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FBC Youth Program


Fraser Basin Council Youth Program


Youth engagement and capacity building are important in the Fraser Basin Council's work. Since 2006, the FBC Youth Program has supported youth to engage in sustainability initiatives, deepen their understanding on complex issues, gain skills and take leadership to serve their communities. FBC’s vision is for youth and young adults to be able to actively participate and contribute to social, environmental and economic well-being in communities throughout BC.

FBC Youth Director and Advisory Committee

The Fraser Basin Council has a Youth Director who serves on the Board to reflect youth values and to bring a youth voice to discussions and consensus-building.

FBC Youth Program initiatives are shaped by a Youth Advisory Committee, which supports the Youth Director and provides input to the Board and to the FBC staff on sustainability issues of importance to BC youth.

Learn more about the program on the FBC Youth website!


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Down to You Podcast

Take a listen to the DOWN TO YOU podcast! Youth guests from throughout BC share their work to reduce their climate footprint and share inspiring ideas for a net-zero future.

Listen & subscribe on your favourite podcatcher, or visit the Down to You podcast site!


Co-Creating a Sustainable BC

Want to change the world? Start in your community!

Co-Creating a Sustainable BC (CCSBC) is a multi-year initiative of the FBC Youth Program. CCSBC supports youth participants as they deepen their understanding of the social, economic and environmental aspects of sustainability. They take what they've learned to design and implement a project that will have a direct and positive impact in their own communities. By the end of the program, participants come away with greater confidence to advocate for change and to realize a shared vision of a healthy and thriving community.

It's a valuable experience for all!

  • Collaborating and forming relationships with other youth who care about the environment and their community
  • Learning from and networking with leaders in their region and across the province doing exciting work on sustainability and climate change
  • Encouraging positive action in communities through their own sustainability projects
  • Strengthening skills in project coordination and implementation, such as planning, communications, budgeting and more
  • Building bonds and connecting with the land and waters through outdoor-based learning trips (all expenses paid!)
  • Most of all, HAVING FUN!

2023-2024 Highlights

The 2023-2024 CCSBC program wraps up in spring 2024. Watch for updates!

2022-2023 Highlights

Find last year's youth-led projects on our Past Highlights page.

Follow Fraser Basin Council Youth on social media plus head over to the youth website.


Contact the Youth Program

For inquiries about Co-Creating a Sustainable BC, contact:
Cherry Tam, Youth Program Lead, at

For other inquiries, contact:
Sonja Dodig, Youth Program Manager, at


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