Statement on Racism and Diversity

ONTABA's mission is to "demonstrate leadership, knowledge, and innovation in education, training, and research for the ethical and effective application of behaviour analysis." ONTABA is also committed to supporting members, which includes amplifying the voices of those who may be marginalized or facing injustices. We appreciate our members speaking out to indicate that we have not done enough regarding issues of diversity and racism. We encourage our members to continue to provide us with feedback on social media, through email, or any other format. We stand united in solidarity with our black members. Black lives matter. We stand united in solidarity with our Indigenous members. Indigenous lives matter. We stand united in solidarity with Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) and any of our members that are experiencing problems rooted in racism and oppression within our field and in general.

This statement is the beginning of ongoing conversations. As we know very well from behaviour analysis, our actions matter. We want to clearly define concrete steps that we will take over the coming months, years, and beyond, to try and address these issues more effectively.

The ONTABA board of directors is committed to taking the following steps to keep this important conversation going:


About ONTABA

ONTABA, the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, is an Affiliate Chapter of the Association for Behaviour Analysis International. ONTABA currently has members from professions such as education, nursing, health care and psychology.

Our Vision:

Fostering a culture of excellence, integrity, and expertise for the advancement and promotion of the science of behaviour analysis.

Our Mission:

To demonstrate leadership, knowledge, and innovation in education, training, and research for the ethical and effective application of behaviour analysis.


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