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Young Adult Cancer Canada

Group Name: Young Adult Cancer Canada

Description: Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) is a national not-for-profit organization based out of St-John’s, Newfoundland. Our focus is on building a supportive community with and for young adults who received a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 15 and 39, and are currently aged 18 to 39 years old. We do this through a number of in-person programs and online resources.

At YACC we have a program called Localife that operates in certain cities across the country, Toronto being one of them. Localife is an activity-based group where young adult cancer survivors enjoy fun activities and connect with their survivor peers. It aims to provide regular opportunities for young adult cancer survivors and supporters to come together to enjoy fun activities and the benefits of peer support. The program is open to anyone who received a cancer diagnosis between the ages of 15 and 39 and are currently aged 18 to 39. Survivors may also bring one supporter (aged 18-39) to each event. It is truly a great program! In addition to the activities, annual conferences are offered.

Where: 18 Argyle Street, Suite 201 | St. John’s, NL A1A 1V4

Contact: 709-579-7325 | 1-877-571-7325 | connect@youngadultcancer.ca | www.youngadultcancer.ca

Facing Cancer Together

Group Name: Facing Cancer Together

Description: Facing Cancer Together is designed to offer support with cancer, provide a cancer information network and cancer support resources and tools to help women—and those who care about them—manage the social and emotional effects of cancer. Our website provides an online support group for cancer patients where women, and all those connected to them, can find support with cancer and camaraderie with others on the same journey. Shoppers Drug Mart is the title sponsor of this important first initiative of the Facing Cancer Together program.

Facing Cancer Together is a program of the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) Foundation. In an effort to give back to the community that supports their industry, in 1992 the member companies of the association pledged their commitment to women with cancer and established the CCTFA Foundation to launch the Look Good Feel Better program. Since its inception, the Look Good Feel Better program has helped more than 140,000 women through its signature two-hour cancer workshops, while countless others have been reached through the annual magazine, toll-free information line and comprehensive website. *** Membership is required.

Where: 420 Britannia Road East, Suite 102 | Mississauga, ON L4Z 3L5

Contact: 905-890-5161 | feedback@cctfafoundation.ca | www.facingcancer.ca

Native Canadian Centre of Toronto

Group Name: Native Canadian Centre of Toronto – Aboriginal Circle of Life Services Program

Description: The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is a membership-based, charitable organization located in the heart of downtown Toronto in a beautifully renovated heritage building. NCCT offers a wide range of programs and services based on Native cultural traditions and teachings. All are welcome.

Aboriginal Circle of Life Services Program
To keep the circle strong the ACOLS Program is committed to maintaining a supportive, healthy and holistic environment, where there are choices and opportunities to participate in life to the fullest. In this way, the clients are better able to interact with their own environment and regain the dignity that is inherent in the original people of this country. This program includes:

  • Seniors Congregate Dining
  • Talking Circles
  • Community Luncheons
  • Focus Groups
  • Diabetes Support Group
  • Aboriginal Cancer Support
  • Support Group

Where: 16 Spadina Road | Toronto, ON M5R 2S7

When: Call for further details.

Contact: 416-964-9087 | Caroline.Francis@ncct.on.ca | www.ncct.on.ca

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