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Cancer changes everything. We get it

For every $1 invested in Canteen programs, a social value of between $4.40 and $7.65 is estimated for the outcome delivered.

$99+

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Canteen Australia is pleased to announce the upcoming 6th Global Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Congress, taking place on 3-6 December 2024 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
We surveyed young people who use Canteen Connect to understand what was working well and what we could improve.
We’re delighted that the Australian Government has today announced $9.4m in funding to enable us to continue delivering this vital service until 2027.
Relive the key moments from Life Cycle's 25 anniversary weekend in Western Australia. 3 days and 150 riders, all to support young people impacted by cancer.
In a remarkable feat of courage and endurance, cancer survivor Abhi has completed the gruelling 250-kilometre ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert, known as the toughest foot race on Earth. Abhi, who was supported by Canteen during his cancer journey, undertook this incredible challenge to raise funds for us to show his appreciation for our support during his toughest time.
Young people diagnosed with cancer will continue getting access to gold standard care through the Youth Cancer Services thanks to the $24.5M in funding announced in the Federal Budget last night. 
We're thrilled to announce that Canteen Australia is now on TikTok! This marks a significant milestone for us as we continue our mission to support young people when cancer turns their world upside down. 
Youth Leadership is a big part of what we do at Canteen, and can have a long-lasting impact on people.
Feel like you have suddenly lost all control over your life? Let Canteen help - you can have control over when or where you to get cancer treatment.
We are excited to introduce AYA Vision 2033, a cancer plan for Australian adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients.
Dating and starting new relationships can be hard enough at the best of times! But after a cancer diagnosis, it may seem almost impossible.
Canteen teamed up with Delta Goodrem to deliver a special segment during Nine’s ‘Christmas with Delta’ that aired on 17, 24 & 25 December.
Canteen is excited to announce that Hilti Australia has signed on as a 2024 Major Giving Day Partner to support young people who have had their world turned upside down by cancer.
There are a range of steps trans and gender diverse people may take to affirm their gender. There is no right or wrong way to affirm your gender.
Friends can be amazing and supportive, but cancer can shake even the strongest friendship. You may lose some friends and gain new ones.
Dealing with cancer can evoke a wide range of emotions. It may be tough to pinpoint what you are feeling and why, but Canteen is here to assist you.
It’s up to you to decide who you do or don’t tell that you’ve got cancer, and how much you tell them about what’s going on.
I’ve been working hard for the past 18 months on an incredible project made possible by Metricon – who are empowering Canteen to reach out and improve the community’s understanding of how chronic illness can impact families.
In the eight and a half years I’ve worked at Canteen, I’ve been continuously amazed at the incredible generosity our community shows us each and every day.
Cancer can be a tough topic to talk about. You may have lots of questions but you’re not sure how to ask your parent.
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Canteen supports 12-25 year-olds dealing with their own diagnosis, a close family member’s cancer or the death of a loved one. Our services also now extend to parents, because when they cope better with cancer and communicate openly, their children are likely to experience less distress and anxiety.