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Young Adult Cancer Canada

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • LGBTQ+
  • Race & Ethnicity


P.O.Box 29055St. John's, NL A1A 5B5Canada Canada

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support young adults living with, through, and beyond cancer. To be the connection to peers, bridge out of isolation, and source of inspiration. Every cancer, every stage, YACC’s got your back.


YACC research revealed that over 8,000 young adults were diagnosed in Canada each year, that their survival rates were virtually unchanged since the 1970s, and-most importantly-there were no readily-available and relevant support programs to help young adults with cancer deal with the very unique issues they face. Life is different in your teens, 20s and 30s; it just makes sense it’s different with cancer, too. Young adults with cancer need and deserve an organization wholly focused on providing customized support programs to help them deal with their cancer experience. Given there was not one organization in Canada with this as its focus the vision was obvious: YACC had to be that national cancer organization providing resources for young adults looking for inspiration, information and support.


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