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Chairs of FBC


 Colin Hansen

Colin Hansen
 is the fifth Chair of FBC's Board of Directors, effective March 31, 2014.

Mr. Hansen has had a distinguished career in the public service. He served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1996 to 2013, as British Columbia’s Deputy Premier from 2009 to 2011, and as a Minister of Finance, Health Services, and Economic Development.

Read more about Colin.

Past Chairs


Dr. Charles Jago CM, OBC served as Chair of the Fraser Basin Council from 2006 to 2014.

Charles was President of the University of Northern BC for 11 years and was instrumental in creation of the UNBC medical program. Among his many other commitments, he served as a director of Northern Health.

jack_blaney.jpg Dr. Jack Blaney, a former president of Simon Fraser University, became FBC Chair in 2001 and served until 2003. He went on to chair the Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform.
former_chair_reid.jpg Patrick Reid was appointed Chair of the Council in May 2003. He was the former Commissioner-General of Expo 86 and a former chair of the Rick Hansen Foundation.
iona_campagnolo.jpg Iona Campagnolo was the first Chair of the Fraser Basin Council, serving from 1997 until her appointment as British Columbia's first woman Lieutenant-Governor in 2001.


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.