By Michelle Snow, Librarian, Patient & Caregiver Education, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Being diagnosed with cancer as a young adult may leave you with lots of questions about your cancer and questions about how this may affect different aspects of your life. The resources below can help you find support services and other resources that meet the unique needs of young adults with cancer.

Stop by the Patient & Family Library on the main floor at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre during April 3-7, 2017 to meet Princess Margaret Adolescent & Young Adult team members. Learn about the AYA program, find support services and other resources to answer your questions.


AYA Websites

  • Fertile Future This organization provides fertility preservation information and support to young adult cancer patients so they can make informed decisions about their fertility and treatment options.
  • First Descents This free program is for young adults with cancer to help them reclaim their lives and connect with other cancer patients. Participants kayak, surf and climb to reach their full potential and to regain self-confidence.
  • Pink Pearl Canada This is a community organization that provides support, facilitates connections and empowers young women diagnosed with cancer.
  • This website focuses on improving quality of life, building relationships and survivorship
  • Tip of the Toes Foundation This is a free wilderness adventure therapy program for young adult cancer patients to help them regain their well-being, self-esteem and independence. Depending on the expedition, patients discover the wilderness while hiking, kayaking, dogsledding, and snow shoeing.
  • Young Adult Cancer Canada This organization provides information on support, survivor stories and provides many different programming events for young adults with cancer.
Last reviewed: 3/31/2017
Last modified: 10/8/2019 12:06 PM