Applications for 2018-2019 are now closed! Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to all the youth who were successful! This year we were able to support 6 young people attend a variety of conferences like the Aboriginal Dreamcatchers Conference, the Bridging Gender Divides Conference and the United Nations Youth Assembly. Check out our blog for stories from these youth. Applications for the 2019-2020 year will open on April 1st! 

Everything we do at BYTE is about creating spaces for Northern youth to lead. We want youth to have the strengths and skills they need to lead happy, healthy and meaningful lives and to be heard in their communities. With this goal in mind, we are launching the BYTE Youth Leadership Fund to celebrate our 20th Anniversary in 2018. For 20 wonderful years we have had the honour of working with and investing in young people in the North, and we are excited to continue to do so with this fund! Our goal is to use the fund to connect youth aged 14-25 to experiences and resources to help develop their passions, gifts and identity.

Applicants are eligible to apply for transportation (ex. airfare to and from a conference/event), accommodation, per diems, course/conference fees, materials and equipment needed for participation. The fund will be open to those who live in areas currently served by BYTE (for 2018-2019 that is Yukon, Mackenzie Delta Region, NWT., Atlin, B.C.) 

Applications for this year’s Leadership Fund will open April 1st, 2019. Interested youth can apply anytime up until March 31, 2020. Please submit applications at least 1 month in advance of the opportunity you wish to pursue.

For more information and to apply please check out the full application form here!