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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Primetown

A cancer summit for young adults and those who care for them
June 2-4, 2022

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Community Story
Positives of cancer

Positives of cancer

A big question from a friend: “Do you feel like you took anything positive away from your cancer journey?”

#YACCtivist blog  #Jay Abramovitch  

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Community Story
Alone in a crowded room: How cancer impacted my relationships

Alone in a crowded room: How cancer impacted my relationships

Michaela had an amazing network of family and friends, but after her diagnosis, they weren't able to offer the support she needed most. "The hardest part about cancer was feeling like I didn’t belong in a place where I once felt so at home."

#YACCtivist blog  #Michaela  

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Community Story
The first of many lessons

The first of many lessons

As K. celebrates two years cancer-free, she reflects on how her twin babies gave her the motivation she needed to get through the toughest days.

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Celebrating Pride!

As Pride month comes to a close, we want to highlight our incredible 2SLGBTQIA+ community at Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC)!

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Huge thank you to our Localife Winnipeg leaders!

Three of our incredible Localife Winnipeg leaders are finishing their volunteer terms, and we are recruiting for the next amazing team!

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We Get It: Marla Brennan on imagination and cancer (season 3, episode 12)

In the final episode of season three, Alex speaks with Marla Brennan as she shares her insight and experience on an abstract concept: imagination!

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The Climb

We'd love to have you climb with us in fall 2022!

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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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Shave for the Brave

Shave for the Brave is YACC’s largest annual fundraiser. Host a shave or donate to school and community shavers to help support young adults dealing with cancer.

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