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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!

Co-Creating a Sustainable BC - Applications open!

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:

  • Collaborate and form meaningful relationships with other youth who care about the environment and their community
  • Learn from and network with leaders in their region and across the province doing exciting work on sustainability and climate change
  • Encourage action in communities through youth-led sustainability projects
  • Strengthen skills in project coordination and implementation, such as planning, communications, budgeting and more
  • Build bonds and connect with the land and waters through outdoor-based learning trips (all expenses paid!)
  • Most of all, HAVE FUN!

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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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:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

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