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.
Over the years, FBC has engaged youth in many areas:
Welcome to our 2018 – 2020 Youth Advisory Committee
FBC’s Youth Advisory Committee brings a fresh perspective to the work of our Youth Program. Youth on the Committee are young leaders ages 16-30 from around BC with a passion for sustainability and community well-being. The Committee provides high-level input that helps to shape the development of the Youth Program and our current initiatives. They also help plan, develop and implement sustainability initiatives that engage youth and build their skills and capacity. FBC is proud to have so many committed, accomplished young people as volunteers on the Youth Committee. Meet the Committee!
The Fraser Basin Council’s Youth Program is developing story maps of the Fraser and Cowichan Rivers to highlight their heritage value. This project is part of the national story map project being developed by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System and Parks Canada. The story map will be an online, interactive map that combines geographic information systems (GIS) and text to produce a visual storytelling tool of the Fraser and Cowichan Rivers, in addition to other Canadian Heritage Rivers. Learn more about youth engagement in this project.
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