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
Truly recognizing support after your cancer journey

Truly recognizing support after your cancer journey

"In order to figure out my future, I think it’s important I recognize my wonderful past, and the people that make me smile today."

#Caregivers  #Alex Mandarino  #YACCtivist blog  

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Community Story
Menopause & hormone therapy as a young adult

Menopause & hormone therapy as a young adult

I surveyed to my fellow YACCers to get some tips, tricks, and advice to hopefully help others who are dealing with cancer-related menopause.

#Andrea Whittle  #YACCtivist blog  #menopause  #hormone therapy  

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Community Story
Stronger together: How YACC Web: Chats have helped me move forward with my life after cancer

Stronger together: How YACC Web: Chats have helped me move forward with my life after cancer

"Knowing that I have a group of people who will be there every week to listen and who can relate to what I am going through not only brings to me a sense of security and confidence that I am not alone, but also validation that the struggles we all face are real, but yet manageable when we have the courage to face them head-on."

#Mike Wark  

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A Survivor Conference update

"Physical distancing has proven to affect YACC’s face-to-face programs in a real way. After conversations with our partners at CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) and CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (CCMF), we sadly had to come to the conclusion that the Survivor Conference that had been postponed to October 1-5, 2020 will now have to be cancelled."

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YACC values spark

As we wait out the pandemic, we will support, connect, and inspire because even though it’s not how we did it last year, every cancer, every stage, we’ve got your back.

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YAC Prime campaign honoured by IABC

Congratulations to BlueSky Communications for receiving the IABC/Toronto Award for Excellence!

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YAC Prime: Fertility options

The YAC Prime Study found that only half of patients discussed fertility with their medical team, and only 13 per cent went through any type of fertility preserving procedure.

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#NVW2020: Thank you, board and committee members!

YACC’s board and committee members don’t just donate hours and hours of their expertise and time, they are all in.

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#NVW2020: Thank you, third party event volunteers!

Brittany takes a minute to thank some of the incredible volunteers who hold events in support of YACC each year.

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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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