Former ambassador and accomplished federal public servant Judith LaRocque renews her position on Banff Centre’s Board of Governors

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is pleased to announce that Judith LaRocque will continue to serve on its Board of Governors for another three-year term, until 2021.

She first joined Banff Centre’s Board in October, 2015 and her invaluable perspective and vision continues to guide the organization’s mission, vision and future.

Ms. Larocque has an extensive and diverse history as a public servant. Most recently, she served as Interim Chair of the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) and prior to this as the CRTC’s Vice-Chair of Broadcasting. She’s also held posts as Canada’s Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Development in Paris, France, Deputy Minister at the Department of Canadian Heritage, and Secretary to the Governor General.

“Judith Larocque is helping Banff Centre become a more national institution, and is helping us achieve the goals laid out in our 5-year plan, The Creative Voice,” says Banff Centre’s President and CEO Janice Price. “We are thrilled that the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, the Honorable Catherine McKenna decided to renew Judith Larocque’s term for three years. Judith Larocque will help us understand the priorities of the Federal Government, Parks Canada, and Banff National Park which has been our home since 1933.”  

The Creative Voice is Banff Centre’s strategic plan from 2016-2021 that continues to establish the Centre as a global leader of contemporary creativity. The strategic pillars of this plan include: Banff Centre as a cultural destination, excellence in artistic learning, being a leading destination for creativity in leadership conferences, and being a centre for excellence for Indigenous programs.


About Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity: Founded in 1933, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is a learning organization built upon an extraordinary legacy of excellence in artistic and creative development. What started as a single course in drama has grown to become the global organization leading in arts, culture, and creativity across dozens of disciplines. From our home on Treaty 7 territory in the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity aims to inspire everyone who attends our campus – artists, leaders, and thinkers – to unleash their creative potential and realize their unique contribution to society through cross-disciplinary learning opportunities, world-class performances, and public outreach. In 2018, Banff Centre celebrates 85 years of creative practice.