Funded Projects

Bringing Youth Towards Equality 

Whitehorse

 

​MOVE! Youth Ending Violence is BYTE’s intensive anti-violence workshop. Each session in Whitehorse in November and December 2014, and in Haines Junction in February 2015, involved youth in talking about topics like gender stereotyping, safe partying, anti-bullying, and equality. With support from United Way, it is the third year in a row delivering MOVE!, and every year the program grows and evolves. 

The Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program

Yukon Wide

 

The Red Cross Health Equipment Loan Program (HELP) is a community-based service that lends basic equipment on a short-term basis to assist people coping with illness, injury or end-of-life at home.

Carcross Tagish First Nation Men's Initiative

Carcross and Tagish

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This project aims to establish a support network for men to work together to tackle important challenges such as violence for the benefit of the whole community. The project is holding nine monthly gatherings at the Carcross Tagish First Nation's healing camp. Attendees are learning skills through improving camp infrastructure, and guest speakers will present on relevant topics and counselling sessions will be available.

Gentle Steps Yukon

Watson Lake

Gentle Steps is dedicated in building healthy communities by strengthening families through parent education, family support, and advocacy. Through facilitated workshops, the organization helps parents find solutions that create strong, and healthy emotional bonds between parents and children. 

Hospice Yukon

Whitehorse

 

Hospice Yukon Society has been providing a range of bereavement and palliative support services to Yukoners since 1989. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for those facing advanced illness, death and bereavement through skilled and compassionate care, education and advocacy. 

Kwanlin Dün First Nation

Lateral Violence Workshop

Whitehorse​

 

Lateral Violence is a pattern of behaviour that has its roots in a minority group's experience of racism and oppression. Lateral violence is directed other members of the group, and includes many things: gossip, put downs, backstabbing, bullying, undermining, blaming, shaming. This project will see 6-8 Yukon youth hired and mentored to develop a workshop with the goal of exposing and reducing lateral violence. These youth will then deliver the workshop to other youth in the community.

Skookum Jim Friendship Centre

Whitehorse

 

​The Skookum Jim Friendship Centre is a non-profit organization committed to a vision of bettering the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well being of First Nations peoples, fostering the way of Friendship and understanding between people. Funding provided was for an After School Tutoring Program that works with Aboriginal high school students bridging the transition from elementary to high school, rural to urban schools and providing after school assistance for high school students with special emphasis on those students with learning differences.

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