The Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Knowledge to Practice Community of Practice (CoP) brings together professionals across Ontario who have a shared passion for capacity building and fostering knowledgeable healthcare teams. Under the umbrella of BSO, this CoP will be specifically focused on enhancing care for older adults with complex and responsive behaviours/personal expressions associated with dementia, mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions.
To support members in the complex task of putting knowledge into practice, the CoP utilizes the BSO adopted Knowledge to Practice Process Framework (Ryan, D. et al., 2013). This is a framework that can be used in many ways, for example: capacity building, program development, and clinical work.
Through web meetings, shared documents, idea exchanges and your experiences, innovations and stories, we will collectively enhance services for older adults with complex and responsive behaviours. We are hoping you will join and participate in the Knowledge to Practice CoP.
Participating with you might be:
  • Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants
  • Behavioural Supports Ontario team members
  • Seniors/Geriatric Mental Health team members
  • Managers &/or Educators from Long-Term Care, Adult Day Services etc.
  • Nursing & Allied Health (e.g. SW, OT, PT, Pharmacists, SLP, PSW, Recreation Therapist) 
  • Family Health Teams
We welcome new members! The Community of Practice meets virtually on the 3rd Thursday of the following months: Jan/April/June/Sept/Nov 9:00 am -10:00 am EDT / EST. If you are interested in joining, please click here and fill out the form.