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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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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Primetown

A cancer summit for young adults and those who care for them
May 6-8, 2021

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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
What to do when life chooses you

What to do when life chooses you

A message to the 8,300 young adults who will be diagnosed with cancer this year in Canada.

#YACCtivist blog  #Michaela  

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Community Story
How cancer impacted my holiday season

How cancer impacted my holiday season

"The kids won’t remember if I don’t bake everything that I had planned or if we don’t always go to see the Holiday Train or Santa Claus parade. The gingerbread houses didn’t need to turn out perfectly. I looked for the parts of the traditional activities and gatherings that I could adjust to make it a bit more manageable."

#Holidays  #YACCtivist blog  #Heather Brown  

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Community Story
Christmas with cancer

Christmas with cancer

"All we hear is how quickly time flies by and to enjoy every second we have with our little ones, and now this disease was taking away another memory from my family that I'll never get back."

#Christmas  #Holidays  #YACCtivist blog  #Nicole Clark  

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New year, same practice, strong mindset

"January 1 can be a really rough day for a newly diagnosed individual because you associate a new year with one that seems dreadful. Focus on the next day only."

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Localife Calgary gets festive and competitive

Localife Calgary got together for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic for a gingerbread contest!

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Localife St. John's learns something new

Before the holidays, Localife St. John's got together for a glass fusing class at Clay Cafe.

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We're looking for YACC Chats leaders!

Apply by January 21, 2022!

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Localife Vancouver gets crafty

Card and gift label making supplies were delivered to participants for Localife Vancouver's virtual festive crafting session.

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Localife Edmonton celebrates the holidays

To celebrate the holiday season, Localife Edmonton hosted a holiday party at a local community hall.

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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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