Diversity and Inclusivity

Diversity Statement

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the Centre to apply. We welcome applications from all qualified persons however; Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Learning about Local Indigenous Culture

Situated on Treaty 7 territory, Banff Centre acknowledges the past, present, and future generations of Stoney Nakoda, Blackfoot, and Tsuut'ina Nations who help us steward this sacred and protected land, as well as honour and celebrate this place. Our home has a long history as a sacred gathering place for trade, sharing, visions, ceremony, and celebration. That tradition continues today as creative individuals in all artistic disciplines meet here to realize their creative potential.

Please be mindful that Indigenous artists participating in our programs are here to achieve their own creative goals and may not have expertise of the cultural practices or backgrounds of the people of this territory.

If you are interested in learning more about the local Indigenous peoples from this region, resources are available in the Paul D. Fleck Library or you can visit a number of local museums and cultural centres. These centres are listed below in order of their proximity to Banff Centre:

All Gender Washrooms

Banff Centre is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that recognizes and protects the basic human rights of all individuals. All gender washrooms are available in most of the non-residential buildings on campus, and an all gender change room is available on the main floor of Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation to ensure that everyone, regardless of gender identity and presentation, has access to comfortable and safe washroom spaces. View our map of the all gender washroom locations on campus.