We’re excited to share that The Whistler Institute campus will be the place where First Nations, business and government come together to ...
The Whistler Institute will assist First Nations to build strong independent communities and will foster enduring relationships between First Nations and non-First Nations through education, facilitation and dialogue.
First Nations in British Columbia are asserting their rights and title, negotiating economic agreements with governments and developers and building their own businesses. Their objectives are to improve the socio-economic situation of their people while preserving their cultures and protecting the environment.
Giovanni Zen believes that establishing The Whistler Institute as a new centre for learning and dialogue is his most important legacy. It will give new life to reconciliation efforts, and support positive relations between First Nations and non-First Nations people.
Located on previously logged land adjacent to function junction, the campus will be nestled in the forest away from highway traffic and noise, making it an appealing location for study, learning and dialogue.
The Whistler Institute is planned as a 70,000 square foot facility. There will be classrooms, a boardroom and a presentation theatre. Accommodation will only be available for participants in the Whistler Institute programs.
The Whistler Institute will feature architecture and interior design that is environmentally responsible and culturally sensitive, reflecting traditional values and the natural landscape.