Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access

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

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is located on the side of Sacred Buffalo Guardian Mountain. The Banff area, known as "Minhrpa" (translated in Stoney Nakoda as "the waterfalls") is part of the Treaty 7 territory where we recognise oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Goodstoney First Nations – as well as the Tsuut'ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. This territory is home to the Shuswap Nations, Ktunaxa Nations, and Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. 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.



Banff Centre is located on the side of a mountain. Our site presents some challenges to people with limited mobility. There is ramp access to most buildings. Wheelchair or scooter access routes and elevators are shown on this campus map. Some bedrooms have been adapted for wheelchair access.

If you have mobility or other accessibility needs that arise while on campus, please inform Participant Resources as soon as possible so that we can provide you with information regarding the best routes, services, and resources.

In addition, please see our Medical Information and Accessibility page for more information.