Interested in Applying?

The Banff Forum hosts an annual retreat held every autumn in a different location in Canada. The Forum alternates between Banff, and another location in Canada, to showcase different regions of our great country. 

Each year, the Banff Forum invites over 120 new and returning participants to attend the annual gathering of this vibrant and growing community of Canadian leaders. They are invited because they have achieved significant success in their chosen area of expertise and because they are actively involved in bettering our country through social, economic, environmental or political activities. 

Interested in Applying? Please view the eligibility criteria below prior to submitting an application:



The Banff Forum seeks established and emerging leaders who have achieved success in their field.



The Banff Forum seeks candidates who have a demonstrated involvement in building a better Canada and improving the lives of Canadians. Candidates should be keen to share their ideas and opinions in a public forum.

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The Banff Forum strives for its membership to reflect the diversity of our country, including Canada's regions and official languages, disabled persons and visible minorities. The Banff Forum also wishes to encourage applications from First Nations young leaders. We strive for gender parity.



The Banff Forum seeks to include voices from a wide cross-section of sectors, including those who work in the arts and culture, scientific, entrepreneurial, and technology sectors.

The application for Banff Forum XV is now open! Click here to access the application formApplications for Banff Forum XVI will be accepted until May 22, 2017.