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 (November 2019)

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 (Sept. 12-16)

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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Survivor Profile
Jennifer Ryan

Jennifer Ryan, NL

Thyroid cancer
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Community Story
How my relationship with my body changed after cancer

How my relationship with my body changed after cancer

Body image is something I have always struggled with, and being diagnosed with cancer made things worse. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2015. The treatment I went through to save my life left me with scars and insecurity about my body.

#Body Image  #identity  

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Supporter Profile
Josh Lamothe

Josh Lamothe, AB


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YACCtivist: Alex Mandarino

"I was an active and bright-eyed kid before cancer. When I was diagnosed, I felt alone, lost, and disconnected from all of those around me."

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YACCtivist: Andrea Whittle

"YACC has helped me tackle depression and isolation through workshops on how to thrive after diagnosis, and by connecting me to hundreds of young adults dealing with cancer across Canada."

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YACCtivist: Ashley Morine

"My first interaction with YACC included spilling all of my fears on the Facebook group. The responses from YACCers -- strangers to me at that point -- brought more comfort than hearing 'you'll be OK' from my mother."

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YACCtivist: Blair Richardson

"YACC gave me a new way of looking at life and taught me how to thrive even though I still have cancer."

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YACCtivist: Dani Taylor

"I learned to navigate fertility preservation, surgeries, ostomies, and all the ins and outs of cancer treatment, but I wasn't prepared for the confusing world of survivorship."

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YACCtivist: Gabrielle Fecteau

"Cancer has been difficult, not only physically, but mentally. I have found myself surrounded by loving family and friends, but still feeling disconnected."

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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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