About us

Canteen is the only national organisation in Aotearoa dedicated to providing tailored support for rangatahi impacted by cancer.
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Around 4,200 rangatahi are impacted by cancer every year in Aotearoa. Rangatahi don’t have to face cancer alone. Canteen is a safe space where rangatahi aged 13-24 impacted by their own diagnosis or cancer in their whānau can connect, share the tough stuff, and get a break from cancer.
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Find the latest news from Canteen Aotearoa, featuring updates on our services, partners, and team, as well as empowering stories from the rangatahi we support.

Canteen reports and impact

Take a look at the Canteen Aotearoa annual reports and other information about Canteen’s impact.
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Canteen has a proud history of rangatahi leadership, our community was created by rangatahi 35 years ago and is still led by rangatahi today. Canteen is unique in that our Board of Directors includes several Member Directors who were previously supported by Canteen, plus we have incredible Rangatahi Leaders who take on leadership opportunities and share their stories to raise awareness and funds for Canteen.
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