks of Canada’s top 40 research hospitals through the activities of the Institut du Savoir Montfort, its knowledge institute.

Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals, serving a catchment area of more than 850,000 people in the northwest GTA. The hospital currently operates out of its Wilson Avenue site with a total of 656 beds, 3,300 staff, approximately 700 physicians and 1,100 volunteers.

Affiliated with the University of Toronto and Queen's University, the hospital is home to Ontario’s first Centre of Excellence for laparoscopic bariatric surgery; Canada’s first home nocturnal dialysis program and a major cancer program.


The John Noble Home (JNH) has a proud and long standing care-giving tradition, dating back to 1881. Today, we offer several different quality programs devoted to senior housing, care, and services that operate within our care campus. All meet and serve the needs of both Brant County and the City of Brantford and their respective constituents as we are a municipally operated and governed facility.


Hotel Dieu Hospital is the ambulatory care teaching and research hospital for Kingston and Southeastern Ontario, affiliated with Queen’s University.

As an ambulatory (or outpatient) care facility we provide medical care or treatment that does not require an overnight stay and that includes services such as specialized clinic visits, day surgeries and diagnostic procedures using advanced technology, equipment or procedures. For most of our patients, the length of stay—from time of registration to discharge—occurs on the same day.

Kingston Health Sciences Centre is southeastern Ontario’s complex, acute and specialty care, research and teaching hospital. Consisting of our Hotel Dieu Hospital site and Kingston General Hospital site, as well as the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario and our research institutes, we care for more than 500,000 patients and their families from across our region.


La Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga es una institución de carácter privado sin animo de lucro, dedicada al servicio de la Educación Superior con acreditación institucional de alta calidad. Dentro de sus seis facultades se encuentra la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud integrada por los programas de Enfermería, Medicina y Psicología. El Programa de Enfermería lidera proyectos de promoción de la salud y prevención de la enfermedad a nivel institucional y regional en instituciones publicas y privadas de la red de servicios de salud del área metropolitana de Bucaramanga (Colombia).

Lakeridge Health is one of Ontario's largest community hospitals, serving people across Durham Region and beyond. We are part of our community and it shows in the care we provide - because the people coming through our doors are our neighbours, family and friends.

With five hospital sites and four Emergency Rooms, we serve a diverse population. Our dedicated team of health care professionals give their all every day to keep improving the quality of care delivered, drive down wait times, and improve results.

Lanzhou University Second Hospital is a university hospital integrating medical, teaching and research. Lanzhou University was founded in 1909 and is located in Lanzhou, China. There are 24 administrative departments, 118 clinical departments, and 29 teaching and research departments.


The Health Unit officially opened on July 1, 1947 to serve the municipalities of Leeds and Grenville. In 1967, Lanark District joined the organization, which then became the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU). Learn about the history of the Health Unit.


Markhaven is a publicly funded and inspected long-term care nursing home in Markham, recognized for the high quality of care and loving environment it provides to seniors in our community. Our 96-bed long term care facility has been serving Markham and the surrounding area for more than 50 years; from our simple beginnings in a small home on Markham Main Street to our new senior housing facility at 54 Parkway Ave, we have come a long way with the help of our community, volunteers and the dedication of our staff.

Meadow Park is a fully accredited long-term care home serving our community of Chatham, Ontario. We've been established since 1979 and can even say that some of our staff have been with us on that journey since the beginning. We have 99 long term beds, available in private, semi-private and basic accommodations. Our home is a brightly lit, friendly place that only has one level which encourages everyone to get out and visit one another. Even though we are smaller than some other facilities, our home has the best community spirit and family support in the region.

The Middlesex Hospital Alliance is made up of two partner sites:
Four Counties Health Services
Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital

Within our Middlesex Hospital Alliance family, over 500 physicians, employees and volunteers care for patients in our communities. Together, we’re creating a more integrated and seamless approach to treatment by embracing and seeking out partnerships, through collaboration and investing in our people. This coordinated approach helps to ensure that we provide a high level of service while reducing costs and continually enhancing quality.

Strengthening community harmony and well-being by ensuring access to high quality holistic services which promote personal, family and community responsibility to health care.

