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Green Resilience Project Community Report

In March 2021, a group of individuals and organizations working in climate change and income security received funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Climate Action and Awareness Fund to organize a series of community conversations on the topic...

DaveOdd, Nicole Edwards Leadership Fund Recipient

DaveOdd is an alternative artist (and songwriter, costume designer, music video director, and guitar player) based in Carmacks, Yukon. His music, influenced by alt-pop and 90’s grunge, tells honest coming-of-age tales of love and loss. He recently released his first...

Exploring Anxiety

Note: This blog post does not offer medical advice. Please contact a health care professional or mental health support if you are concerned about your health. Anxiety has become a commonly used word in the past decade. We use it to describe anything from nerves before...

The Life of a Young Indigenous Entrepreneur

My name is Carissa Waugh, my Northern Tutchone name is Eke Ewe, after my great-grandma Emma Shorty. I am Taku River Tlingit First Nation belonging to the Crow Clan. I was taught how to bead by my mom Charlene Waugh and she was taught by her late grandma Elizabeth...

Jesse Khan, Nicole Edwards Leadership Fund Recipient

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 Nicole Edwards Leadership Fund recipient! Jesse was awarded $1500 from the Nicole Edwards Leadership Fund 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...