Young Adult Cancer Canada

18 Argyle Street, Suite 201
St. John's, NL A1A 1V3
Executive Director: Geoff Eaton
Board Chair: Matthew Follett

Charitable Reg. #:86508 6631 RR0001


Ci's Star Rating is calculated based on the following independent metrics:

[Charity Rating: 3/5]



Audited financial statements for current and previous years available on the charity’s website.



Grade based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.



The demonstrated impact per dollar Ci calculates from available program information.


Charity's cash and investments (funding reserves) relative to how much it spends on programs in most recent year.



For a dollar donated, after overhead costs of fundraising and admin/management (excluding surplus) 64 cents are available for programs.

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About Young Adult Cancer Canada:

Young Adult Cancer Canada is an average, 3-star rated charity. The charity has a C+ in results reporting, meaning that it publicly reports little of its programs and results. Its overhead costs fall just outside of Charity Intelligence's reasonable range.

Founded in 2000, Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) supports young adults (18-39 years old) living with or affected by cancer. Its mission is to support young adults throughout their cancer journey, help them connect with others facing similar issues, and form a bridge out of isolation. YACC reports that 22 young adults are diagnosed with cancer in Canada every day. Based in St. John's, the charity's programs help young adults who have been recently diagnosed, are currently receiving treatment, or have survived cancer.

Young Adult Cancer Canada runs six core support programs: the online community, Retreat Yourself, Retreat Yourself Adventure, Localife, the Big Cancer Hook-up, and the annual Survivor Conference.

Young Adult Cancer Canada has not yet posted its 2021 annual report at the time of this update. These results refer to information published in 2020.

Online support programs are delivered through YACC's website, as well as through private Facebook groups where young adults can connect with each other. YACC manages these groups. In F2020, there were 549 members in 29 active groups. Additionally, YACC reports 65,783 website visits during F2020. YACC also operates an online chat service called YACC Web: Chats. The program provides a way for young adults affected by cancer to connect in an easy, safe, and supportive environment. These chats are peer-led themed virtual conversations offered over Zoom by a team of YACC leaders.

Young Adult Cancer Canada runs three major national programs that each run for four days of the year. Retreat Yourself is YACC’s original face-to-face program. It is a four-day retreat where participants get to experience a camp-like community environment. Throughout F2020, YACC held two Retreat Yourself programs. Retreat Yourself Adventure is an annual fall event in Newfoundland where participants go hiking while discussing survivorship issues. YACC’s Survivor Conference is an annual reunion for young adult cancer survivors and supporters across Canada. 326 people attended YACC's virtual Survivor Conference in F2020.

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Results and Impact

Charity Intelligence did not find any quantified outcomes on the Young Adult Cancer Canada website. This may not be a complete representation of Young Adult Cancer Canada's results and impact.

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Young Adult Cancer Canada is a small charity in terms of donations. In F2021, the charity received $730k in donations and special events revenue. Administrative costs are 13% of revenues (excluding investment income), and fundraising costs are 23% of donations and special events revenue. For every dollar donated to YACC, 64 cents go to the cause. This falls just outside Ci’s reasonable range for overhead spending.

YACC has $719k in funding reserves, which can cover annual program costs for just under one year and six months.

This report is an update that has been sent to Young Adult Cancer Canada for review. Comments and edits may be forthcoming.

Updated on August 4, 2022 by Ann Lei.

Financial Review

Financial Ratios

Fiscal year ending July
Administrative costs as % of revenues 13.2%17.8%13.5%
Fundraising costs as % of donations 23.1%33.0%18.6%
Total overhead spending 36.2%50.8%32.2%
Program cost coverage (%) 148.9%112.2%79.9%

Summary Financial Statements

All figures in $s
Donations 353,322267,229383,497
Goods in kind 9,40833,67920,273
Government funding 215,617164,39261,200
Special events 366,998259,662481,089
Investment income 2,1645,2433,391
Other income 1,9645903,183
Total revenues 949,473730,795952,633
Program costs 483,040450,274611,942
Donated goods exp 9,40833,67920,273
Administrative costs 124,730129,072128,559
Fundraising costs 166,046173,847161,068
Total spending 783,224786,872921,842
Cash flow from operations 166,249(56,077)30,791
Capital spending 3,5503,12882
Funding reserves 719,283505,321488,972

Note: Ci used the charity’s T3010 CRA filings for provincial government funding and backed the amounts out of donations. In-kind contributions for advertisements and travel have been removed from donations and program costs, and presented as donated goods in kind and donated goods expenses. Ci backed out amortization from program, administrative, and fundraising costs on a pro-rata basis.

Salary Information

Full-time staff: 8

Avg. compensation: $64,080

Top 10 staff salary range:

$350k +
$300k - $350k
$250k - $300k
$200k - $250k
$160k - $200k
$120k - $160k
$80k - $120k
$40k - $80k
< $40k

Information from most recent CRA Charities Directorate filings for F2021

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Charitable Registration Number: 80340 7956 RR0001