New Report: Connected! Fraser Valley Youth Workshop
On June 24 the Fraser Basin Council's Youth Committee hosted a free one-day workshop and dialogue for Fraser Valley youth to explore the issue of social connectedness. The day included a field tour of the Cheam Fishing Village and the Fraser Valley Regional District office, along with networking lunch with adult mentors from the community.
Social connectedness is a value that stems from people feeling that they belong to their surrounding community. Community-based research shows that a sense of isolation and disconnectedness have become a growing problem for people in BC's Lower Mainland. The purpose of the event is for youth participants to increase understanding of the importance of social connectedness and to build skills and develop networks as engaged and empowered citizens.
FBC’s Youth Committee brings a fresh perspective to the work of the Council.
Members of the Committee plan, develop and implement sustainability initiatives that engage youth and build their skills and capacity. They also bring a youth voice to the broader work of the Council by participating on other FBC committees and programs in the Fraser Basin.
The Committee’s vision for youth engagement is for youth and young adults to actively participate and contribute to social, environmental, and economic well-being in communities throughout the Fraser Basin and across BC.
Through the Youth Committee and youth programs, FBC enables youth to be represented alongside all other generations to:
ensure inclusivity, life-long learning and sharing across generations
support succession planning and sustain organizational momentum in the long-term
foster sustainability ambassadors and engaged citizens in communities
develop leadership skills and build social capital for the future.
FBC is proud to have so many committed, accomplished young people as volunteers on the YC. Meet the Committee!
For more about the Youth Committee, please contact our .
Youth Programs Brochure
If you'd like to get involved in the Youth Committee, check out our new FBC Youth Programs brochure. Be sure to share it too!
FBC's New Youth Director
Meet Ashley Dobko, our new Youth Director on the FBC board and new Co-Chair of the Youth Committee.
Ashley is the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy Programs and Development Officer for Fisheries and Oceans Canada. We are delighted to welcome her here as a Director and thank her for her commitment to the work of the Council.
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.