Welcome to BYTE!

BYTE is a ‘by youth, for youth’ organization that focuses on empowering and promoting youth throughout the Yukon and Canada’s north. Our mission is to unite youth to strengthen youth voice, take action, and bring about positive change for the wellbeing of everyone. Our facilitation team travels to communities throughout the Yukon and to some areas of Northern BC and NWT to deliver innovative and relevant programming to northern youth. We also host events and workshops in Whitehorse that foster creativity, culture, and sport. Everything we do is about helping youth to develop confidence, skills, openness, and a sense of belonging.

The BYTE Team in Dawson City
October 14th, 2014Featured, News & Events, Uncategorized Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Two weeks ago, the BYTE team packed up and drove north for the Rural Experiential Model (REM) in Dawson City. It was our first tour of the busy fall season, and unlike most of our tours tours, the entire staff (except for our ED, who bravely stayed at the office to hold down the fort) […]

This Is Our Arctic heads to Coquitlam!
October 9th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Remember This Is Our Arctic? It’s the youth-made photography exhibit featuring images of climate change in Old Crow and Inuvik that we put together in the fall of 2013, thanks to the photographic talents of Arctic youth. To date, the exhibit has displayed in Whitehorse, Inuvik, and, most recently, at the ArtStarts In Schools gallery […]

Meet Community Outreach Coordinator Natalie Sands!
October 6th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Allow us to introduce you to Natalie Sands. Natalie is a northerner, a raft guide, an accomplished outdoorswoman, an international traveler, and an experienced youth worker…and now she’s BYTE’s new Community Outreach Coordinator!   Natalie grew up in Atlin, BC and has a strong sense of what it means to grow up in a rural […]

BYTE University goes live!
September 30th, 2014Featured, News & Events, Uncategorized Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Ask a BYTE staff what they do for their job, and they’ll probably say something like “deliver workshops to youth around the Yukon,” or “facilitate workshops to groups of youth.”   But what does that really mean?   Now you can find out! BYTE University is a resource we’ve been using to train our staff […]

Future Routes 2014: A success!
September 19th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Wow—what a phenomenal weekend! We really didn’t know what to expect when we decided to run Future Routes for a second year, but thanks to the incredible musicians, volunteers, and, of course, audience, we’re excited to call the second annual Future Routes Music Festival a success!     We kicked off the festival with an […]

Future Routes: It’s back!
August 20th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

How could we pass up an opportunity to bring amazing live music to Yukon College students, Whitehorse youth, and the community at large?   Answer: we couldn’t.   BYTE and the Yukon College are working together again this year to host another Future Routes Music Festival on Friday, September 12th, 2014 at the Yukon College. […]

Meet BYTE’s new Whitehorse Outreach Coordinator!
August 12th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Ladies and gentlemen…introducing Angela Code!   Angela started her new job as BYTE’s Whitehorse Outreach Coordinator last week, and was immediately thrust into Future Routes planning and organizing our fall workshop schedule. She’s already done a great job picking up the slack and introducing new ideas, and we’re really excited to work with her.   […]

Healthy Minds, Healthy Youth
July 30th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

You might remember hearing about Matt Got. He interned with BYTE in fall of 2013 and helped us out by researching and developing our Climate Change workshop, our MOVE! Anti-Violence workshop series, and our new Digital Citizenship workshop. Matt stayed with BYTE from September until December, and before he left, we tried to convince him […]

Youth Stage at the Atlin Arts & Music Fest…the start of a new tradition?
July 16th, 2014Featured, News & Events, Uncategorized Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Wow, what a weekend! We’re still trying to catch up on sleep from last weekend’s Atlin Arts & Music Festival, where BYTE staff spent all day Saturday co-hosting the festival’s first-ever Youth Stage.   On Saturday from 12-6, the Atlin Rec Centre opened its doors to youth musicians. From Dead Simple, The Midnight Sons, and […]

BYTE to co-host Youth Stage at this year’s Atlin Arts & Music Festival
July 10th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

It’s mid-July, which means everyone’s on their way to the beautiful town of Atlin, BC for the annual Atlin Arts and Music Festival. This year, BYTE is coming along to be at the Youth Stage, a new venue at the festival that features young, local up-and-coming musicians. The Youth Stage will run from 12 – 5pm […]

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