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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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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Retreat Yourself (Mar. 2020)

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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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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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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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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Community Story
How I live life with low neutrophils

How I live life with low neutrophils

YACCtivist Blair writes about how his current treatment plan changed his life, and how he's dealing with it.

#Blair Richardson  #YACCtivist blog  #Living with cancer  

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Community Story
To those diagnosed with cancer from a guy who beat it and is (and will be) there for you

To those diagnosed with cancer from a guy who beat it and is (and will be) there for you

"As someone who actively went through cancer, I have a perspective that most of your family and friends (thankfully) could not have. Below you will find a list of the top ten things I wish someone had told me before I started treatment."

#newly diagnosed  #Nicholas Dewkinandan  

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Community Story
To all the doctors I’ve loved(?) before

To all the doctors I’ve loved(?) before

YACCtivist Dani prepares her holiday cards for her medical team -- six years later.

#YACCtivists  #Dani Taylor  #YACCtivist blog  

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Top 10 community stories for 2019

Inspired by the end of year recaps we've been seeing all over the internet, we compiled the 10 most-read posts in the community stories section this year.

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Localife Winnipeg celebrates the holidays

On December 8, 14 of us gathered on a cold wintery night in a room we made feel like home to share delicious dishes we brought.

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Localife Calgary has a "delightful night"

The theme of Localife Calgary's latest event was board games, hobbies, warm drinks.

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Localife Winnipeg got down at Uptown Alley

The night flew by and I think everyone had sore cheeks in the morning with the amount of smiles and laughs going around!

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Giving Tuesday 2019: Heather is moving beyond cancer

When you donate to YACC you are helping a person who is living with cancer come out of isolation, connect with others, and know they are not alone.  

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If Localife Winnipeg can handle cancer, it can handle this!

On October 17, with the early October snow melted, Localife Winnipeg bundled up and headed out to a farm for some spook-tacular mazes.

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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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