Purpose & Mission
MABA is a non-profit organization founded in September of 2005 and officially approved for Affiliate status from the larger Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) in May of 2006. MABA became an Affiliate of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) in August of 2015. MABA is composed of a large body of committed members; and the organization's direction and goals are determined by an elected executive committee and a number of other internal committees. MABA membership is entirely voluntary.
Our mission is to develop and disseminate knowledge about behaviour analysis as a science. MABA's interests lie in basic science focusing on principles governing human and nonhuman behaviour (i.e., the experimental analysis of behavior) as well as applied science focusing on application of those principles for improvement of socially important problems (i.e., applied behaviour analysis), and disseminating this information to stimulate interest in and correct misunderstandings of behaviour analysis.
President News & Updates
April 20, 2017
MABA Student Poster Competition
Come join us to find out about current graduate and undergraduate research in the field of behavior analysis!
When: Monday, May 1st - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: West Dining Room - St.Amant
March 26, 2017
PACE Walk for Autism Awareness
Come walk with us to raise awarness on World Autism Awareness Day!
When: Sunday, April 2nd - 12:00 pm
Where: Manitoba Legislative Building
February 20, 2017
MABA Paint Night Fundraiser
Proceeds go towards funding a MABA Student Member to present their research at a conference!
When: February 21, 2017; 7:00 pm
Where: Pony Corral Downtown (444 St. Mary Avenue)
February 20, 2017
"Turn No Way Into Okay: Getting Your Kids to Listen and Follow Instructions"
Free talk by Dr. Kirsten Wirth, C. Psych., BCBA-D
When: February 21st, 2017, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: New Directions, 5th Floor (500-717 Portage Avenue; Winnipeg, MB)
November 2, 2016
Workshop and Journal Seminar
See our events page for details on our upcoming events, including a workshop with Dr. Caio Miguel in November, and a journal seminar in December!
October 3, 2016
Click here to see the 2016 MABA Conference Program
September 27, 2016
August 3, 2016
Conference Update: MABA's 11th annual conference is Thursday, October 6, 2016! Click here for more details about the conference and how to register.
June 1, 2016
Workshop by Dr. Caio Miguel
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our first workshop on Thursday, November 24, 2016 by Dr. Caio Miguel! The title of the workshop is "Teaching Discrimination, Conditional Discrimination, and Novel Relations". Stay tuned for more updates and registration information!
March 23, 2016
4th Annual World Autism Awareness Walk and Rally
March 1, 2016
Free Parent Seminar this Saturday!
There are a multitude of therapies available to children, adolescents, and adults with autism that are promoted as effective and evidence-based. This presentation will define evidence-based treatments for autism, show you how you can determine if treatments are evidence-based or not, and indicate how you can determine if the treatment you have chosen is working. This presentation will also define applied behaviour analysis (ABA), review the research on ABA and it’s uses, in particular for autism treatment, discuss the importance in getting access to ABA as early as possible, and also discuss the importance of getting access to ABA regardless of age. Questions will be welcome throughout the presentation as well as afterwards.
For more information about the type of parenting seminars that may become available, visit http://
December 2, 2015
Annual General Meeting
MABA's Annual General Meeting will be held on December 7 at 5:30 pm, in the East Dining Room at St.Amant. All members and prospective volunteers are welcome to attend. Thank you to our Executive Council and committee members for your contributions this year, and welcome to the new Executive Council and committee members of 2016. See you at the AGM!
October 18, 2015
Register Online for the Journal Seminar
Title: Recent Advancements in the Assessment and Treatment of Problem Behaviour (2 CEUs)
See the Events Page for details or click the button to register online!
September 19, 2015
MABA is proud to have been approved as an Affiliate of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA)!
September 12, 2015
Journal Seminar Session - CE Event!
In the interest of providing opportunities to attend local events, wherein attendees will be awarded continuing education credits, we would like to offer a Journal Seminar session on Monday, November 2, 2015 @ 6pm at St. Amant. The seminar will be directed by Dr. Kimberley Zonneveld, BCBA-D. Dr. Zonneveld is an Assistant Professor at Brock University, who completed her doctoral degree at the University of Kansas. The seminar session is a joint venture with the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (OntABA), and we hope it will be the first of many more partnerships with our fellow Canadian associations.
Please complete a very short survey (two questions) on potential journal discussion topics. Click here to access the survey!
We will be accepting survey responses until Monday, Sept 14 2015.
CE credits will be free for MABA members. If you are not a member, feel free to sign up so you can attend this great event!
August 10, 2015
Call for Papers and Early Bird Conference Registration!
