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
Grief expectations

Grief expectations

"I grieve the world from before the masks, the distancing, and the perpetual existential worry, but I also recognize that grief and love can exist all at once. I’ll be patient for what comes next."

#Dani Taylor  #YACCtivist blog  #COVID-19  

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Community Story
Milestones

Milestones

It has been five years since Anna finished her last cancer treatment. "I wasn't sure I'd get here, so it's a worthy place to take pause."

#Moving beyond cancer  

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Community Story
How I felt better when everything felt bad

How I felt better when everything felt bad

COVID-19 threw Charlene's post-cancer care plan off track, causing heightened feelings of depression. One little moment helped lighten the load.

#Survivor Conference  #Living with cancer  #COVID-19  

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We Get It: Creativity

Karine chats with Genevieve Stonebridge of InspireHealth on the benefits of creativity.

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We Get It: Where are the men?

Karine speaks with Dr. Anika Petrella, Dr. Jackie Bender, and YACCer Paul Silvestri about the engagement of men in health research and support programs and services.

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We Get It: A chat with Bonnie and Peter

Karine chats with Peter Bovolaneas and Bonnie Lum, both long time alumni of YACC, on what it means to “grow old” in the cancer community.

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Call for applications: Survivor Conference volunteers

Survivor Conference 2021: Chill is coming to you from January 29-31, and we need your help! Being a volunteer for YACC is a great way to build skills and give back to your community. 

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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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