YACC’s Insight team provides personal experiences, expertise, and support for the development and delivery of YACC initiatives, especially support programs, fundraising, research, and communications. We lean on the valuable and diverse experiences, expertise and perspectives of the committee members to ensure YACC continues to enhance support for all young adults dealing with cancer in Canada.
Meet the team
The Insight Team is one of our strategic initiatives to help us achieve our primary organizational mandate:
- Triple YACC’s program impact
- Grow YACC’s community to 10,000 by adding 6,500 young adult cancer survivors
- Increase annual revenue back to $1M en route to $2M per year
- Recruit 2,000 young adults to the Prime II Study.
We want a team that is representative of the young adult cancer community in Canada, including representation from:
- Persons living with a disability
- Geography – Rural and urban Canada from coast to coast to coast.
- Multilingual and/or Francophone.
We also aim to represent and serve varied lived cancer experiences, such as:
- Pediatric/childhood cancer survivor
- Newly diagnosed
- Various types of cancer
- Living with metastatic cancer
- 20s (school, start of career, etc.)
- 30s (established career, family, kids, etc.)
- 40+ (diagnosed under 39, but now into their 40s)
- Supporter (this can also include bereaved supporters)
Insight Team members work with the YACC board and staff members to pitch actionable ideas/opportunities that will offer inclusion, belonging, and community to the key priority populations, groups and communities; will have the opportunity to be a part of implementation of community efforts; as well as provide feedback on YACC efforts.
Team members play a role in advocacy, coordination, insights, and continuous improvement. They are a group who is regarded by the YACC board and staff members as a trusted group who can offer up their personal experiences, community advocacy knowledge, and those of their communities to the organization, critical thinking and analysis for consideration that may shape the YACC programming initiatives.
The YACC Insight Team will be composed of individuals who are selected for their specific fields of expertise, personal experiences and backgrounds to ensure YACC has a wide breadth of knowledge included in decision making.
- Network and build connections with other AYA community leaders.
- Make a difference in the AYA cancer world.
- Represent and advocate for your communities’ needs.
- Contributing to YACC’s national mission of supporting more of Canada’s young adult cancer population.
- Experiential opportunities.
- Development of professional committee member skills.
- The opportunity to be profiled or speak at a national YACC conference.
- YACC Committee member swag.