About Canteen

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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. Whether they are dealing with their own diagnosis, a close family member’s cancer or the death of a loved one, Canteen provides:

All support services are underpinned by Canteen’s research and evaluation team who conduct world-class psychosocial research with the ultimate goal of transforming the lives of young people affected by cancer.

Canteen was set up by a group of young cancer patients in 1985 and is one of Australia's leading cancer organisations where young people still guide the organisation at every level. Read our 2021-2026 strategic plan.  


Meet our executive team
Canteen’s executive team has led the organisation through a period of major reform and growth that has seen the organisation attain financial stability along with national and international recognition for the calibre of the work it does in supporting young people living with cancer.