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. We are currently recruiting youth to join our 2020-2021 advisory committee. Find out how you can join the committee and be the voice for youth in your community.
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.
2020-21 youth Advisory Committee Requirements & Application
Calling all young leaders aged 16-30 with a passion for sustainability and community wellbeing! 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 fellow youth living in all other regions of BC?
We are recruiting for the 2020-2021 FBC Youth Advisory Committee! The Committee will be composed of up to 14 youth representatives (aged 16-30) living in 6 major regions of the province, who will be a voice for youth in their communities on sustainability and climate change issues. This is an opportunity for you to share your unique perspectives and ideas, and to help shape the FBC Youth Program’s initiatives to better serve all youth across the province.
As an FBC Youth Advisory Committee member, you will:
- Provide advice and input on the activities of the FBC’s Youth Program;
- Identify opportunities to incorporate youth perspectives into FBC activities; and
- Identify approaches to more creatively engage youth and young adults in their respective regions throughout BC to inform FBC of sustainability- and climate change-related priorities important to youth.
In addition, you will learn about regional climate change and sustainability issues in other parts of the province, and have the unique opportunity to build networks and relationships with fellow youth in your own region and beyond.
- Must be between the ages of 16-30 by June 1 st , 2020
- Must be currently living in BC
- Must be able to commit to attending monthly online meetings via video/teleconference
(~2 hours per month) between June 2020 and May 2021
- Northern BC
- Vancouver Island
- Greater Vancouver Sea to Sky
Applications are open until Sunday, May 31st at 11:59 pm.
FBC is committed to providing equal opportunities to all youth, including those with a diverse cultural background, nationality, sexuality, religion, ethnicity, gender or physical ability. We highly encourage all youth interested in this opportunity to apply!
If you would like to learn more, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-488-5354.