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Commitment to Continued Communication and Engagement with Ba

The achievement of Banff Centre’s mission and vision relies on, builds on, and enriches the work of others. Banff Centre’s network includes over 80,000 alumni participants and faculty worldwide, other post-secondary institutions, other national arts organizations, a strong relationship with employees and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, and conference and hospitality guests from around the world. In addition, Banff Centre values its relationships with key stakeholders including all levels of government, its donors and supporters, its neighbouring communities in the Bow Valley and across the province. 

Communication, engagement, and partnership are key elements for this work, as is entering with a courageous, curious, and collaborative spirit inspired to build inclusive communities. 

1 – Banff Centre will build on this robust collection of communities to realize its mission and will actively communicate and engage with members of its key communities through a range of forums as appropriate.


2 - Banff Centre will establish an Alumni Relations Council to provide insights on the ongoing needs and priorities of artists and leaders, their communities, and economies. The Council will also provide advice and direction on maintaining ongoing relationships with alumni as ambassadors of Banff Centre and supporters of its programs. 

  • With an exceptional assembly of more than 80,000 alumni worldwide, many of whom are leaders in their artistic and leadership disciplines, Banff Centre has much to gain from accessing the wisdom, network, and support of this group of creative leaders.

Initial Actions

  • Create and share a public and alumni engagement plan in support of the execution of this plan.
  • Develop structure and governance model for an Alumni Relations Council.

Future Actions

  • Implement plans to engage with members of Banff Centre’s key communities and publicly announce the creation of an Alumni Relations Council.