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Directors and staff learn about the management of grasslands in the Cariboo-Chilcotin for ecosystem health, forage production and grazing. The Fraser Basin Council is facilitating a multi-interest process in the region on these issues. Read more.

Our Structure

The Fraser Basin Council is a charitable non-profit organization devoted to advancing sustainability in the Fraser Basin and across BC. The Council has 38 Directors: an impartial Chairperson and 37 other Directors who represent the four orders of government — federal, provincial, local and First Nations — as well as the private sector and civil society. This governance structure is one of the first of its kind and a reflection of FBC’s commitment to collaboration.

The FBC Directors set a strategic focus and policy for the Council, in accordance with the principles of the Charter for Sustainability. Their decisions are by consensus.

The board is supported by a team of 26 full and part-time staff in six FBC offices across the Fraser Basin.

To learn more, see Board and Committees. Then meet our Directors and staff.

Vision and Mandate

From the Charter for Sustainability  comes the Fraser Basin Council’s vision statement:

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

While our history is rooted in the Fraser Basin, FBC also supports province-wide initiatives. The mandate of the Fraser Basin Council is:

To advance sustainability in British Columbia,
with a core focus on the Fraser River Basin.

Strategic Direction

As reflected in our 2011-2016 strategic plan, the Fraser Basin Council has three key areas of focus:

  • Taking action on climate change and air quality
  • Supporting healthy watersheds and water resources
  • Building sustainable, resilient regions and communities.

Our Roles

Within its areas of focus, FBC serves as a facilitator and educator, and in a variety of other roles. We partner with others on sustainability issues and initiatives, including flood management, smart planning for communities, climate change action and adaptation, air quality improvement, green fleets, healthy watersheds, sustainable fisheries, and sustainability reporting and education.

Find out more in programs and services.

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:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake 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