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.
Vision and Mandate
From the Charter for Sustainability comes the Fraser Basin Council’s vision statement:
Social well-being, supported by a vibrant economy
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,
As reflected in our 2011-2016 strategic plan, the Fraser Basin Council has three key areas of focus:
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.
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