Early Bird Registration for the 10th Annual MABA Conference is on now until August 31! Online registration is now open, or click here to download a printable registration form.
We are accepting submissions for posters and presentations! Submit your poster before September 1st and you will receive free conference registration! Download the Call for Papers Submission Form here.
Sponsored by the Department of Psychology at the University of Manitoba.
May 18, 2015
Important Change Regarding Membership
Please note that as of July 1, 2015, we will introduce a change to our membership term. In order to provide a more organized and seamless membership experience, we are implementing a system in which the membership term is consistent across all members. That is, memberships will begin and expire on the same dates each year for all individuals, similar to the membership term offered by ABAI.
Our new membership term will run from October 1st of the current year to September 30th of the following year for all members. Discounted early registration fees for the upcoming membership term will be offered from July 1st to September 30th each year. On October 1st, regular membership fees will take effect for that membership term.
Due to these changes, some individuals may have existing memberships that are set to expire during the new membership term. In cases where an existing membership is set to expire during the new membership term, your membership will be extended for the remaining duration of the new term (i.e. until September 30, 2016).
Please see our May newsletter for more information. Questions regarding membership can be directed to Morena at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your cooperation with this transition to our new membership term!
April 9, 2015
Student Poster Competition
MABA will be hosting its 3rd Annual Student Poster Competition on Friday, April 24 from 1:30 - 3:00 pm in the Psychology Lounge (P408 Duff Roblin) at the University of Manitoba. Everyone is invited to attend and learn about some of the recent research done by students in Applied Behaviour Analysis!
Coffee and snacks will be served.
We are also pleased to offer one Type 2 BACB CEU (for a $5.00 cost). We look forward to seeing you there!
February 10, 2015
February is Psychology Month!
MABA is celebrating Psychology Month! Come visit the MABA booth in the cafeteria at St.Amant on February 11 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm! Test your knowledge of behavior analysis with a quiz and enter one of three draws to win a prize!
MABA is also sponsoring three presentations organized by the Manitoba Psychological Society in honour of Psychology Month. All presentations are free and open to the general public! Visit our Events page or the MPS website for more information.
December 24, 2014
On behalf of MABA, I wish you and yours a festive Holiday Season and a Happy New Year! See you in 2015!
December 15, 2014
Annual General Meeting
MABA just held its Annual General Meeting! A big thank you to our exiting Executive Council for such a productive and eventful year, and a big welcome to the new Executive Council members of 2015. Stay tuned for updates related to memberships and licensure in Manitoba!
October 5, 2014
Thank you, thank you!
The MABA 9th Annual Conference was a wonderful success! The day was filled with interesting presentations and discussions, and we're already planning next year's guest speakers. Special thanks to our Keynote Speaker Dr. James Carr and our Invited Speaker Dr. Patricia Furer, and to our round table panelists Dr. Jennifer Frain, Gina Tranquada, Allyson Locke, and Ronni Harris. Many thanks to our Conference Committee for all of their hard work this year! We had a beautiful day!
If you have speakers or presentation topics you would like to see next year, feel free to let us know!
September 5, 2014
Extension for Poster Competition Submissions
The conference committee will continue to accept submissions for this years Poster Competition until September 20, 2014. Please see Registration and Forms for details or contact email@example.com if you have any questions.
August 25, 2014
Attention- Important information!
We were recently made aware that the BACB is no longer permitting administrations of their exam at Epic, the current testing site for Winnipeg. A new site is being developed with Pearson VUE, to open in Winnipeg by early 2015. In the meantime, individuals who wish to write the exam may travel to Fargo, ND. For additional information, please see the link below.
A reminder that Manitoba's alternative pathway agreement with the BACB will expire in February 2015. Please check our Licensing and Certification page for additional information, as well as the BACB website (www.bacb.com) for information on certification requirements and upcoming changes.
July 25, 2014
As we come to the middle of summer, we are excited to announce Early Bird Registration for this year's conference is beginning! Please click Registration and Forms to view printable versions of our registration forms or register online!
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce we are accepting submissions for posters and addresses! We invite all applicants to submit their papers before August 30th.
June 23, 2014
Attention Members: Action Required
As many of you are aware, the Spring edition of our 2014 newsletter has arrived! We hope you have had the opportunity to read the newsletter to see what is new in ABA in Manitoba and else where.
It has come to our attention some of our members have yet to receive a copy of this seasons edition. We are working to correct the error; however, we are asking current members who have not yet received a copy of our newsletter via email to please email Fiona Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we may correct this error as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to get a copy out to you soon!
Thank you so much for your patience and cooperation.