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Free webinar series

New sessions offering practical tools, strategies and resources to help both parents and those supporting them to navigate cancer.

LGBTQI+ support
LGBTQI+ young people with cancer have unique needs and concerns.
Cancer Survivorship Program
This free weekend program supports 12-17 year-olds who have finished cancer treatment.
Upcoming events
From shark encounters and rollercoaster rides to frisbee golf and board game nights.

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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.


Million in Social Value

Over a 5-year period


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More from Canteen Australia

Recently, Salt Meats & Cheese flung open their doors to our young people by hosting interactive cooking classes.
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.
Canteen’s iconic National Bandanna Day has so far raised over $35 million to support young people impacted by cancer.
Canteen teamed up with Delta Goodrem to deliver a special segment during Nine’s ‘Christmas with Delta’ that aired on 17, 24 & 25 December.
The launch of the new Australian Cancer Plan (the Plan) yesterday is an exciting milestone for cancer care in Australia. This is a once in a generation opportunity to improve experiences and outcomes for people affected by cancer.
We surveyed young people who use Canteen Connect to understand what was working well and what we could improve.
As we wrap up for the year, we're excited to share the remarkable achievements outlined in our Annual Report 2023.
On Friday 2 February, Canteen young people and their families impacted by cancer got up close and personal with iconic Australian band The Living End for an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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.
Canteen is thrilled to appoint Pillow Talk as their 2023 Principal Bandanna Day Partner to help provide comfort to young people impacted by cancer and their families.
Canteen has proudly launched its Culturally Responsive Framework. This framework is for all Canteen team members and outlines how Canteen will work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander young people and their families impacted by cancer.
When you’re feeling sick, sex may be the last thing on your mind. But, when you are feeling better you might wonder about what effect your cancer or cancer treatment might have on your sex life.
Canteen, in collaboration with Dancing Road Productions, Kojo Entertainment and The South Australian Film Corporation, recently hosted a double film night at Adelaide Studios.
Are you looking for a gift for someone with cancer or a gift that fundraises for people with cancer? Canteen has partnered with Kollab to launch a special lunchbox, with all profits from the sales to be donated to Canteen to support young people impacted by cancer.
Have you recently heard the word "cancer" in a consultation? You might be thinking 'what should I do if I'm diagnosed with cancer?' We're here to help.
Finding out your friend has cancer can be scary and your friend might need you now more than ever.
We are excited to introduce AYA Vision 2033, a cancer plan for Australian adolescent and young adult (AYA) patients.
Canteen understands that when cancer crashes into a family’s world, it can turn everything upside down.
Depending on what type of treatment you need to have, how much and how often, you may have to spend a lot of time at a hospital.
Guidance and support is crucial when you're diagnosed with cancer as a young person. Canteen helps by connecting you with the right help.
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.