Youth and Sustainability
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.
Co-Creating a Sustainable BC
Calling youth aged 16-30! Are you proud of where you live and have ideas on how to improve your community? Are you interested in connecting with and learning from other youth living in other regions of BC?
Co-Creating a Sustainable BC is an initiative of the Fraser Basin Council Youth Program and offers an opportunity to deepen your knowledge of climate action, impacts and solutions; build your networks with #sustainability professionals; and collaborate on projects that address community challenges. No experience needed, costs are covered, and further supports are available! :)
Year 3 of the program (2021-2022) is now open to youth in the following regions:
Apply now! Spots are limited in every region and applications are being reviewed until spots are filled. Early applications are appreciated. Details on the FBC Youth Program site.
Over the years, FBC has engaged youth in many areas. Take a look.
Follow our Work
Head over to the FBC youth program website to learn about our initiatives and connect with us on social media.
to learn more about our Youth Program.