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Co-Creating a Sustainable BC

The Fraser Basin Council Youth Program is thrilled to announce Co-Creating a Sustainable BC, a new initiative beginning Summer 2019 that will encourage and support youth sustainability leadership in BC.

WE HAVE A COUPLE MORE SPOTS AVAILABLE IN THE SEA TO SKY COHORT. CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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Youth in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor & Kamloops – We Need You!

We are looking for up to 12 youth in Kamloops and surrounding communities to form a Thompson cohort and up to 12 youth in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor (Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton and area) to form a Sea-to-Sky cohort.

Each cohort will have an opportunity to collaborate on sustainability projects and co-create new visions for resilient and inclusive communities. You do not need to have a lot of past experience; in fact, we are seeking youth with a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and skills. We believe that the most important quality to have is passion for and commitment to your local community!

If you are a youth aged 16 – 30 years and you have a vision for what a sustainable community could be, here’s a chance to turn that vision into a reality!

What You’ll Do

Over eight months from August 2019 to March 2020, youth participants in Co-Creating a Sustainable BC will:

  • Be part of a fun kick-off event to meet everyone in both cohorts and set common goals
  • Spend 15 hours immersed in and learning about regional sustainability projects
  • Explore the meaning of true leadership and the concept of sustainability in today’s world through in-person biweekly dialogue sessions and individual tasks over a three-month period (spending ~13 hours/month)
  • Learn about regional gaps and challenges in achieving sustainability goals directly from sustainability professionals and leaders through in-person bi-weekly dialogue sessions and individual tasks over a three-month period (spending ~13 hours/month)
  • Collaborate with peers to identify sustainability gaps in the areas of interest to youth and develop ideas for community projects with a potential for implementation
  • Celebrate and share your successes at the final community-wide event.

What You’ll Get

As a participant in Co-Creating a Sustainable BC, you’ll:

  • Learn about regional sustainability issues from local leaders
  • Develop and gain skills such as teamwork, communication, and project planning
  • Discover the meaning of true leadership
  • Build networks and relationships with fellow youth in your own region and beyond, as well as with community leaders and professionals
  • Develop community projects that are important to youth
  • Have your travel costs to and from dialogue sessions and events covered (including meals, accommodations, and ticket expenses if event is outside of your region)
  • Receive a certificate of completion and volunteer reference letter at the end.

Eligibility

  • Must be between the ages of 16-30, inclusive
  • Available to attend an in-person, full day kick-off event on Saturday, August 17 and an in-person, full day wrap-up event in late March 2020 (Date TBD)
  • Must be able to commit to attending in-person biweekly sessions (~4 hours every two weeks) between September 2019 to March 2020 (travel expenses can be reimbursed)

If you want to lead the change in your community and inspire others, apply today!

 

APPLY NOW!

 

How to Apply

To apply to participate in Co-Creating a Sustainable BC, fill out our APPLICATION FORM.

THERE ARE STILL A COUPLE OF SPOTS AVAILABLE IN THE SEA-TO-SKY COHORT. APPLY NOW!

Phone interviews: Interviews conducted on a rolling basis

FBC is committed to providing equal opportunities to all youth, regardless of gender, race, ethnic origin, disability, age, nationality, sexuality, religion, marital status and social class. We encourage all interested youth to apply!

Other Information

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. There is no cost for youth to participate in the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC initiative. Travel expenses for getting to and from events and biweekly dialogue sessions are covered. Childcare expenses can be reimbursed if it is needed by participants while they participate in this initiative. ASL interpretation is available for participants as well, if needed. Please contact  if you have any other accessibility needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.

Questions

If you would like to learn more, please contact Cherry Tam, Youth Program Coordinator, at  or at 604-488-5354.

 

GO TO APPLICATION FORM

 

Acknowledgements

A big thank-you to our funder! This project is made possible with the funding from Employment and Social Development Canada through the Canada Service Corps program.

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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:
www.pluginbc.ca

BuySmart Network:
www.buysmartbc.com

BC Rural Network:
www.bcruralnetwork.ca

Rethinking our Water Ways:
www.rethinkingwater.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca

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
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