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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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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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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Retreat Yourself Adventure (Sept. 12-16)

YACC meets adventure with the Retreat Yourself Adventure! Join cancer survivors and supporters as they push their limits in Newfoundland.

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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
Faith Walker inspires others through music

Faith Walker inspires others through music

Faith Walker started her career as a professional musician when she was 14-years-old. By her early 20s, she had singles on the radio and videos on MuchMusic and had two children. Life was good—she had just gone on her first vacation—but her path was about to change drastically.

#Breast Cancer  #parenting  #Careers  #Metastatic Breast Cancer  #Metastatic cancer  #Faith Walker  

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Community Story
Dear 35: An apology

Dear 35: An apology

Ryan writes to her hard-won 35th birthday and reflects on how her 30s have helped her get here.

#survivorship  #Ryan Blenkiron  #Community stories  

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Survivor Profile
Stacy Sherlock

Stacy Sherlock, BC

Bladder cancer
Age at diagnosis: 22

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Survivor Profile
Andrea Whittle

Andrea Whittle, MB

Breast cancer
Age at diagnosis: 30

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Survivor Profile
Sarah Hunt

Sarah Hunt, ON

Myxoid Liposarcoma
Age at diagnosis: 31

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 3

After the Hook-up: Part 3

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about the right time to celebrate after cancer.

#Big Cancer Hook-up  #Paul Brace  #After The Hook-up  

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 2

After the Hook-up: Part 2

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about facing mortality.

#Big Cancer Hook-up  #Paul Brace  #After The Hook-up  #Mortality  

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Community Story
After the Hook-up: Part 1

After the Hook-up: Part 1

Big Cancer Hook-up guest Paul Brace chats with Geoff about spirituality.

#Big Cancer Hook-up  #Paul Brace  #After The Hook-up  

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Survivor Profile
Jag Takhar

Jag Takhar, ON

Breast cancer
Age at diagnosis: 37

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YACC values Dani's commitment

Dani Taylor's relationship with YACC has seen her take the role of participant, speaker, performer, writer, facilitator, organizer, and -- as of this month -- a member of our staff.

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New Localife leaders in Ottawa, Toronto, and Victoria!

We are so excited to announce the new faces of Localife Ottawa, Toronto, and Victoria!

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Localife Ottawa sees the sights

On Saturday June 8, Localife Ottawa had a day full of adventures which included a river cruise and scavenger hunt!

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Localife Edmonton spends the day at the lanes

Localife Edmonton hit up Gateway Entertainment Centre on Sunday, June 23 for an afternoon of delicious appetizers and a few rounds of 10 pin bowling.

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Now recruiting YACCtivists!

You should be a YACCtivist! YACCtivists further the mission and impact of YACC through advocacy, communications, and fundraising.

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Volunteers needed for the Mews Memorial 8k!

This year will mark the 32nd Anniversary of the annual Mews Memorial 8k road race in St. John's, NL, THE race for runners to test their Tely10 readiness, and we need some volunteers to make exceptional! 

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Survivor Conference Expansion Pack

The Expansion Pack is made of a group of Survivor Conference participants who engage their networks to raise money and help YACC help more young adults affected by cancer!

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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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