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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.


About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350