Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity today announced the Suncor Energy Foundation has donated $10M to be dispersed over five years through Banff’s Peter Lougheed Leadership Initiative. The donation marks one of the largest donations ever received in the Banff Centre’s 86-year history.
“Through this gift, our hope is more leaders have the opportunity to develop the perspectives and capabilities needed to create connections and spark a bright future for all Canadians,” said Eric Axford, Chair of the Suncor Energy Foundation Boardin a press release statement.
The funds will go to support Indigenous Leadership and Leadership for Social Impact/Innovation programs, including research, program design and development, faculty, and scholarships for participants from remote and underserved communities.
“This transformational gift from the Suncor Energy Foundation will empower the next generation of leaders to move communities forward, and help them navigate a wide spectrum of social, economic, and environmental conditions that are becoming more complex in today’s society,” said Janice Price, President and CEO of Banff Centre.