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

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

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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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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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Primetown

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

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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
How I got through more than two years of chemo

How I got through more than two years of chemo

Katie Jeffries writes about five things she did to keep her spirits up throughout treatment.

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Community Story
I thought PTSD was only for soldiers

I thought PTSD was only for soldiers

Nicole writes about being diagnosed with PTSD after cancer, and some of the things that have help her through it.

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Community Story
Manning up to cancer

Manning up to cancer

Jay writes about how Man Up to Cancer helped build another part of the peer community he is looking for after a colon cancer diagnosis.

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YACC values our volunteers: Let’s raise a glass to them!

Community engagement manager Lesley Morrissey writes about the impact program volunteers had on the YACC community in 2022.

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BOARD MEMBER RECRUITMENT: Young adult cancer survivor

YACC is recruiting for a director who was diagnosed with cancer as a young adult to be the voice of the 22 young adults who are diagnosed with cancer in Canada each day.

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Join us for "not-an-AGM"

A lot has happened at YACC over the last year; join us virtually on January 26, 2023 to hear all about it!

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Changes on the YACC team

The YACC team would like to send our love to our teammate, Gabrielle Fecteau, who is moving on to other opportunities as her maternity leave wraps up.

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Happy holidays!

Thank you for being a part of the YACC community this year!

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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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