Ethics & Professional Standards

All Centre staff follow the Behavior Analyst Certification Board Professional and Ethical Compliance Code for Behavior Analysts (2017). In addition, all faculty and staff who are involved in direct client services, or supervise client services, are members in good standing of various professional associations including but not limited to ONTABA, ABAI, APBA, and CPA.

A complete description of the concepts, principles, and procedures involved in the professional practice of ABA can be found in the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Task List.

The Centre abides by the following legislations and regulations:

  • Regulated Health Professions Act
  • Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act
  • Personal Health Information Protection Act
  • Child and Family Services Act
  • Mental Health Act
  • Health Care Consent Act
  • Substitute Decisions Act
  • Human Rights Code
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act
  • Health Protection and Promotion Act

St. Lawrence College and the Centre for Behavioural Studies follow the Tri-Council Guidelines on Ethical Conduct of Research Involving Human Participants:

Canada’s leading research granting agencies, CIHR, NSERC, and SSHRC constitute the “Tri-council” and collectively maintain a policy called the Tri-Council Policy Statement on Ethical Research Involving Humans. St. Lawrence College and Centre utilize the Tri-Council policy as a key resource when addressing ethical research involving human The Tri-Council Policy has been adopted in full by SLC and CBS.

Ethics Codes

BACB - BCBA Ethics Code

BACB - RBT Ethics Code

ONTABA - Jurisprudence and Ethics

College of Psychologists of Ontario - Standards of Professional Conduct