Community Harmony

  • People feel good about themselves through a balanced spiritual, mental, emotional and physical well being.
  • Strong families and harmonious communities in an atmosphere of trust.
  • People live fulfilling lives despite disabilities and chronic illnesses.
  • We live our Anishnabe way of life and cultural values by incorporating the 7 Grandfather Teachings.


The Niagara Health System (NHS) is Ontario’s largest multi-site hospital amalgamation comprised of seven sites serving 434,000 residents across the 12 municipalities making up the Regional Municipality of Niagara.

Niagara Region Public Health is committed to meeting the public health needs of our community. We demonstrate this commitment through health protection, disease prevention, health promotion, and injury prevention programs.

Nipigon District Memorial Hospital is a 37 bed facility providing health care and wellness promotion services to the residents of the Nipigon catchment area. The hospital provides services through in-patient and out-patient programs originating from its central site in the town of Nipigon. The hospital site has 15 acute care beds, 15 long term care beds, and seven chronic care beds – one of which is a short-stay respite bed.

Nipissing University’s School of Nursing was founded in 2005. Today, the School has four distinct Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) programs: a) the Collaborative BScN program; b) an on-campus Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to BScN bridging program; c) an online RPN to BScN Blended Learning program; and d) the Scholar-Practitioner Accelerated Program. Overall, there are over 1,700 undergraduate nursing students across all programs.

Nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses, the public and stakeholder groups have demonstrated great enthusiasm regarding Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinics (NPLCs) and have asked many questions about the model.

The Nursing and Healthcare Research Unit (Investén-isciii) of the “Instituto de Salud Carlos III” was created in 1996. Its objective is to promote research in health care in nursing and other related disciplines. Investén-isciii includes health-care professionals, mostly nurses, from all regions of Spain. The main activities of the Unit are to promote and coordinate multidisciplinary research in health care, and to encourage knowledge transfer to clinical practice, so the care provided in health institutions is of high quality and based on valid and reliable research results.


Parkview Manor is a 34 bed accredited long-term care home nestled in the friendly town of Chesley, Ontario. Our dedicated long-term care staff provides individualized care in an atmosphere of warmth, love and support.

Parkview Manor offers services to meet all resident needs through a multi-disciplinary team approach, with the goal of maintaining personal integrity and enhancing our residents' lives.

Peking University First Hospital was founded in 1915 and is located in Beijing, China. The university hospital integrates research, teaching, and medical care. There are 1574 beds and 35 clinical departments. More than 80,000 patients visit the university hospital on an annual basis.

The name reflects our respect for the founders of our city. It honours the people who had the strength of character and the commitment to build a home for their families and carve a livelihood from the land.

At Pioneer Ridge, we strive to maintain each person’s individuality and encourage independence through quality nursing care, life enrichment programs, balanced nutrition, and social and spiritual opportunities. Our facility has 150 Long Term Care beds.

primacareTM is a private, wholly Canadian-owned and operated long-term care provider whose mission, vision and values reflect its steadfast commitment to excellence in resident care. As a family-run business, we manage our long-term care homes as an extension of our own, focusing on the dignity, independence and respect of our residents, as well as providing a safe, supportive and opportunity-rich environment for our staff.

primacareTM currently manages three long-term care residences:
• Burton Manor in Brampton, Ontario
• Henley House in St. Catharines, Ontario


Quest Community Health Centre (Quest) is a non-profit registered charitable organization providing primary health care, health promotion, and community capacity building to residents of the St. Catharines area and Niagara Region.

Quinte Health Care provides a wide range of high quality health care services to 160,000 people living in the diverse region of Prince Edward and Hastings Counties and the southeast portion of Northumberland County.


Renfrew Victoria Hospital is a fully accredited facility, offering, surgical, medical, and complex continuing care. Special in-patient services include a Special Care Unit, Palliative Care, and Pastoral Care.

The hospital has an extensive ambulatory care program with over 30,000 emergency and clinic visits per year.

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre is a 299-bed acute care community hospital based in Barrie, Ontario, a rapidly-growing city of over 125,000 residents, just an hour north of Toronto.

The Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing (DSCN) at Ryerson University is located in downtown Toronto, Ontario Canada. The DSCN includes two undergraduate BScN programs: the 4-year Collaborative Program with Centennial College and George Brown College; and the Post Diploma Degree Program for diploma RNs, and RPNs and IENs who have completed bridging programs. In addition, the DSCN offers graduate nursing education: the Master of Nursing (course and thesis streams), Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program, and the combined MN/ Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program.


