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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

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:

  • Cowichan Valley (Duncan and surrounding areas)
  • Fraser Valley (Langley to Agassiz)
  • North Central BC (Prince George and surrounding areas)
  • Thompson (Kamloops and surrounding areas)
  • Cariboo-Chilcotin (Williams Lake and surrounding areas).

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.

Earlier Initiatives

Over the years, FBC has engaged youth in many areas. Take a look.

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

 

Follow our Work

Head over to the FBC youth program website to learn about our initiatives and connect with us on social media.

Contact Us

 to learn more about our Youth Program. 


 

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

Emotive:
www.emotivebc.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

FBC Youth:
fbcyouthprogram.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca 

Salmon-Safe BC
www.salmonsafe.ca

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
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