Fraser River Dialogues

The purpose of the Fraser River Dialogues is to engage interested parties on Fraser River issues and opportunities:

  • from a fact-based, three pillar perspective that is apolitical and non-ideological;
  • through an approach to dialogue and information exchange that is open and positive; and
  • in an environment that is respectful and safe for all questions, comments and opinions.

The Dialogues use a “fire-side” chat format, rather than the traditional “power point” presentation. The FRDC Director of External Relations and Development has a conversation with our guests, who speak on the topic from an environmental, socio-cultural and/or economic perspective. That is followed by a facilitated Q&A. There is also a pre-event wine and cheese networking reception (cash bar). This past year we held discussions on the Salish Sea Survival Project (with Pacific Salmon Foundation CEO Dr. Brian Riddell) and Fraser River Trade (with Doug Mills from the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority).

For 2020, we are looking at such exciting topics as Climate Change and the Fraser River, The History of Working on the Fraser and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP): What does it mean for the Fraser River? More information on these will be available in January.