About Us

Cancer is different when you’re a young adult. The first stage of adult life is usually filled with university, starting a career, buying a house, getting married, starting a family, and celebrating your independence with your peers. Suddenly, you have cancer and issues like fertility, friends, and finances take on a whole new meaning.

Young Adult Cancer Canada’s (YACC) mission is to support young adults as they live 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.

We do this through digital, local, and national programs such as 24/7 Facebook groups, The Big Cancer Hook-up, Localife, Retreat Yourself, Retreat Yourself Adventure, and Survivor Conference, to name a few. Your donations allow us to offer these programs to the young adults who truly need them.

Our largest fundraiser is the annual Shave for the Brave which runs in schools, offices, communities, and hair salons from coast to coast. You can get involved as a Head Hunter and organize an event, sign up as a Shaver at an existing event, or hold your own Solo Shave where and when you are most comfortable.

Contact Us

Young Adult Cancer Canada
Attn: Shave for the Brave
18 Argyle Street, suite 201
St. John’s, NL
A1A 1V3

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