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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Survivor Conference (May 16-20, 2019)

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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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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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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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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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 Profile
Stacy Sherlock

Stacy Sherlock, BC

Bladder cancer
Age at diagnosis: 22

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Survivor Profile
Andrea Whittle

Andrea Whittle, MB

Breast cancer
Age at diagnosis: 30

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Survivor Profile
Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt, ON

Myxoid Liposarcoma
Age at diagnosis: 31

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 3

After the Hook-up: Part 3

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about the right time to celebrate after cancer.

#Big Cancer Hook-up  #Paul Brace  #After The Hook-up  

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 2

After the Hook-up: Part 2

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about facing mortality.

#Big Cancer Hook-up  #Paul Brace  #After The Hook-up  #Mortality  

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 1

After the Hook-up: Part 1

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about spirituality.

#Big Cancer Hook-up  #Paul Brace  #After The Hook-up  

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Community Story
The 2019 New Year poem

The 2019 New Year poem

A member of the YACC community asked to publish their poetry anonymously, and we're always happy to help YACCers express themselves however they feel most comfortable. 

#Poetry  

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Survivor Profile
Jag Takhar

Jag Takhar, ON

Breast cancer
Age at diagnosis: 37

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Survivor Profile
Tori Zimmerman   

Tori Zimmerman   , AB

Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Age at diagnosis: 23

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Localife Calgary enjoys St. Patrick’s Day pub night

On March 17, 2019, the Localife Calgary held a pub night at Greta Games Bar for St. Patrick’s Day.

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Localife Ottawa attends good ol' hockey game

Localife Ottawa got together on March 17, 2019 to attend a '90s-themed Ottawa 67’s hockey game.

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Photo diary: Retreat Yourself Ontario 2019

YACC’s program director, Karine Chalifour, posts daily recaps on Facebook during Retreat Yourself and Survivor Conference. Here is a compilation of what she saw and felt during Retreat Yourself ON based in Paris, ON from March 14-18, 2019.

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We'll miss these Localife leaders!

While we are sad to see Kelly, Samantha, and Anja step down, we are so very happy that they are moving forward with their lives and we are so very grateful to for the impact they are leaving on Localife!

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Localife Leaders needed in St. John’s, Toronto, and Victoria!

Do you love planning events? Do you live in/near St. John’s, Toronto, or Victoria? Are you interested in taking Localife to the next level? Here’s everything you need to know!

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Localife St. John's had a (bowling) ball at Holiday Lanes!

Localife St. John's went bowling at Holiday Lanes on February 28, 2019, and it was a knock out!

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The Climb

Join us for YACC's annual Climb on September 22, 2019!

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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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