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FBC Committees

Climate Change and Air Quality Committee

The Climate Change and Air Quality Committee makes recommendations on issues and challenges relating to climate change and air quality, which are among the Council’s priorities. The Committee offers strategic advice on the development of initiatives that help individuals, organizations and communities integrate climate change and air quality considerations into their plans and decisions, and makes recommendations on how to fulfill the Council’s approved measures under the strategic plan.

Members
FBC Directors: Lara Beckett and Michael Clague | Other Committee Members: Stewart Cohen, Laura Cornish, Brittney Dawney, Liz Lilly and Roger Quan

Staff
Jim Vanderwal (lead), Charlotte Argue and Vanadis Oviedo

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Community and Regional Sustainability Committee

The Community and Regional Sustainability Committee provides strategic direction and advice on issues relating to community and regional sustainability, which is one of FBC’s top priorities, and reviews progress on FBC programs that support this priority. The Committee offers guidance and encouragement to local and First Nations governments and to community stakeholders on integrating sustainability principles and considerations into their conversations, plans and initiatives.

Members
FBC Directors: Lois-Leah Goodwin (Chair), Lara Beckett, John Haugen, Katherine Gizikoff and John Massier | Other Member: Ruth Legg

Staff
Joan Chess

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Finance and Fund Development Committee

The Finance and Fund Development Committee makes recommendations to the FBC Board of Directors and the Society on financial management and fund development. The Committee ensures regular financial reporting to the Board on Council operations; makes recommendations to ensure financial sustainability; presents an annual operational budget to the Board; reviews and makes recommendations on FBC’s financial investments; develops and monitors compliance with all of FBC’s financial management and fund development policies; and reviews annual audited financial statements prior to presentation to the Board.

Members
FBC Directors: Dale Parker (Chair) | Other members: Colin Hansen and Richard Walton

Staff
Adriana Ruso (staff lead), David Marshall and Bob Purdy

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Governance Committee

The Governance Committee provides recommendations to the Fraser Basin Council Board and Society on issues related to governance, including bylaws, Board and committee governance, and the review and development of policy and procedures. The Committee also provides recommendations to the Board on development and monitoring of human resources polices.

Members
FBC Directors: Doug Routledge (Chair), Colin Hansen, Katherine Gizikoff and Tim Pennell | Other members: Alice Downing

Staff
David Marshall (staff lead), Adriana Ruso, Steve Litke and Jim Vanderwal

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Operations Committee

The Operations Committee supports the Board’s strategic and business direction and oversees implementation of the Board’s decisions.

Members
FBC Directors: Colin Hansen (Chair), Lara Beckett, Lois-Leah Goodwin, John Haugen, Patricia Heintzman, Paul Kluckner, Jason Lum, John Massier, Linda Nowlan, Dale Parker, Tim Pennell and Doug Routledge | Observer: Jennifer Goad, Province of BC

Staff
David Marshall (staff lead), Bob Purdy, Adriana Ruso and Steve Litke

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Watersheds and Water Resources Committee

The Watersheds and Water Resources Committee provides strategic direction and advice on issues relating to healthy watersheds and water resources, one of FBC’s priorities. The Committee also reviews progress on FBC programs that support this strategic direction.

Members
FBC Directors: Linda Nowlan, Chair, Alan Fisher, Tom Greenaway, Lee Hesketh and Howie Wright| Other Committee Members: Gillian Fielding, Gwyn Graham, Lynn Kriwoken, Steve Korpi and Alan Martin

Staff
Steve Litke (lead) and Theresa Fresco

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Youth Committee

The Youth Advisory Committee helps ensure that the Fraser Basin Council provides meaningful opportunities for youth participation and incorporates youth perspectives into FBC activities and operations.

Members
FBC Directors: Ruth Legg (Co-Chair), Chris Kelly, Barb Strachan and Satwinder Bains | Other Committee Members: Jade Baxter, Rebecca Chaster, Eva Grant, Christopher Herc, Natalya Melnychuk (Co-Chair), Neelam Minhas, Callista Ryan, David Shaw and Katie Youwe

Staff
Amy Greenwood

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Regional Committees

There are five FBC regional committees, each bringing together different interests within that region to promote an exchange of information on sustainability issues. Regional committees make recommendations for fulfilling the FBC strategic plan; share information, identify regional issues and offer input on FBC programs and services. They also offer regional perspectives to the FBC Board, Operations Committee and other FBC committees and initiatives.

Greater Vancouver-Sea to Sky Regional Committee

Members
FBC Directors: Chief Ian Campbell, Patricia Heintzman, Ruth Legg, Barbara Steele and James Tansey | Other Committee Members: Laura Cornish and John Robinson

Staff
Bob Purdy

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Fraser Valley Regional Committee

Members
FBC Directors: Satwinder Bains, Ernie Crey, Jason Lum and Barb Strachan

Staff
Bob Purdy

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Thompson Regional Committee

Members
FBC Directors: David Antoine, John Haugen, Lee Hesketh, Sydney Johnsen, Tim Pennell, Perry Redan Rene Talbot and Howie Wright | Other Members: Donovan Cavers, Jim Gudjonson, Bob Harding, Peter Lishman, Mickey Macri, Ruth Madsen, Jackie Pearase and Dave Whiting

Staff
Mike Simpson

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Cariboo-Chilcotin Regional Committee

Members
FBC Directors: Alan Fisher, Katherine Gizikoff, Blaine Grinder and John Massier | Other Members: Kristy Palmantier (alumni), Bob Patterson (alumni) and Guy Scharf

Staff
Maureen LeBourdais (lead) and Jane Wellburn

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Upper Fraser Regional Committee

Members
FBC Directors: Lara Beckett, Allan Frederick, Tom Greenaway, Doug Routledge and Terry Teegee

Staff
Tiffany Bonnett (lead) and Laurel Brown

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Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

E3 Fleet/Green Fleets BC:
www.e3fleet.com

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351
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