TURNING PASSION INTO ACTION
THROUGH CONNECTEDNESS

Darwin scenery

Welcome to the third annual National Youth Cancer Consumer Forum, creating an inclusive and collaborative environment that fosters skill development and networking opportunities valuable to Youth Advisory members across Australia. 

The theme for this year's forum is Turning Passion into Action through Connectedness and is being held at the Novotel Sydney Darling Square from Friday 19 - Sunday 21 July.

The Forum is currently being co-designed with Youth Advisory members, Youth Advisory Group Coordinators and the National YCS team to ensure AYA voices are heard and prioritised.

This exciting event brings young leaders from across the country together, to participate in an engaging, two-day program of workshops, presentations, fun activities and peer networking opportunities. The program is designed to equip young people with skills that can be used well beyond their Youth Advisory memberships. 

We can't wait to see you there!

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Youth Cancer Service and Canteen acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples and sovereign Custodians of this land. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

We are committed to providing inclusive and appropriate support for First Nations young people, their kin and community impacted by cancer.

Ngalaya (Dharawal for ally or friend in battle), is an artwork commissioned by Canteen created by Kamilaroi and Jerrinja woman and artist Jasmine Sarin.

Program

More information to be released soon!

Speakers

More speakers to be announced soon!

Registration

Standard Registration

Complimentary standard registration includes:

    - Dinner on Friday 19th
    - All Sessions on Saturday 20th
    - Group Dinner on Saturday 20th
    - All Sessions on Sunday 21st
    - Accommodation, Group Transport to
      Sydney Airport & Meals

    Support Person

    If you're supporting a young person, please complete a separate registration, so we can coordinate your travel, accommodation and meals.

    Testimonials

    I was deeply moved and inspired by meeting other young people and seeing their strength and bravery in facing their illnesses.

    Anonymous

    One of the best events I've attended since my diagnosis!

    Anonymous

    I left feeling a sense of optimism and positivity and look forward to contributing towards the program in anyway I can.

    Anonymous

    FAQs

    Who do I contact if I have any questions about the Forum? 

    Questions about the program?
    Please contact Trent Rosen from YCS National Team trent.rosen@canteen.org.au.
     

    Questions about the venue, catering, transport, travel, accommodation or technical support?
    Please contact Isabella Mee from Alignment Event Solutions on isabella@alignmentevents.com.au.
     

    What is the purpose of the Forum?

    The purpose of the Forum is to create an inclusive and collaborative environment that fosters skill development and networking opportunities valuable to Youth Advisory members across Australia.

    Specifically, the Forum aims to:

    • Provide bespoke learning opportunities that equip young people with skills that can be used well beyond their Youth Advisory memberships.
    • Offer a safe place for young people to come together, exchange knowledge and share lived experiences.
    • Deliver excellence in training across a range of topics such as advocacy, empowerment, public speaking, and project management. 
    • Use technology to enable participation for those who cannot attend in person.

    When and where is the Forum being held?

    The Forum is being held at theNovotel Sydney Darling Square from 19-21 July 2024. 

    Is it free to attend the Forum?

    Yes, it is completely free to attend. Travel, event registrations, meals and accommodation are covered for all attendees.

    Who can attend the Forum?

    The Forum will be open to all Youth Advisory Group (YAG) members, as well as aspiring YAG members and emerging young leaders within the Youth Cancer Services space. 

    What if I'm unable to attend the Forum in person?

    If you are unable to attend in-person, then please let us know as you might have the option to access recordings of the sessions.

    Can I bring a support person to the Forum? 

    Yes, you can bring a support person to the Forum as long as they are 18 years or older. They will need to register separately from you so their travel and accommodation can be coordinated, which will be free of charge.