The Fraser Basin Council is a charitable non-profit organization devoted to advancing sustainability solutions and practices 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 and take into account principles of the Charter for Sustainability. Their decisions are by consensus.
The Board is supported by a team of over 30 full and part-time staff in regional FBC offices.
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
With a history rooted in the Fraser Basin, FBC today also supports province-wide programs and initiatives in communities in other parts of BC. As reflected in our 2021-2026 Strategic Plan, the mandate of the Fraser Basin Council is:
To advance sustainability solutions and practices in British Columbia
The Fraser Basin Council’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan focuses on three strategic priorities:
Within the three strategic priority areas, the Fraser Basin Council serves in three key roles:
FBC frequently works with others on sustainability issues and initiatives, including flood management, climate change action and adaptation, air quality improvement, green transportation, healthy watersheds and community sustainability planning.