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2018 Community Assessment
Community AssessmentPhase 3 – What we Heard
We heard from more than 700 Banff residents who participated in community conversations this summer to identify what makes Banff great and what we can do better as a community.

The input will help guide future planning, programs and activities within the Town of Banff and other community partners.

We analyzed thousands of comments and grouped common ideas into themes. Elements in one theme often overlap with other themes. Any concerns or suggestions that are outside the Town of Banff’s responsibility will be shared with relevant organizations.

Provide your feedback
Your feedback will to help us plan work over the next five years.

Please take the 10-minute survey to review themes and actions, prioritize items and provide any other feedback.

Survey closes Monday, November 12, 2018.

If you wish to provide a written submission instead of the online survey, visit Community Services in Town Hall for a print copy of the survey.

Privacy Statement
Information you provide to the Town of Banff is collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and is managed in accordance with Part 2 of the (FOIP) Act. Your opinions and comments will be used by the Town of Banff for future planning, programs and activities.

By participating in this survey you are giving the Town of Banff permission to use your opinions and comments for input into this project. The results of the survey will be presented in aggregate form – individual responses will not be shared with any personal information. Results may be shared on the Town of Banff website, and/or presented to Council. Personal information will be kept confidential. Your personal information will not be disclosed to any person or organization without your written consent or unless required to do so by law.
Should you wish to have your personal information removed, corrected or if you have any other concerns, please contact: Ruth Pryor or Jill Harrison Town of Banff at 403.762.1254 or .

Other opportunities for feedback
Please watch for an opportunity to provide comments to a pop-up engagement board at Banff Town Hall and at The Fenlands Recreation Centre (concourse level) until November 12, 2018.

Next steps
  • Community Development staff will Prepare a comprehensive report on the priorities, recommended strategies and the inventory of all comments we received. Including statistics from the federal census and local organizations to build a full picture of the community.
  • The report will be published online and presented to Banff Town Council for review. 
  • Once approved, the Community Assessment Report and the accompanying Community Services Strategic Work Plan will guide the activities over the next five years for the Town, agencies and partners. 
  • Presentations to community audiences.