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Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO)



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.