How we can help

There are many ways to take part in the YACC community. Connect through our private Facebook group; meet other young adults affected by cancer through our digital, local, and national programs; and read posts and profiles from other young adults who know what it’s like to face cancer in your late teens, 20s, and 30s.

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Reach out today to connect with YACC, finding support, and join our amazing community.

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Private Facebook Groups

We have multiple private facebook groups to connect you with other survivors, 24/7.

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Our Community

Connect with other young adults dealing with cancer through their profiles and stories.

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Our Programs

Our Programs range from simple meet-ups to mountain climbing, and much more!

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Primetown

A cancer summit for young adults and those who care for them
June 2-4, 2022

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Private Facebook Groups

Our private Facebook group is a very supportive space where you can ask questions or simply share what you are going through.

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YACCtivist

YACCtivists build the awareness and capacity of YACC so that the organization is able to reach more young adults with cancer, serve them with more programming opportunities, and change the future for young adults with cancer.

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Localife

YACC’s got your back! Join the Localife program in your city today! Meet great people who get it and have fun.

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Big Cancer Hook-up

Connect and reconnect at the Big Cancer Hook-up! Join YACC community members, survivors, and supporters at this year’s national event.

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Survivor Conference

The Survivor Conference is the biggest annual reunion of YACC community members in Canada. Join us for empowering peer support.

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Retreat Yourself

Retreat Yourself unites YACC community members and provides an opportunity to talk and share stories with people who get it.

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Retreat Yourself Adventure

YACC meets adventure with the Retreat Yourself Adventure! Join cancer survivors and supporters as they push their limits in Newfoundland.

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Community Story
Top 10 YACC-related memories

Top 10 YACC-related memories

YACCtivist Charlene recaps ten life-changing moments she has experienced because of her connection to YACC.

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Community Story
Parenting through cancer: Caregivers weigh in

Parenting through cancer: Caregivers weigh in

In this collaborative blog post, four YACCtivists examine parenting through cancer from the patient's and the partner's perspectives.

#parenting  #YACCtivists  #Caregivers  #YACCtivist blog  #Nicole Clark  #Lindsay Lorraine  #Heather Brown  #Sarah Bell  

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Community Story
I get knocked down

I get knocked down

YACCtivist Nicole writes about different ways she felt "knocked down" throughout her cancer experience.

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Localife Winnipeg's great escape

Nine members of Localife Winnipeg challenged themselves with an advanced level escape room.

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My Primetown 2022 experience

"It was a great virtual cancer conference to take in. As a young adult who was diagnosed with cancer almost five years ago now, I personally look forward to these events and they always seem to come along at a time when I am feeling worn out and a bit disconnected."

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Celebrating Pride!

As Pride month comes to a close, we want to highlight our incredible 2SLGBTQIA+ community at Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC)!

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Huge thank you to our Localife Winnipeg leaders!

Three of our incredible Localife Winnipeg leaders are finishing their volunteer terms, and we are recruiting for the next amazing team!

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The Climb

We'd love to have you climb with us in fall 2022!

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Third Party Events

Fundraising through private, third party events is a great way to support YACC! Do you have an event you’d like to host? Reach out!

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Shave for the Brave

Shave for the Brave is YACC’s largest annual fundraiser. Host a shave or donate to school and community shavers to help support young adults dealing with cancer.

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