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Canteen provides life-changing support that gets young people through a world turned upside down by cancer.

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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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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.
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.
Award-winning singer-songwriter Delta Goodrem recently joined Canteen for an intimate screening of her movie, Love is in the Air, with key members of Melbourne’s philanthropic and corporate community to raise awareness and funds for Canteen.
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.
We surveyed young people who use Canteen Connect to understand what was working well and what we could improve.
19 young people impacted by cancer attended our recent camp program on the Mornington Peninsula.
Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) diagnosed with cancer face significant challenges in maintaining their education and career paths due to the physical and mental toll of treatment. Yet, sustained involvement in school or work can greatly enhance their psychological wellbeing and social integration.
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.
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. 
A lot of the work our research and evaluation team do is based on better understanding what it’s like to be a young person with cancer, including the sometimes elusive idea of friendship and connection. How do we measure that?
Canteen's Sandy Cham, Executive Director of Services, talks to The Morning Show about the impact of facing cancer early in life.
Canteen were proud to be part of the recent Tour de Cure Snow Ball.
Canteen offers support and education so that ultimately no one has to go through a cancer experience alone.
Canteen, in collaboration with Dancing Road Productions, Kojo Entertainment and The South Australian Film Corporation, recently hosted a double film night at Adelaide Studios.
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.
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 is an Australian not-for-profit that provides free and tailored support to young people aged 12-25 who are impacted by cancer.
Travelling with cancer? Prepare for your trip with our guide on vaccinations, medication, medical records, and insurance considerations.
Best friends or sworn enemies? Probably both – and it can move from one to the other in just a few seconds. Whatever your relationship with your brother or sister was like before, it’s likely to change – for better or worse – now that cancer has come into your life.
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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.