Reconciliation and Right Relations

Leadership Intensive
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Program Information


In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, Indigenous Leadership at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity is committed to creating space to better understand the truth of Canada’s shared history with Indigenous peoples. This includes fostering a dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, and asking each of us to enter into a respectful relationship with one another as we work toward shared purposes.

The Reconciliation and Right Relations program will develop a deeper understanding of our shared history, the meaning of reconciliation, and the role all Canadians play in improving our relationship by:

  • Raising awareness of Canada’s shared history with Indigenous peoples
  • Understanding  that truth by engaging in meaningful discussion about reconciliation
  • Inspiring through sharing already existing reconciliation wise practices
  • Inviting participants to take action to achieve reconciliation in their lives, communities, and organizations

What does the program offer?

This intensive, advanced training program involves experiential learning as well as lectures. The program includes participating in ceremonies, in-person lectures, outdoor walks to experience power of place, creative arts practice, hands-on application of theory, individual reflection, and group activity.

The Reconciliation and Right Relations program will equip participants with new knowledge to:

  • Understand the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s process and Calls to Action
  • Build relationships with Indigenous communities
  • Advance right relations
  • Communicate through deep listening
  • Create partnership opportunities
  • Share Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Develop curiosity
  • Practice relational leadership
  • Empower individuals to take action on reconciliation in their own lives
  • Increase greater respect, understanding, and meaningful connections between citizens

Who should register?

This program is an ideal fit for those who work with and create policy affecting Indigenous populations, including municipal, territorial, provincial, and federal government employees, not-for-profit executives and board members, corporate executives, post-secondary educators, and teachers.

"(This) program is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to shift your awareness, deepen your understanding, and open you to innovative ideas for participating in this great work. The program is deeply engaging and transformative - I don't believe it is possible to walk out the same as you walked in." -Shekinah Veitch, Shell Canada Limited

Support of the design and development of this program by: Imperial Oil Foundation.

About Banff Centre Leadership Programs

Banff Centre Leadership programs integrate the power of the arts, the wisdom of Indigenous practice, and the extraordinary beauty of Banff National Park to prepare and empower the next generation of Canadian leaders.

Programs help participants bring creative and reflective approaches to a rapidly changing world, and connect leaders with others who share their commitment to positive change in Canadian Indigenous communities, businesses, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions, and government.


What's Included

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All Leadership participants who choose the Accommodation and Meal Package are provided private rooms with ensuite washrooms in one of our two onsite hotels, the Professional Development Centre or Lloyd Hall. Room upgrades may be available upon request at an additional cost.

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All of your meals from the start to the end of your program are included; most of your meals will be at Vistas Dining Room, but there may be some special dining events scheduled as well.  Please also feel free to visit the Maclab BistroLe CaféThree Ravens Restaurant and Wine Bar, but note that these outlets are not included in your meal plan, and thus will be at additional cost.

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The Paul D. Fleck Library & Archives are located on the 2nd floor of the Kinnear Centre, and provides access to great books, media, and work space.

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The Sally Borden Fitness and Recreation Centre is located in the lower floor of the Sally Borden Building, and provides all guests with access to our swimming pool, hot tub, steam room, climbing gym, fitness centre, spin studio, and gymnasium. Massage and physiotherapy appointments may also be booked ahead of time.

Fees & Financial Assistance

$3 400.00
Meals & Accommodation Package
$1 048.00

Additional nights' accommodation may be available; please contact us for details.

The above fees do not include applicable taxes, such as GST, the Alberta Tourism Levy, and the Tourism Improvement Fee as needed.

Group Savings

Enroll four members of your organization or community in a program and your fifth member will receive a free tuition. Special restrictions may apply.

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance may be available to subsidize some of the costs to attend your program.

Funding opportunities

Call our toll-free number for more details at 1.888.255.6327

How to Apply

All programs, faculty, dates, fees, and offers of financial assistance are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of the Banff Centre.

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