BYTE Blog

Leadership Fund Recipient, Jesse Khan

Jesse Khan is a 22 year old filmmaker from Carmacks, Yukon. Jesse is also a writer, editor, co-creator of Chromatic Dreams Film Production - and also a BYTE Leadership Fund recipient! Jesse was awarded $1500 from the BYTE Leadership Fund to purchase equipment to...

Building Youth Futures Fund!

The Communities Building Youth Futures Partnership Table is seeking applications from youth serving organizations for innovative projects that support underrepresented youth aged 16-30! ABOUT THE COMMUNITIES BUILDING YOUTH FUTURES (CBYF) INITIATIVEIn June 2019, the...

Being Human

Life doesn’t turn out the way you plan most of the time. When Covid-19 hit the world by force, everyone had to change how they lived their life. BYTE had to start working from home because we did not know how big of a threat Covid was. We were preparing workshops to...

Often people focus on the bigger picture…

And forget to look at and appreciate all the small things in life.   People will look at the 30-year, ongoing, state of emergency that is suicide among Inuit; and their first thought is, “wow. 30 years in a state of emergency? Why isn’t anything working?” Despite...

Covid-19 Policies and Procedures

Please note that we have postponed all community visits until a time when there are no active cases and is no ongoing contact tracing in the territory but if you want to know more about the precautions we are taking when programming resumes, please read on!...

BYTE Leadership Fund – Applications now open!

The BYTE Leadership Fund was launched in 2018 to celebrate youth leadership in our community! The goal of the fund is to support young people in pursuing their passions, gifts, leadership skills and identity through awards of up to $1500. Since 2018, BYTE has awarded...

2020 Dawson City Skate Comp

Over Labour Day weekend, Sarina and Abbey drove up to Dawson City to run some workshops and put on the 2020 Skate Competition. We had such a great time on Tr'ondek Hwech'in territory and were received so warmly by the community. Parents and community members were...

Northern Youth Got Talent Wrap-up

This year we hosted the first-ever “Northern Youth Got Talent” competition, virtually on our Facebook page. We asked for media submissions from youth all across the North, in the Yukon, NWT, and Northern BC. We noticed a gap in our events after Battle of the Bands was...

A Statement and Some Anti-Racism Calls to Action

On Friday, May 29th several members of the BYTE team attended the #justiceforregis solidarity vigil in Whitehorse organized by some incredible members of our community (thank you Paige, Asad, Meriya, Antoinette, Annie and Colin).  Since then I’ve been reading and...

#BYTElife update: COVID-19 Edition

We're coming up on four weeks of working from home at BYTE HQ. A whole month, a full moon! One of our staff has borrowed a desk from the office, others have s-l-o-w-l-y converted nooks and rooms as conference/office rooms and so it made sense to write to you a bit of...

YWCA 2020 Think Big! Lead Now! Program Wrap-up

The Think Big! Lead Now! (TBLN) YWCA Canada’s Young Women’s National Leadership Program is an amazing opportunity for young non-binary and female-identifying people to explore their leadership journeys and grow their skills. The program is a collective of online...

Canada Roots Exchange Conference

MONTREAL (Tiohtià:ke which is the Mohawk name)! Home of the Montreal Canadiens, which is my favourite NHL team, and also with the best Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches. This was the city I thought about living in while I went to school at Mount Royal University, which...

Leadership Fund: Teya Rear

When BYTE turned 20 years old in 2018, we established a Leadership Fund (LF).The LF is $5,000 that youth, 18-25 years old, may apply for until the fund is spent. You can request up to $1,500. This is the second year we’ve granted funds, applications are open for a few...

Take a breather!

Do you make New Year's resolutions? Are you still following them thirty days in to 2020? I don't usually buy in to the new year's resolution thing but after a difficult year of trying to find balance between new anxiety, work, play and overall health I was eager to...

SafeTALK and Keepsafe for the Holidays

The Importance of SafeTALK Holiday Season may be a happy time for some, but for others it is a difficult time. It is important to keep those we love close and to tell them how much they mean to us. In the spirit of the holidays, we have to remember that this time of...

Young Leaders Revolutionizing Mental Health

Hey, it’s me again. I’m here today to share with you a really neat opportunity/network/organization called Jack.org. Jack.org is Canada’s only youth-led mental health charity organization working to revolutionize the mental health landscape. They do this through their...

BYTE + @RUengageX

An ongoing project at BYTE is #YukonYouthWant. Through this we continue listening to Northern Youth, delivering workshops and programming specifically out in the communities and when possible in Whitehorse. (We just wrapped up a series of workshops at Heart of...