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Youth and Sustainability

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are currently seeking climate stories from youth in BC to profile on an interactive, online storymap called My Climate Story. If you are under 30 years old and have a story to share, please provide a brief summary by filling this survey

Youth engagement and capacity building is a key component of FBC. Since 2006, the FBC Youth Program has been focusing on building capacity for youth to engage in sustainability initiatives, deepen understanding on complex issues, gain skills, and access opportunities to take on leadership roles to serve their communities. FBC’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.

FBC has an appointed youth director on its Board to reflect youth values and to bring a youth voice to FBC's decision-making processes. Our youth program’s initiatives are informed and shaped by the Youth Advisory Committee. The Committee supports the youth director and provides an opportunity to inform the other directors about sustainability issues of importance to youth in BC communities.

Over the years, FBC has engaged youth in many areas: 

POLICY & DECISION
MAKING
LEADERSHIP & SKILL
BUILDING
OUTREACH &
ENGAGEMENT

Megaphone by Milky - Digital innovation from the Noun Project

Mentor by Becris from the Noun Project

support by Brand Mania from the Noun Project

 
BUILDING RESILIENT
COMMUNITIES

 CONNECTING EDUCATION
TO PRACTICE

 SCHOLARSHIPS
 Building Resilient Communities  links by ProSymbols from the Noun Project  education by Cuby Design from the Noun Project

 

Welcome to our 2018 – 2020 Youth Advisory Committee

FBC’s Youth Advisory Committee brings a fresh perspective to the work of our Youth Program. Youth on the Committee are young leaders ages 16-30 from around BC with a passion for sustainability and community well-being. The Committee provides high-level input that helps to shape the development of the Youth Program and our current initiatives. They also help plan, develop and implement sustainability initiatives that engage youth and build their skills and capacity. FBC is proud to have so many committed, accomplished young people as volunteers on the Youth Committee. Meet the Committee!

Current Projects

The Fraser Basin Council’s Youth Program is developing story maps of the Fraser and Cowichan Rivers to highlight their heritage value. This project is part of the national story map project being developed by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System and Parks Canada. The story map will be an online, interactive map that combines geographic information systems (GIS) and text to produce a visual storytelling tool of the Fraser and Cowichan Rivers, in addition to other Canadian Heritage Rivers. Learn more about youth engagement in this project.

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Follow the Fraser Basin Youth Program on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates on the exciting things we are up to!

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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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