Learn more about Fraser Basin’s youth projects here:

http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/communities_youth.html

http://www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/_Library/Youth/connected_youth_dialogue_summary_web.pdf

Vision

Our vision for Canada: a place where youth feel connected and are engaged in their community in a meaningful and authentic way. Research from numerous organizations, including B.C. Healthy Communities and the Vancouver Foundation, has identified a growing sense of social isolation and disconnection among citizens in the Lower Mainland. Youth are particularly vulnerable as they face different social, technological, and financial challenges that segregate them from each other and other generations. The work of the Fraser Basin Council Youth Committee aims to help young people recognize the importance of social connectedness and build skills to become engaged and empowered citizens in their personal and work lives can help build community well-being.

Action

The Art of Storytelling project focuses on storytelling and community connectedness to engage youth and young adults, aged 16-24, from communities across the Fraser Valley. The event will inspire stories to foster a greater sense of belonging and inclusion through youth-led creation of a large-scale artwork. Everyone has a story to tell and this project will create a platform for storytelling as a respectful starting point to build bridges and capture core values of the young generation. The diverse stories will be captured in a large-scale art piece that will highlight the importance of culture, history and diversity to the Fraser Valley community. Through storytelling as a powerful facilitator, the goal of this project is to strengthen the capacity of youth, inspiring them as active, engaged citizens now and into the future. We are currently looking for participants for our May 26th event - to register please e-mail youth@fraserbasin.bc.ca