Stan Boychuk has worked and lived in Saskatchewan, Quebec, Manitoba, Yukon and British Columbia. He has gained an understanding and appreciation of First Nation culture, relationship to the land and the importance of living in balance and harmony with place. Boychuk resides in Victoria, BC, working with communities to create substantive transformational change, providing avenues for creating success in current and emerging markets. Stan undertook a mission on behalf of UNESCO, to travel to Shatskiy Biosphere Reserve, Ukraine, to support citizen participation in the West Poliskie Transboundary Biosphere Reserve between Poland, Belarus and the Ukraine and to explore models of ecosystem based management to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Boychuk worked with the First Nation Environmental Technical Working Group to assist the organization with developing a new strategic direction based on the need of the 202 First Nation communities in BC to develop an Environmental Assessment process designed to gain community control over development projects impacting on the environment of their traditional territories. Stan has contracted with BC Hydro to facilitate the Split Incentive Working Group to draft recommendations to meet BC Hydro’s goal of a 50% reduction in electricity consumption through conservation measures by 2020.