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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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Canteen is an Australian not-for-profit that provides free and tailored support to young people aged 12-25 who are impacted by cancer.
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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.