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Director Profile

Colin Hansen

Chair, Fraser Basin Council

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Colin 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).

Colin is currently the President of AdvantageBC, a non-government organization dedicated to promoting British Columbia as a place for international business.

He serves 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'ang.gudang.as."

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

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

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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