Karine Chalifour BSW, BA

Karine is a graduate of Université du Québec à Montréal in Social Work and Psychology. After working in a hospital setting for years, she had the opportunity to co-facilitate a young adult support group. It became clear that this is what she wanted to do. In 2007, she started volunteering for Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) as a facilitator at Retreats and Conferences before moving to St. John’s and becoming a full-time employee. She is now the program director and is in charge of planning and delivering events and she loves every minute of it!

"I and YACC are thrilled to be a part of this meaningful project. To give a voice to the young adults living with chronic and terminal cancer is so important. Young adults often say that isolation is one of the main issue they face...well imagine if you are a young adult with a terminal cancer...you can have moments of isolation even surrounded by your peers. I'm so grateful for this space."

Further links or information:
Young Adult Cancer Canada Bio