Now in its second year, the Co-Creating a Sustainable BC program will include Cariboo-Chilcotin and North-Central BC communities, including Quesnel and Williams Lake. (Photo courtesy of Fraser Basin Council)

Signup underway for Fraser Basin Council’s youth program in Cariboo

The initiative is no cost, with travel and meal expenses reimbursed, along with ASL interpreters

The Fraser Basin Council is looking to engage youth in the Cariboo ages 16 to 30 through its youth programs this summer.

The FBC — a province-wide charitable, non-profit organization working with youth to tackle leadership on sustainability issues affecting their communities — is recruiting for its Co-Creating a Sustainable BC.

The program is a nine-month-long initiative inviting youth collaborate on sustainability projects and co-create new visions for resilient and inclusive communities.

The youth will engage from four regions in B.C., including the Cariboo-Chilcotin region.

Co-Creating a Sustainable BC gives youth participants the opportunity to deepen their understanding of leadership on sustainabilty and climate change, and to identify barriers to making meaningful and lasting changes in their community, and to practice a collaborative approach to identifying potential solutions.

Cherry Tam, youth program co-ordinator with the FBC, said by the end of the program, youth in the recently completed 2020 program had developed their own projects to support sustainability in their communities.

The initiative is no cost, with travel and meal expenses reimbursed, along with ASL interpreters or other accessibility needs, such as childcare, accommodated.

Now in its second year, the program will include Cariboo-Chilcotin and North-Central B.C. communities, including Quesnel and Williams Lake.

The FBC said youth will have the chance to connect directly with community leaders and make informed decision when developing projects.

Last year’s pilot started in the Thompson and Sea-to-Sky regions and, by the end, youth had developed their own projects to support sustainability in their communities, including an initiative to provide public access to organic waste infrastructure in the Thompson region, and a behaviour change campaign to encourage Sea-to-Sky communities to embrace composting practices.

If you or someone you know are among those youth who feel strongly about leading the way on climate change, registration is available through the FBC’s Co-Creating a Sustainable BC initiative at https://fbcyouthprogram.ca/ccsbc/.

Work in the program is slated to begin in late August of 2020.



greg.sabatino@wltribune.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Cariboo

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rodeo clinic, ranch visit entertains First Nations youth and elders in B.C.’s Interior

A fun time had for Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation at C+ Rodeos

Drugs, cash seized by Quesnel RCMP during raid on rural property over long weekend

Police seized 507 grams of methamphetamine, 750 ecstasy capsules, 20 grams of cocaine

Studies show Mount Polley Mine breach material re-suspends in Quesnel Lake

High copper levels continue in Quesnel River six years after breach

UPDATE: Wildfire northeast of Clinton put out by BC Wildfire Service

Fire at 51 Mile Creek suspected to be lightning-caused

VIDEO: Otter pups learn to swim at B.C. wildlife rescue facility

Watch Critter Care’s Nathan Wagstaffe help seven young otters go for their first dip

Canadians can travel to Hawaii in September; no quarantine with negative COVID test

Travellers will be required to pay for their own tests prior to arriving

Alberta to require masks at schools this fall, but still no mandate in B.C.

B.C. students are also set to return to classrooms in September

Anonymous letters tell Vancouver Island family their kids are too loud

Letter said the noise of kids playing in Parksville backyard is ‘unbearable’

Michael Buble among 13 British Columbians to receive Order of B.C.

Ceremony will be delayed to 2021 due to COVID-19

U.S. border communities feel loss of Canadian tourists, shoppers and friends

Restrictions on non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border have been in place since March 2`

Rollout of COVID-19 Alert app faces criticism over accessibility

App requires users to have Apple or Android phones made in the last five years, and a relatively new operating system

Most Read