Youth Program Advisory Committee Volunteer Opportunity
Applications are open for the FBC Youth Program Advisory Committee! We're calling young leaders ages 16-30 from around BC with a passion for sustainability and community well-being to join our Advisory Committee and make a meaningful and lasting change for youth and sustainability in BC communities.
Youth on the Advisory Committee will provide high-level input that will help to shape the development of the Youth Program and our Building Capacity for Youth Leadership in Canada initiative, a new pilot for youth engagement that will combine dialogue, skill-building, and participation in community initiatives and on-the-ground projects.
New Report: Art of Storytelling - Fraser Valley Youth Workshop
In May 2017 the Fraser Basin Council’s Youth Committee hosted a free one-day workshop inviting Fraser Valley Youth and Young Adults to share their ideas and experiences in building a healthy, vibrant community. The project stemmed from recommendations heard at the previous youth event—Fraser Valley Connected!—hosted by the FBC’s Youth Committee in 2016. The Art of Storytelling workshop inspired participants through storytelling and included a traditional First Nations story, place-based conversations, networking with community leaders, and hands-on artistic creation.
Everyone has a story to tell and this project grew from the desire to create a platform for storytelling as a respectful starting point to build bridges and to capture core values of the young generation. The diverse stories shared throughout the day were captured in a large-scale art piece that highlights the importance of culture, history and diversity to the Fraser Valley community!
The Youth Committee would like to extend thanks to all those who made this workshop happen. The wrap-up report is now available to download!
About the Youth Committee
FBC’s Youth Committee brings a fresh perspective to the work of the Council.
Members of the Committee plan, develop and implement sustainability initiatives that engage youth and build their skills and capacity. They also bring a youth voice to the broader work of the Council by participating on other FBC committees and programs in the Fraser Basin.
The Committee’s vision for youth engagement is for youth and young adults to actively participate and contribute to social, environmental, and economic well-being in communities throughout the Fraser Basin and across BC.
Through the Youth Committee and youth programs, FBC enables youth to be represented alongside all other generations to:
ensure inclusivity, life-long learning and sharing across generations
support succession planning and sustain organizational momentum in the long-term
foster sustainability ambassadors and engaged citizens in communities
develop leadership skills and build social capital for the future.
FBC is proud to have so many committed, accomplished young people as volunteers on the YC. Meet the Committee!
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.