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 (Nov. 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

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
The good, the bad and the ugly: Truths about relationships after cancer

The good, the bad and the ugly: Truths about relationships after cancer

"I can continue to look to my peers at YACC for a world of encouragement or a shoulder to lean on."

#YACCtivist  #Marley Cameron  #YACCtivist blog  

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Community Story
Cancer, my disability: Returning to school after a diagnosis

Cancer, my disability: Returning to school after a diagnosis

“How can I study for my exam with all this brain fog? How do I make it across campus in time for my next class without needing a nap after? How do I reintegrate into student life when I have changed so much as a person?”

#YACCtivist  #Gabrielle Fecteau  #YACCtivist blog  

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YACC values trailblazing

Together with our YACCers and YACCtivists, I know we will blaze a trail to reach even more young adults who are dealing with cancer in isolation

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Localife Ottawa tours the Tweed factory

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, a group of 14 YACCers met in the small town of Smith Falls to tour the Tweed factory for some education and good company. 

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YAC Prime: Social support and body image among young adult cancer survivors

Programs and interventions targeting body image in YA cancer survivors should emphasize social support to help reduce negative body image experiences.

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YAC Prime: Fertility preservation and post-traumatic growth

Although awareness of risk is high, only half of young adults report having had conversations about FP with their team.

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YAC Prime: Exploring body image and psychological distress into the post-traumatic growth model among young adult cancer survivors

Psychosocial interventions targeting YA should focus on addressing body image concerns and explore other relevant coping strategies

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YAC Prime: Connectedness to the young adult cancer community and post-traumatic growth

Efforts to promote connection and social support among young adult cancer survivors may promote better overall adjustment. 

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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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