Youth & Sustainability

Make an impact on your community!

EMPOWERING YOUTH TO TAKE SOLUTION-ORIENTED ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE!
Learn about Co-Creating a Sustainable BC initiative now!

About Us

Youth engagement and capacity building is a key component of the Fraser Basin Council. 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 in and contribute to social, environmental, and economic well-being in communities throughout the Fraser Basin and across BC.

Over the years, FBC has engaged youth in many areas including: policy and decision making, leadership and skill building, outreach and engagement, building resilient communities, and connecting education to practice.

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We need YOUTH to Co-Create Climate Solutions!

Be Part of the Solutions!

Young people – LIKE YOU – want to contribute to a sustainable future. They want to be involved in making decisions, influencing policy, and being leaders – while having fun. Follow us on social media to keep up to date with what 2021-2022 Co-Creating a Sustainable BC cohorts are up to in their regions and how they are building a better tomorrow.

Co-Creating a Sustainable BC​

Youth participants lead and implement their own visions for more sustainable communities. Waste Free Fraser Valley is one of the incredible projects created by our 2020-21 cohorts. Their goal was to create awareness of waste, empower others to act, and spread hope by sharing local success stories.

Welcome
2020-2021 Youth Advisory Committee!

We are excited to be working with so many talented young people.

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.

Our Impact

Learn more about the concrete impact that our initiatives have left on youth and on BC communities. Read stories from our youth alumni and hear from their own words about how they developed their skills, gained connections, and built their careers after participating in the FBC Youth Program’s initiatives.

My Climate Story

The Power of Storytelling!​

Discover how BC youth are experiencing and addressing climate change in their communities! My Climate Story is a learning platform designed to empower and give a voice to youth who are concerned about climate change. Get inspired to take action on climate change now.

Kristen's Story

Kristen bikes! She bikes everywhere all year long. She bikes because it feels good, and she’s not only reducing her own carbon footprint, she’s inspiring others to make biking a common transportation way we get around town.

Our Team

passionate about sustainability

FBC-Youth-Program-Manager-Sonja-Dodig

Sonja Dodig

Program MANAGER

FBC-Youth-Program-Staff-Cherry-Tam

Cherry Tam

Program LEAD

Stephanie-Chong

Stephanie Chong

Program Coordinator