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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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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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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Community Story
Go, random stranger, go!

Go, random stranger, go!

A member of the YACC community sent us this note they had written as a personal memory, but that holds a powerful message for us all.

#Community News  #Physical fitness  

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Community Story
Faith Walker inspires others through music

Faith Walker inspires others through music

Faith Walker started her career as a professional musician when she was 14-years-old. By her early 20s, she had singles on the radio and videos on MuchMusic and had two children. Life was good—she had just gone on her first vacation—but her path was about to change drastically.

#Breast Cancer  #parenting  #Careers  #Metastatic Breast Cancer  #Metastatic cancer  #Faith Walker  #School and careers  

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Localife Edmonton GTFO

Localife Edmonton hit up GTFO Escape Entertainment on July 21, 2019 for an afternoon of solving mysteries, clues, and working together to pull off the greatest bank heist ever. Though the treasures where not real, the memories and laughter were. 

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Localife Calgary hits the mark

On July 27, 2019 Localife Calgary visited Axe Games Calgary, and we must admit, we hit the mark on this one.

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YACC values Dani's commitment

Dani Taylor's relationship with YACC has seen her take the role of participant, speaker, performer, writer, facilitator, organizer, and -- as of this month -- a member of our staff.

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New Localife leaders in Ottawa, Toronto, and Victoria!

We are so excited to announce the new faces of Localife Ottawa, Toronto, and Victoria!

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Localife Ottawa sees the sights

On Saturday June 8, Localife Ottawa had a day full of adventures which included a river cruise and scavenger hunt!

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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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