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Colin Hansen

Chair, Fraser Basin Council

Colin HansenColin Hansen is the fifth Chair of FBC's Board of Directors as of April 2014. He previously served for seventeen years as a Member of British Columbia's Legislative Assembly, and chose not to seek re-election in 2013. During his time as an MLA, he served as Deputy Premier (2009-11), Minister of Finance (2004-05 and 2008-11), Minister of Health (2001-2004 and 2010-11), Minister of Economic Development (2005-2008) and Minister Responsible for the 2010 Olympics (2005-2009).

He has served on several other not-for-profit boards, including Vancouver Foundation (Honorary Governor), Arthritis Research Canada, Jack Austin School of Asia Pacific Business Studies and the Canada-Japan Society. He is the former chair of the Board of the Transportation Investment Corporation.

His work with the Haida led to his formal adoption into the Eagle Clan and was given the Haida name of "Nang K'"

As an avid runner, Colin ran his first marathon in 2002 with Joints in Motion to raise money for arthritis research.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

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

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

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

T: 604 488-5350