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Dog Walking Challenge

Sign up to walk 63km this May in our #paws4cancer challenge to support young people impacted by cancer.

Follow us on TikTok!
Launching on TikTok is about so much more than just being on another social platform.
Supporting friends
Watch our video series for advice on supporting friends or loved ones through cancer.
Cancer Hub
Helping families impacted by cancer (with children aged 0-25) more easily access support.

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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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Over a 5-year period

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More from Canteen Australia

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.
We surveyed young people who use Canteen Connect to understand what was working well and what we could improve.
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. 
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’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 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.
Imagine facing a terminal cancer diagnosis at the age of 16, with your only chance of a lifeline being an overseas clinical trial with an $800,000 price tag attached. Check out our latest campaign on The Project.
Dating and starting new relationships can be hard enough at the best of times! But after a cancer diagnosis, it may seem almost impossible.
Guidance and support is crucial when you're diagnosed with cancer as a young person. Canteen helps by connecting you with the right help.
For most of my professional life I’ve been caring for children, adolescents and young adults. I’ve helped them with their nutrition, overall health and wellbeing, and now, at Canteen, with evaluating and understanding what exceptional cancer care and support looks like.
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.
Canteen were proud to be part of the recent Tour de Cure Snow Ball.
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.
Having accurate information to assist you deal with your cancer while providing you with a sense of control when everything else appears chaotic.
When you leave the house wearing a Canteen bandanna, you are making more than just a fashion statement – it shows you are supporting young people impacted by cancer and you care.
It's not always easy to be the friend of someone who is grieving - you might feel confused and helpless. This book is here to help you understand that a friend who is grieving is still your friend – and that they will find it helpful to have you there through the ups and downs.
COVID-19 has seen many of us miss out on spending time with our loved ones. Maybe the pandemic has meant not seeing our parents for three months, three years or – in the worst situations – ever again. And as a result, a lot of us are experiencing grief.
Hearing the news that your parent might have a limited time to live is going to be very hard for you. That's the understatement of the year.
Cancer treatment not working? Canteen provides counselling, resources, and connections to help you navigate these challenges.
Recently, Salt Meats & Cheese flung open their doors to our young people by hosting interactive cooking classes.
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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.