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Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO)

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) and the Registered Nurses of Ontario (RNAO) have entered into a collaborative partnership in order for ONWA to attain the designation of Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO). ONWA is part of the first cohort of Indigenous BPSO’s which will support ONWA in promoting the health, well-being and safety of Indigenous women across the province.

 

As part of this project, ONWA will be implementing two Best Practice Guidelines (BPG): Woman Abuse: Screening, Identification and Initial Response, and Promoting Commercial Tobacco Free Health and Wellness in Indigenous Parents, Families and Communities (working title). This work builds upon ONWA’s existing commitment to ending violence against Indigenous women and supporting healthy families and communities.

ONWA successfully launched our BPSO project internally and externally across the province of Ontario in Fall 2020.

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“Congratulations to the Ontario Native Women’s Association, one of our first social services BPSOs, for launching your journey… thank you so much for the effort, expertise and strength that you will put into this program. From the RNAO, the entire board of directors, President Morgan Hoffarth, myself Doris Grispun, CEO and the entire staff, we thank you endlessly. We will be shining light into your success and accomplishments.”

 

Registered Nurses of Ontario (RNAO) CEO Doris Grispun

“The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) is honoured to be part of the first cohort of Indigenous BPSO’s, and the first social service organization to participate in the project. We are looking forward to bridging Indigenous wise practices and mainstream best practices in the delivery of vital services in our communities. We look forward to new partnerships, collaborations and shared learning in the months and years ahead.”

 

ONWA Executive Director Cora McGuire-Cyrette

What is a BPSO?

( BEST PRACTICE SPOTLIGHT ORGANISATION )

What is a BPG?

( BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINE )

 
 
 

Women's Abuse:

SCREENING, IDENTIFICATION, & INITIAL RESPONSE

The overall purpose of the Woman Abuse Screening, Identification and Initial Response guideline is to facilitate routine universal screening for woman abuse by ONWAs frontline programs and staff.

Ending Violence against Indigenous Women

ONWA RESOURCES

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HELPLINE

Talk4Healing
 

A culturally grounded, fully confidential helpline for Indigenous women available in 14 languages.

PROJECT

MMIWG
 

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls (MMIWG)

 

ONWA IAHT Liaisons Project Report 2017-2

REPORT, 2018

Journey to Safe SPACES

Ontario’s Strategy to End Human Trafficking.

 

MAGAZINES

She Is Wise Magazine

A new empowering voice for Indigenous women in print and online.

 

MODEL, 2020

Indigenous Gender-Based Analysis

Graphic representation of the 28 systems and our roles and responsibilities based on teachings from the turtle.

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REPORT, 2015

Breaking Free, Breaking Through

An arts-based research project to examine violence against Indigenous women.

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PROJECT

Human Trafficking
 

The team at ONWA are here to support community.

 

Reconciliation with Indigenous Women, Ch

REPORT, 2020

Reconciliation with Indigenous Women

Recommendations for the National Action Plan to Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

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REPORT, 1989

Breaking Free
 

A proposal for change to Indigenous Family Violence.

 
 

Promoting Commercial Tobacco Free

HEALTH & WELLNESS IN INDIGENOUS PARENTS, FAMILIES, & COMMUNITIES (WORKING TITLE)

The overall purpose of the Promoting Commercial Tobacco Free Health and Wellness in Indigenous Parents, Families, and Communities guideline, is to provide evidence-based and culturally safe ways to reduce the negative impacts of nicotine in Indigenous communities.

Bringing with us over 50 years of experience working directly with Indigenous women, ONWA has also participated in the RNAO expert panel to inform this BPG that ONWA will implement.