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
Moving forward

Moving forward

Jenn recently accepted the sense of "normalcy" she felt three years ago is gone, but she's pretty happy with where she finds herself today.

#Moving beyond cancer  #Jennifer Ryan  #YACCtivist blog  

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Community Story
Accepting mortality

Accepting mortality

"The choice to follow my value systems in front of everything cancer has taken away from me is what makes me empowered, happy, content, and peaceful."

#death  

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Community Story
What I wish I knew

What I wish I knew

"Together with my peers I have compiled a list of all the things I wish I knew. I hope this list can give you guidance where you need it."

#Marley Cameron  #YACCtivist blog  #newly diagnosed  

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YACCer recognized for creating an environment of hope

Congratulations to Blair Richardson for receiving the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Tricia Antonini Award!

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Localife Edmonton celebrates Christmas at Crankpots

Localife Edmonton celebrated the season with ceramics!

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Lights On Fund donates $500

Thank you to the Lights On Fund for its generous gift of $500 to help with YACC's administrative costs.

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Localife Vancouver "Glows" for the holidays! 

Localife Vancouver returned to Glow for the third year in a row, and there's a reason why.

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Localife St. John’s has “Merry & Bright” time at MUN Botanical Gardens! 

In the middle of December, on a very cold and dark day, 20 survivors and supporters met to celebrate the holidays together under a cascade of bright lights in the freshly fallen snow.

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Localife leaders needed!

We're nearing the end of the term for some leaders, and we need your help to make sure these events continue to to help YACC with its mission of being "a connection to peers, bridge out of isolation, and source of inspiration" in Calgary, St. John's, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, and Winnipeg!

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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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