FBC Youth Program
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 2022-2023
Want to change the world? Start in your community!
Last year’s Cowichan Valley Cohort helped support the basic needs of Duncan’s residents by building and stocking a community pantry in the city’s downtown, with help from the Cowichan Green Community’s Kin Park team. If you live in the area, you may have received one of their informational door hangers about the project!
Youth taking charge of climate and sustainability solutions—that’s what Co-Creating a Sustainable BC is all about!
The Fraser Basin Council Youth Program is thrilled to launch the 2022-23 call for applications for youth living in the following regions: Fraser Valley, North-Central BC and Thompson. Youth and young adults aged 16-30 from all walks of life are encouraged to apply.
As a participant, you will deepen your understanding of sustainability in your region through three lenses (social, economic, and environmental), and take what you’ve learned to design and implement a youth-led project that will have a direct and positive impact in your community. Your ideas, opinions and experiences matter, and if you’re seeking to make a difference, go for it! By the end of CCSBC, you will walk away feeling confident in your ability to advocate for change and the power that you have in realizing a shared vision of a healthy and thriving community.
Between July 2022 and February 2023, participants will:
Intrigued for yourself (or someone you know)? Find details and apply on the FBC Youth Program site.
If you have any questions about the application process or your participation in the initiative, please do not hesitate to connect with us or on social media (@fbcyouthprogram).
Apply Now — We Get Underway in July!
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Head over to the FBC youth program website to learn about our initiatives and connect with us on social media.
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