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


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More from Canteen Australia

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.
Our CEO Peter Orchard is joining Rare Cancers Australia to launch an update of the ‘Counting the cost’ report and discuss why and how social return on investment needs to be considered when we decide which cancer treatments and medicines to fund.
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.
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.
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.
Travelling with cancer? Prepare for your trip with our guide on vaccinations, medication, medical records, and insurance considerations.
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.
Made for young people aged 12-25, this videos series from Canteen provides you with practical tips and advice to help you find ways to give the support they need.
The hidden costs of cancer can be particularly difficult for young people and can have long-term implications.
Canteen has grown its scope of work over the past 36 years and we can be proud of so much, not least the way we have been able to successfully advocate and lobby for better outcomes for young people impacted by cancer.
Find support and resources for dealing with the emotional effects of cancer on the family. Discover a safe space to navigate this emotional journey together.
This guide is here to help you understand and support your friend when their family member has cancer.
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.
When we think about youth cancer, the focus is often on the number of young people diagnosed (around 1,000 a year) and their medical treatment. It is incredibly important that young cancer patients get specialist, age-appropriate care.
Integrating the memory of your departed loved one into the festivities can foster a sense of togetherness. Here are some thoughtful suggestions to infuse their spirit into your celebrations this year...
Our Winter Retreat was filled with exciting activities, including ski and snowboard lessons, and the picturesque Thredbo ski resort provided the perfect backdrop for our adventure.
Having accurate information to assist you deal with your cancer while providing you with a sense of control when everything else appears chaotic.
Canteen understands that when cancer crashes into a family’s world, it can turn everything upside down.
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.
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About Canteen

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.