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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:

  • building and enhancing their relationships with others from diverse backgrounds
  • expanding their regional networks
  • identifying what they value most about their region, the challenges they face and the opportunities they see to address those challenges
  • reporting back on the the results of their dialogue to community leaders at the Together Shuswap Forum and engaging in active dialogue to identify opportunities for meaningful youth participation in the region.

To learn more, take a look at our Youth@Together Shuswap summary report.

Stewardship Legacy Video

youth_legacy_video_190px.jpgThe 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).

The stewardship legacy project was a great opportunity for Youth Committee members to reach out through multi-media and to participate in inter-generational learning and dialogue.

Youth Diversity Project

youth_diversity_dialogue.jpgIn 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.


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.

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Rethinking our Water Ways:

ReTooling for Climate Change:

Climate Action Toolkit:

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