Saint Elizabeth offers many health care and support services, as well as specialty programs to meet the needs of people of all ages and with many different conditions and illnesses.

At Scarborough Health Network, caring for our patients and families is not just our job, it is our privilege.

Working with our many community and government partners, patients, staff, physicians, volunteers, and donors, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is transforming patient care and outcomes today, and charting a new course to create a healthier tomorrow.

Silliman University College of Nursing was founded in 1947 and is located in Dumaguete City, Philippines. The College has 5 areas of specialization: Administration, Adult Health, Family Health, Community Health, Psychiatric Mental-Health, and PhD in Nursing.

Silliman University Medical Center Foundation Inc. located in Dumaguete City, Philippines is a non-profit organization classified as a Level 3 teaching and training hospital. It was founded in 1901 and the hospital offers comprehensive medical services to the community.

Southlake Regional Health Centre is a full-service hospital with a regional, clinically advanced focus.

Southlake offers almost 400 patient beds and accommodates more than 90,000 visits to the Emergency Department, 22,000 in-patient admissions, and 600,000 out-patient visits each year. As a regionally designated site, Southlake is responsible for developing and providing advanced levels of care to the more than 1 million people who reside in York Region, Simcoe County, and in some cases, as far north as Muskoka.

Advanced, specialty services include:

  • arthritis care

Spectrum Health Care is Ontario's leading provider of innovative home health care services. We offer a range of client-centred health care solutions which include: nursing, personal and home support, physiotherapy, foot care and corporate wellness. Our motto at Spectrum Health Care is “Always with you”, it’s a testament to our dedication to provide clients with exceptional health services that are personalized, flexible, accountable and reliable.

No matter where you live in Canada, or how old you are, chances are St. Joseph's is influencing the care of you and your family.

In 1884, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Sault Ste. Marie opened the first hospital in Port Arthur to meet the needs of the men working on the railroad. Since then, St. Joseph's Care Group (SJCG) has responded to the unmet needs of the community by changing over time and delivering new and innovative programs.

St. Michael’s Hospital is a Catholic teaching and research hospital founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1892 to care for the sick and poor of Toronto's inner city. Affectionately known as the Urban Angel, St. Michael’s is renowned for providing exceptional patient care. As downtown Toronto’s adult trauma centre, the hospital is a hub for neurosurgery, complex cardiac and cardiovascular care, diabetes and osteoporosis care, minimally invasive surgery and care of the homeless and disadvantaged. St. Michael’s is also one of the province’s major sites of care for critically ill patients.

St Peter’s Residence at Chedoke is a not-for profit 210 bed long term care residence located on the west mountain in Hamilton that features high quality living in a home like environment. "Privacy, dignity and caring" is the philosophy we live by.


Nestled in the heart of the beautiful rural community of Walkerton is Brucelea Haven, a home for 144 residents. Alongside the picturesque Colpoys Bay in Wiarton 100 residents call Gateway Haven Home. Both homes were built in 2003, replacing existing Homes for the Aged, thereby continuing a tradition of quality care in Bruce County.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recognized as one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions and is Canada’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the integration of patient care, research and education.

The Perley and Rideau Veterans' Health Centre is a not-for-profit centre for healthy living primarily focused on the needs of seniors, providing quality care, with a unique responsibility to provide for veterans and seniors in the community.

The Region of Peel owns and operates five long-term care centres: one in Bolton, two in Mississauga and two in Brampton. Together they provide services and programs for over 500 residents. The Region of Peel has been caring for adults with special needs for over 100 years.

We remain committed to promoting dignity, independence, quality of life and community connections in a warm and enriched atmosphere.

Halton Region is a vibrant and growing community with more than 500,000 residents and four distinct communities – Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Halton Region is committed to delivering high quality, cost efficient programs and services that are person centred with an overall goal to enhance the quality of life for all people today and into the future. Halton Region’s long-term care homes are: Allendale in Milton, Creek Way Village in Burlington, and Post Inn Village in Oakville.

Rapelje Lodge (120 beds), Woodlands of Sunset (120 beds) and Deer Park Villa (39 beds) long-term care homes are owned and operated by the Region of Niagara and are part of a fully accredited (Accreditation Canada Nov. 2013) eight home system totaling 957 long-term care beds. Our vision, mission and strategic directions outlines a commitment to quality and innovation, a community of practice where our residents have the highest quality or life and a spectrum of integrated programs and partnerships.

