Localife leaders needed in Calgary, Edmonton, St. John’s, Vancouver

March 29, 2018

Do you love planning events? Do you live in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary or St. John’s? Are you interested in taking Localife to the next level in one of those great cities? Here’s everything you need to know!

Localife brings young adult cancer survivors and supporters together for fun activities and social events with their cancer peers. It was developed by Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) to address the isolation that many young adults face after diagnosis.

Every month or two, young adults and their supporters have a chance to get together for fun social activities such as movie nights, curling, mini golf, karaoke, hiking, and much more!

Localife has been running successfully since 2012 and we are currently looking to fill several positions.



To be eligible for this position, you must meet the following criteria:


Desired qualifications:


Educational/professional background in one of the following areas is preferred, but not necessary:



Support: To coordinate and facilitate at least six Localife activities per year, and to serve as a liaison between local members and YACC. This involves some administrative work (data entry, writing blogs, etc.), so comfort with word processing tools is an asset.

Awareness/Advocacy: To nurture existing relationships with health professionals and foster new ones, and to ensure local cancer centres, hospitals, and community-based cancer organizations are well-stocked with up-to-date YACC resource materials.



We ask that all people interested in applying are confident that they can commit approximately 10-15 hours per event from June 2018 to June 2020.

This is a volunteer position, however, YACC will provide reimbursements to Localife leaders to ensure they do not incur personal costs through participation in the program.



Here’s what some of our other leaders had to say about their experiences:

“Leading Localife is kind of like deciding to throw a party in the middle of a hurricane. All hell is breaking loose and you shout through the chaos, “Hey! Pull up a chair!” What a gift to be able to help facilitate connection and community for other young adult cancer survivors on their journey. In my opinion, leading Localife is badass and a lot of fun. Yup, there will be moments when your heart breaks as you listen to someone’s story, but trust me, even those moments become part of why you walk away from an event with a quiet smile and a full heart. Here’s to navigating the storms together!”

 – Jenna, Outgoing Localife Calgary leader


“Leading Localife is truly an incredible experience. Facilitating events, seeing friendships form, and creating new connections with the greater community are all part of what make this volunteer experience so fulfilling. Making a difference in the young adult cancer community and watching survivors come out of their shells — and realizing that there is a whole community there to support them — will always be my favourite experiences as a leader!

Courtney Kerrigan, Outgoing Localife Edmonton leader


To apply

If you think you’d make a great Localife leader in one of our cities and you meet the eligibility criteria, please complete an online application form or Word doc by Monday, April 9, 2018. If you have any trouble accessing these forms, please email lesley@youngadultcancer.ca for alternative options. Thanks!

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