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
Writing and healing and cancer, oh my!

Writing and healing and cancer, oh my!

I loved every moment of our writing workshop, even the uncomfortable ones. As feelings came up for me, I named them, described them, organized them, and put them down on paper. That was the magic for me. BAM!

#YACCtivist  #YACCtivist blog  #Shana Couillard  

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Community Story
Melissa processes her diagnosis through art

Melissa processes her diagnosis through art

"I started this painting the night before having surgery on my neck to check if my cancer had spread. I was 29."

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Community Story
I’ve got 99 problems but chemo ain’t one

I’ve got 99 problems but chemo ain’t one

Marley writes about how toxic terminology such as "the good cancer" affects young adults after a cancer diagnosis.

#YACCtivist  #Marley Cameron  #YACCtivist blog  

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2019 Becky Sjare Classic raises $1,000

Kathryn Bautista from Pearlgate Track & Field popped by YACC HQ to present a cheque from the Becky Sjare Track Classic in July.

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YACC values YACCers' courage

I knew this program worked and I knew our YACCers are badass, but I’m still working on finding the words to properly describe what I saw at Retreat Yourself Adventure 2019.

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Localife Vancouver: The Lost Souls of Gastown walking tour

Localife Vancouver heard spooky tales along the streets of Gastown!

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Localife Victoria had a boo-tacular event!

Localife Victoria got together for an afternoon of yummy food and pumpkin guts on October 20!

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Localife St. John's has a great night at the Growlers game

We all left the arena in high spirits from both the victory, and from some wonderful fun and quality time spent with each other!

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Localife Ottawa spends a night at the museum

It was both humbling and exhilarating to be surrounded by the most impressive nature -- ancient fossils that have survived through the ages, rare beautiful rocks, and so many other gifts of nature.

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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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