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Our Structure

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


Strategic Priorities

The Fraser Basin Council’s 2021-2026 Strategic Plan focuses on three strategic priorities:

  • Build Sustainable and Resilient Communities
  • Take Action on Climate Change
  • Support Healthy Watersheds and Water Resources


Our Roles

Within the three strategic priority areas, the Fraser Basin Council serves in three key roles:

  • Facilitator and Strategic Convener
  • Educator
  • Program Manager

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.


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

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.