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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Community Story
Cancer healing: Virtual connections are just as good as in-person ones

Cancer healing: Virtual connections are just as good as in-person ones

"A hug is healing, simple connection and solidarity will do, and you can do that virtually. YACC opened their ears and eyes wider to what we are doing online, and they continue to strive to meet us there."

#Survivor Conference  #Ryan Blenkiron  #YACCtivist blog  

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Community Story
The one time my body let me down: My story for far too long

The one time my body let me down: My story for far too long

YACCtivist Gabrielle writes about the source of her health anxiety, and discusses how she's reframing her feelings about trusting her body.

#Gabrielle Fecteau  #YACCtivist blog  #Scanxiety  

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Community Story
The hardest part about being a YACCer

The hardest part about being a YACCer

"The worst part of YACC is when we lose our friends, but the best part of YACC is they always got your back."

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YAC Prime: Body image concerns of young adult cancer survivors: A brief report

"The purpose of this study was to describe body image among YA cancer survivors and examine relationships between body image and personal (age, gender), medical (time since diagnosis, stage, recurrence, metastasis, treatment status, number of treatments received), and psychosocial (distress, social support, post traumatic growth) variables."

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PANEL: Moving Forward With Or After Cancer In COVID Times

With COVID-19 in the picture and some aspects of our lives starting up again with the new season, we know that moving forward, for our community members, looks a little different for you and comes with different concerns.  Join us on September 17 to connect with other young adults who know how you're feeling.

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Another way to flatten COVID-19? Roll it.

Access to YACC’s supportive community has never been more important as young adults are facing diagnosis, treatment, survivorship, isolation, and uncertainty in an more isolated and uncertain society. So, we’re grabbing our wheels and hitting the asphalt to help them connect with a peer community that “gets it.”

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YAC Prime: Fertility Preservation in Young Adults: Prevalence, Correlates, and Relationship with Post-Traumatic Growth

Cancer treatment has risks of fertility issues, yet just half of YAs with cancer discuss preservation. Knowing fertility risk and making informed decisions may help YAs after cancer.

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A Survivor Conference update

"Physical distancing has proven to affect YACC’s face-to-face programs in a real way. After conversations with our partners at CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) and CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (CCMF), we sadly had to come to the conclusion that the Survivor Conference that had been postponed to October 1-5, 2020 will now have to be cancelled."

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YACC values spark

As we wait out the pandemic, we will support, connect, and inspire because even though it’s not how we did it last year, every cancer, every stage, we’ve got your back.

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The Climb

Join us for YACC's annual Climb on September 27, 2020!

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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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