Alberta ABA

The Alberta Association for Behaviour Analysis (AltaABA) is in its seventh year as an affiliated chapter of ABAI. In March 2023 nominations for open Board member positions were put forth. These positions included the Student member, two Members-at-Large, President-Elect and Treasurer.

The 2023 AGM was held virtually on April 29th and was paired with an invited speaker event discussing trauma informed ABA from Dr. Anthony Cammilleri, cultural responsiveness from Jacob Sadavoy, and ethical decision making from Ann Beirne. AltaABA’s membership remained consistent over the past year. At the time of this report (March 2023), the total membership included 51 members. The current total number of active BACB certificants in Alberta increased by 14 certificants this past year, to a current total of 2 BCBA-Ds, 63 BCBAs, 2 BCaBAs, and 10 RBTs province-wide. AltaABA has kept in line with our first 3-year Strategic Plan which was released in December 2020. This plan has 3 long-term goal sections that originally consisted of 14 short term actions. No revisions were completed during this term. In 2022 the Board achieved 6/10 goals. In line with our mission and vision, the Board also began offering a paid job board and membership directory in order to continue dissemination of professionals in the province who are available to provide services to local families, and provide additional revenue for the AltaABA board.

In addition, the regulation committee has begun drafting letters to be sent to local government officials and regulatory bodies that introduce AltaABA and the field of behaviour analysis. Unfortunately ABA
is not considered a regulated health professional in the province of Alberta, and this has considerable repercussions in many client’s abilities to access quality ABA services. This past year the board once again began holding in person social events to facilitate ongoing networking for the membership and other professionals. At the time of this report the board hosted four in person events split across the province’s two largest cities, and were planning two more events to occur in the summer of 2023. AltaABA’s activity on social media platforms has continued to increase over the past year with the addition of links to behaviour analysis events and ongoing advertising of the
role of AltaABA and benefits to the membership. For further information, to view AltaABA’s Strategic Plan, or to join the chapter, please visit: or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

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