About Canteen

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Canteen Aotearoa is a charity that provides free and tailored support to rangatahi aged 13-24 who are impacted by cancer. Whether they are dealing with their own diagnosis or cancer in their whānau.

Canteen provides:

Canteen was set up in 1988 by a small group of rangatahi with cancer, and rangatahi still guide the organisation at every level today. Read our annual reports.

Meet our board

Canteen’s Board of Directors are a diverse group of Associate Directors with specialty experience in their unique fields and Member Directors, who are pivotal in ensuring Canteen members have an active role in our organisations' governance.
Meet the Board
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Canteen’s ambassadors have eclectic achievements and choose to use their platforms to support Canteen and rangatahi impacted by cancer.