About Us

The Legacy

Ontario Basketball is the sport governing body for basketball in the Province of Ontario. Created nearly 70 years ago as the Ontario Amateur Basketball Association, the organization is a not-for-profit association and was incorporated as such in 1977.

Ontario Basketball has a sound governance model and is directed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are elected by the membership to represent, guide, govern and manage the affairs of the association. The professional staff, under the guidance of the Executive Director, manages the daily administrative operations of Ontario Basketball.

Ontario Basketball represents the province of Ontario’s amateur basketball interests. The membership is made up of athletes, coaches, officials, members clubs, camps, local basketball organizations, groups, leagues and basketball supporters. As part of its mandate, Ontario Basketball is committed to working with various sport organizations to further promote and develop amateur basketball in the province.

These organizations include but are not limited to:

  • Canada Basketball
  • Provincial and Territorial Basketball Organizations
  • Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • Toronto Raptors
  • NBA Canada
  • Sport 4 Ontario
  • Ontario University Athletics Association (OUA)
  • Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA)
  • Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA)
  • Ontario Association of Basketball Officials (OABO)
  • Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO)
  • Canadian Sports Centre (CSC)


We provide leadership and structure to enable the sport of basketball to flourish in Ontario.


By living our values, Ontario Basketball aspires to be a world-class leader in the development and enrichment of the people in our sport.


Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L): we are unwavering in our commitment to basketball development according to their principles.

Clarity of purpose: we are clear, committed and passionate about basketball development.

Innovation: we believe that creativity, diversity and flexibility are necessary to thrive in a complex environment.

Relationships: we value collaborative and open relationships between members, volunteers, partners and staff.

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