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

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
Expressing emotions through art

Expressing emotions through art

Charlene writes about how painting helped her learn to define and appreciate her feelings -- good or bad.

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Community Story
YACCtivists recommend: Podcasts

YACCtivists recommend: Podcasts

Have you already blown through your favourite podcasts? Check out these YACCtivist recommendations as you stroll/clean/lounge this weekend.

#YACCtivist  #Ryan Blenkiron  #Marley Cameron  #Mandy Lamothe  #Alex Mandarino  

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Community Story
I understand: Connecting in our everyday lives

I understand: Connecting in our everyday lives

Gabrielle writes about realizing other people were capable of understanding her biggest challenges, and how that lesson helped her grow.

#Gabrielle Fecteau  #YACCtivist blog  

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Celebrating AYA Week 2020

DID YOU KNOW it's AYA Week? We want to celebrate by telling you about some of our best buds.

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Online support from our partner network

We're highlighting some great digital program opportunities being offered by our friends at other orgs!

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Winnipeg's got YACC's back!

On March 12, 2020, a wicked group of YACCers, their families, and their friends all got together on a random Wednesday night at Rumor’s Comedy Club in Winnipeg to raise funds for Survivor Conference: 20/20.

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Survivor Conference: 20/20 update

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone Survivor Conference: 20/20 from May 21-25 to October 1-5, 2020.

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Photo diary: Retreat Yourself Ontario 2020

Here's a recap of what Karine saw and felt during Retreat Yourself ON based in Paris, ON from March 12-16, 2020.

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Localife Calgary spends the night at Telus Spark

We had a great time learning and we even almost beat the high score on the Energy Saver Dance Game (not to brag).

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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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