Student debt is a huge issue

Student debt is a huge issue

Tuition in Canada is higher than it has ever been, and tomorrow, it’ll be even higher. In the last decade, tuition has risen 40%. Furthermore, the average Canadian student graduates with more than $25,000 of debt; I wish I could say this surprised me. During the...
Thoughts on Mental Health Week!

Thoughts on Mental Health Week!

This week marks Mental Health Week and there are lots of posts all over Twitter and social media urging people to “Speak Up and #GetLoud” about their experiences with mental health. In fact, BYTE retweeted a message that said exactly that – so I’ve decided to walk the...
BYTE at the Progress Summit 2017

BYTE at the Progress Summit 2017

With unending media coverage of “The Rise of the Right,” increasingly divisive politics, and fear-based decision-making at government levels globally, I’ve been needing a reminder that there are also people working towards positive change, towards building bridges,...
Guest Post: Anime and mindfulness

Guest Post: Anime and mindfulness

By Carly Sayers Anime is fun to draw and easy to follow, and it’s also very calming to draw. Drawing and colouring manga and anime is soothing and lots of fun. I draw to pass time and days. I would recommend drawing easy anime and working your way up and...
Our very good week in Dease Lake

Our very good week in Dease Lake

Last week, BYTE took a trip to Dease Lake to facilitate our MOVE! program with a group of young women from the high school. This is the first time we’ve travelled to Dease Lake and it is the farthest south we have ever worked. We loved our time there. We were so...
Raising a Generation Without Violence Against Women

Raising a Generation Without Violence Against Women

The 12 Days to End Violence Campaign is put on annually by the Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and Les EssentiELLES from November 25th to December 6th. Each year the campaign tackles the issue of violence against women through events and raising awareness about...
Guest Post: Why I believe in youth

Guest Post: Why I believe in youth

By Carly Sayers Youth are going through changes and phases, and we need to try and understand how they feel, their needs and feelings. They have voices that need to be heard, and are looking up to us to lead them into a better, happier future. The youth have a choice...
What’s going on at Standing Rock??

What’s going on at Standing Rock??

Unless you’ve been hiding under a (Standing) Rock for the past few months, you will no doubt have heard about the protests happening south of the border by now. If not, here’s a recap – Dakota Access construction workers, private security, and local...