We employ people from all over Canada and the world who want to be a part of Banff National Park. We aim to help people extend themselves into this place. Our staff care, so we gave them a voice.
We created the Collective Community Commitment, aka ‘CCC’.
The three ways we
Donations of Time
Time is money as the old saying goes. Time is also a personal commitment, which is equally as meaningful.
Donations of Money
We are so lucky to have amazing local organizations doing amazing things. We like to help them out with their hard work.
Goal setting is a must here. Implementation can be really challenging. It is our job to create a culture of environmental ambassadorship.
Working with & donating to GREAT LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS
3rd Annual '12 Days of Giving'
All BHC employees are given an easy access opportunity to donate money for 12 days over the Christmas season
Raise funds for local non-profits, BHC matches all funds raised
An anonymous envelope system was created and is facilitated by each restaurant
Since 2016, BHC staff have donated over $12,000 of their own money which was matched by Banff Hospitality Collective for a total of over $24,000
Participate in the #strawssuck movement
Eliminate plastic straws from all BHC venues, educate staff and guests
Stop ordering plastic straws. For guests who want a straw, provide eco-friendly options. Work with our suppliers to urge them to source us eco friendly options.
100% of BHC venues are plastic straw free. Compostable straws in select drinks, or upon request. We had a heck of a time sourcing the perfect compostable straw, and some venues are just cycling through the remaining biodegradable ones (we no longer source these as they don't break down entirely). Staff education/dialogue continues to be challenging, but the participation & response has been AMAZING.
2nd annual Bow Valley SPCA Volunteer Day
Facilitate an organized SPCA Volunteer Day on the day of the BHC Christmas party when all our venues are closed
Give BHC staff the opportunity to donate their time to an amazing local non-profit organization
The 2017 day was at capacity at 23 BHC volunteers. Together they donated 135 hours
Working for the Community
Salaried managers will be paid to give back.Each of our venues will be allocated 5 paid days leave to volunteer their time with a local non-profit.
Donate time to organizations who need it and get our managers involved in the community!
Research existing volunteer opportunities in the Bow Valley. Create new ones as well.
This could equal 480 hours donated per year. Stay tuned!
Do a better job with our venue organics composting programs
We aim to divert as much organic waste as possible from landfills to Banff's centralized composting facility
We are examining the specific needs for each of our venues, identifying the barriers to having seamless diversion programs in place and creating individual action plans to overcome the barriers.
This is ongoing… 2 of our venues have very well run organics programs. We have commenced an action plan for one venue and the results are positive so far! We addressed space constraints, signage & staff training. We will measure the outcomes of this project before we move onto the next.
BHC Community cleanup
Cleaning up the streets of Banff to show our staff and community how much we care about the environment and this town.
To keep our beautiful mountain town clean!
Organize a 2 hour clean up once a month that targets a different area of Banff townsite. Provide our staff with supplies and maps of clean up zones.
There has been an overwhelming staff participation in the clean up Staff have brought along their children, pets and parents to assist in the clean up!