2019 All-Candidates Youth Forum

On August 13, in partnership with Emily Ross and #RisingYouth Community Service Grants, we organized the first all-candidates youth debate of this 43rd election season! If you missed the debate and want to know what candidates from all five parties had to say about...

#AllIn2019 Highlights

In early June, I was invited by our local Yukon Foundation to attend the Community Foundations of Canada #AllIn2019 conference as part of the national youth delegation. The conference was hosted in the beautiful downtown area of Victoria, BC on the unsurrendered...

What the heck is #RisingYouth?

If you’ve read our last blog post or our team page, you may recognize me. If not – Hey, hi, hello! My name is Abbey and I’m the Program Assistant and Facilitator here at BYTE. Aside from having a blast with the BYTE team, facilitating workshops, organizing youth...

Salaam, Aloha, Bon Voyage, and more

The only constant in life is change and the BYTE office sure has been changing it up and preparing for more these past three weeks with one staff on maternity leave, another departing in June, and yet another transitioning to being a full-time counselor. Part of these...

“Sushi Rolls Not Gender Roles”

Last fall, we were able to help two young people attend the Bridging Gender Divides conference through our BYTE Leadership Fund. After taking some time to reflect, one participant sat down with us to share some of their insights.   Q. In your opinion, what are gender...

Yukon Youth Spotlight: Tamika Knutson

I’m sorry for the noise – I find I talk more openly when I’m working on an art piece Tamika Knutson says from her studio in her hometown of Dawson City. She was finishing a commissioned jewellery piece before leaving the next day to spend a week in...