Youth Committee — Past Activities
Here is a look at some of the Committee's past projects:
Highlights of Youth@Together Shuswap
To make progress towards the Youth Committee’s goal of advancing sustainability by building skills and leadership capacity, a regional youth forum was held in conjunction with the Together Shuswap community event at Quaaout Lodge BC in June 2015. The two-hour interactive youth session was co-facilitated by Natalya Melnychuk (Youth Committee co-chair) and Brock Endean (Youth Committee member) who both have roots in the Shuswap region.
Youth attended from across the Shuswap. Participants came from different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and enjoyed an open and engaging dialogue and the opportunity to exchange diverse viewpoints. Key highlights included the success of youth participants in:
To learn more, take a look at our Youth@Together Shuswap summary report.
Stewardship Legacy Video
The Youth Committee led a Stewardship Legacy Project to create a video profile of three innovative and inspirational projects funded under the 2006-2012 Fraser Salmon and Watersheds Program.
Watch the Stewardship Legacy Project video to learn about the Seton River Restoration Project, Salmon Safe and the Shuswap Lake Integrated Planning Process (SLIPP).
Youth Diversity Project
In April 2014 youth from rural and urban communities across BC came together in Richmond to share cultural, social and economic perspectives during a two-day dialogue and skills development workshop.
It was a great opportunity for participants to discuss their values, goals and aspirations, and to identify what they'd like to see in their communities in the future. These are valuable insights for community leaders across BC who want to know how to encourage young adults to remain in (or return to) their home communities for their early career and family years and actively engage in community life.
The event was hosted by FBC and the BC Rural Network with generous support from the Inspirit Foundation.
Details in the workshop report.