BYTE’s Recommended Podcasts!

Podcasts have been around to some extent since the beginning of time (or the beginning of the Internet, but like, same thing), admittedly not quite at the same level as today’s offerings. The humble podcast of the early 2000’s has evolved into a horse of an...

Exploring Reconciliation On the Land

When reflecting on relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, I am faced with a LOT of questions. What does reconciliation really mean? Is it just this pretty word that is tossed around a lot in Canadian politics? Can a person of European settler...

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Liam Campbell

When Liam Campbell researched volunteer organizations, he had a few things in mind. He wanted to find a grassroots organization, he wanted to volunteer teaching English as a second language, and he wanted to find a website with pictures clearly taken by an "old dude...

Canada Day Skate Comp 2017 Roundup!

Canada Day Skate Comp 2017 Roundup!

Photo credit to Tom Patrick/Yukon News.Another year, another epic Skate Comp! We may have gotten rained out on Saturday, but Sunday's event definitely didn't disappoint. All 7 bands were able to make it, we had some amazing skaters compete and 2 pro-skaters from LRG...

Meet Hana, BYTE’s newest staff member!

We are pumped to welcome our newest Community Outreach Coordinator Hana Val to our team! She's always available to provide fuzzy socks and great travel stories whenever we need them. In the short time she's been here, she's made us crack up many times and we couldn't...

Fentanyl Fast Facts

I spend my summers in Whitehorse, but during the year I live in Vancouver. On my daily commute to school the #3 bus takes me through the Downtown Eastside, an area infamous for its drug use among residents. Recently this corner of the city has been making headlines...

BYTE welcomes STEP student Emily to the team!

We're super stoked to have Emily join us at BYTE's STEP student for the summer! Emily, who's studying Communications at Capilano University in Vancouver, will be focusing on BYTE's marketing and communications strategies, as well as revamping our social media...

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 four...

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...

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...

Say hi to BYTE’s newest team addition, Tayo!

We're rounding out our team! Tayo joins the office as a Community Outreach Coordinator, bringing the BYTE crew to five (plus three dogs)! Tayo will work with communities to bring BYTE programming and workshops to schools and rec centres all over the Yukon and further...

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 practicing a...

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...

Get to know BYTE’s new team member, Alexie!!

BYTE is super stoked to be hosting our annual Leaders In Training Conference again this year in March, and equally excited to announce our new LIT Coordinator, Alexie Merk! Alexie's main gig is organizing conference logistics, coming up with incredible programming...

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 the...

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...