The UWI School of Nursing, Mona is located in Kingston, Jamaica and engages in research and development designed to support the social and economic growth of the Caribbean region.

The Wexford Residence Inc. is a vibrant seniors' residence in Scarborough that combines independent apartments, long-term care and a seniors’ community centre. Established in 1978 and incorporated in 1995, The Wexford is owned and operated by a charitable non-profit corporation with a board of directors.

The Thunder Bay District Health Unit one of 36 Public Health Units operating in the Province of Ontario, Canada. We are a non-profit agency funded jointly by the provincial government and the municipalities we serve.

Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is a state-of-the-art acute care facility serving the healthcare needs of people living in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario.

Tilbury Manor long-term care home is located in the heart of Tilbury, Ontario on the border between Essex County and Chatham-Kent. With the ability to accommodate 75 residents, our goal is to create happiness and contentment for each of our residents every day. Our home is warm, attractively decorated and comfortable. At Tilbury Manor, we provide excellent care services to our residents and have a wonderful group of dedicated and caring professional staff.

Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC) is a 119-bed facility owned and operated by The Salvation Army located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Toronto Grace is renowned for the compassion, clinical excellence and patient-centered care we provide. The heart of patient-centred care is recognizing that each person has individualized priorities and goals, and each care plan reflects this.

Toronto Public Health (TPH) works in many ways to improve the overall health of the population and to overcome health inequalities. We provide services to individuals and communities, and we advocate for public policies that make our city healthier.

Trillium Health Partners is a professional, caring, health care organization that promotes life, health and innovation. Trillium Health Partners is known for its innovative, can-do approach to providing quality patient care to the people of Mississauga and the surrounding region (approximately one million people).

Turks and Caicos Islands Hospital is the sole secondary-acute public healthcare facility in the Turks and Caicos Islands, managed by Interhealth Canada. Cockburn Town Medical Centre is located on the island of Grand Turk and Cheshire Hall Medical Centre is located on the island of Providenciales. Both sites serve the local population and visitors and have built-in capacity to double in size.


The University Hospital of the West Indies is located in Kingston, Jamaica. This academic institution and hospital has a total of 575 beds and offers clinical training of students and health care professionals.

University of Calgary in Qatar is a branch of the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Nursing Program located in Doha, Qatar. It first opened in 2007 and offers a Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing program.


Everyone receives community support and home health care when, where and how they want it.

Creating possibilities for more independence.

Core Beliefs:
Our care must be:
• Spectacular and continuously focused on quality improvement and safety.
• Client-driven, because what matters most to clients is what counts.
• Integrated and collaborative to unearth innovative answers to complex challenges.
• Inclusive and committed to serving the most vulnerable in our communities.
• Inspired and creative, delivered by a skilled team that has tremendous heart.

If you, or someone in your family, were recovering from an illness and needed home care, who would you trust? Most Canadians from coast to coast would say VON.

Providing our community’s seniors with long-term care that is culturally sensitive and of the highest quality is at the heart of our operation at Villa Charities. In 1971, we were founded on the principles of giving back to those who laid the foundation for a vibrant Italian-Canadian culture in the region.


West China Hospital, Sichuan University is located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China. The hospital integrates medical care, research and education and has 44 clinical specialties and 9 medical assistant departments.

In a park-like corner of Toronto’s cityscape, West Park is a nurturing campus of care where patients and their families are supported in responding to adversity and adapting to new circumstances.

The William A. George Extended Care Unit is a 20 bed long-term care facility operated by Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Care Centre.

We are an independently governed hospital. This is a very exciting time for us, as we explore new and better ways to provide care to women and their families throughout every phase of their lives.

We are also the first and only independent ambulatory care hospital in Ontario, and the only hospital in Ontario with a primary focus on women's health.


York Region Public Health professionals deliver a range of programs and services to prevent disease, protect the health and safety of residents and promote healthy lifestyles and environments. The Child and Family Health division of York Region Public Health supports healthy child development from preconception to school transition. The division offers prenatal education, breastfeeding clinics and support, parenting education and resilience building, support for maternal mental health and home visits through the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children program.