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.

Young entrepreneurs share stories at BYTE ConneX
November 25th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Last Thursday night, three young entrepreneurs gathered at Baked Café to share stories of successes and challenges running their own business. The event drew in an audience of almost thirty other young people who were inspired by tales of creativity, success, and diving into the unknown.   Amy O’Rourke is the owner and operator behind […]

Cyber Seniors is coming to Whitehorse!
November 24th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

If you asked your grandparent if they knew how to use the Internet, what would they say? What if you asked them to chat with you on Skype, or be your friend on Facebook?   While many of our parents and grandparents are hopping on the technology bandwagon these days, there’s still a huge generation […]

Eagles and Condors Community Tour comes to a close
November 20th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

For the past month, BYTE has been on the road visiting communities around the Yukon with indigenous musicians from Colombia. It was all part of the Eagles and Condors project, which was a partnership between the Northern Cultural Expressions Society and BYTE to bring together indigenous peoples from the northern and southern hemispheres to exchange […]

BYTE ConneX is back!
November 13th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Four young entrepreneurs will deliver talks on their business ventures at our next BYTE ConneX speaker series event on Thursday, November 20.   This event features talks by Amy O’Rourke, owner and operator of Cozy Foods; Larissa Lychenko, the silk-screen designer behind Pale Pony Prints; Ciara Stick, co-owner of Climate Clothing; and Tom Bamford, who has […]

BYTE’s MOVE! program receives Honourable Mention from Canadian Race Relations Foundation
November 4th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

Every second year, the Canadian Race Relation Foundation awards organizations and individuals across the country for their work furthering values like inclusivity and equality among Canadian citizens.   This year, BYTE received an Honourable Mention award in the youth category for our MOVE! Youth Ending Violence program. MOVE! is an intensive multi-session workshop intended to […]

Training the Trainers
October 29th, 2014Featured, News & Events Kara Johancsik 0 Comments

If you’ve been following the BYTE blog lately, you may be wondering, “If Natalie is BYTE’s new Community Outreach Coordinator, what happened to Tanyss?”   Tanyss Knowles has been BYTE’s Community Outreach Coordinator for the past two years, and as of a few weeks ago, she left her position to work on a new project […]

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 […]

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