Our Work in the Cariboo-Chilcotin
FBC’s Cariboo-Chilcotin office, based in Williams Lake, supports a range of sustainability initiatives.
Our team has solid roots in the communities of this region, and connections with other parts of the BC Interior. We bring together multiple sectors for planning, education and engagement.
Some recent regional projects are profiled in these pages. Our office also hosts some of FBC's BC-wide initiatives, such as Smart Planning for Communities and the BC Rural Network.
If we can help advance a current sustainability issue, let us know. Contact us anytime.
BC Rural Network
The BC Rural Network celebrated its 10th Anniversary in 2014!
The Network helps build stronger rural and remote communities across the province and promote a better understanding of rural issues. Membership is open to all organizations that serve a rural constituency or have mandate focused on issues of interest and relevance to rural citizens and communities.
The Fraser Basin Council is one of the founders of the BC Rural Network, and our Cariboo-Chilcotin office serves as secretariat.
Learn more at www.bcruralnetwork.ca.
Many rural communities now face the twin demographic trends of youth out-migration and an aging baby boomer population.
Over the past two years, Project ComeBack has helped BC rural communities understand how they can better meet the needs of their younger citizens. The work has included a baseline survey, review of best practices, local pilot projects and action plans to attract, engage and retain youth.
This project was hosted by the BC Rural Network, in partnership with the Fraser Basin Council. The City of Williams Lake, Smithers District Chamber of Commerce, Regional District of Mount Waddington, Village of Chase and Kaslo's North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society were all participants.