Callanish creates a healing space for people
who have been irrevocably changed by cancer.
It inspires those who are living with and/or dying from cancer to reconnect with the essentials of life—and in doing so, to feel soothed, strengthened and restored. At the heart of Callanish is a weeklong retreat that provides a gentle catalyst for revitalizing the spirit. After more than 20 years and over 75 retreats, Callanish has evolved into a far-reaching community deeply rooted in the fundamentals of what it means to be human.
Here are some ways to get to know us.
Take a peek at our Vancouver home, and learn about local programs and services, including counselling, meditation groups and more.
Here are some ways to join and support our work.
Endings and Beginnings: Words and Music with Maryliz Smith
On August 3, 5:00pm to 7:00pm, please join us at a pivotal point in the evolution of Callanish. At our 21-year mark, we are honouring the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new one. Maryliz Smith is one of the co-founders of Callanish. She is a professional musician with a passion for using music and sound to discern what is ending and what is wishing to emerge at pivotal choice points in life — www.marylizsmith.com. By donation. Contact us to register, as space is limited.
Whistler Gran Fondo
On Saturday, September 10th, Team Callanish will ride the Whistler Gran Fondo as a fundraising event to benefit Callanish. The estate of Katherine J. Heller has generously offered to match up to $35,000, and all donations will go directly toward our ongoing programs and future retreats. Sponsor the whole team or a specific rider.
Sometimes a member of our community joins with other great volunteers to organize an event that benefits Callanish. Thanks to Bowen Island Gives (BIG!) who recently organized a hike up Mount Gardner and an after-party—to benefit Callanish in memory of Liz Evans. Thanks also to everyone who took part. An update is coming soon. Learn more about this initiative and others.
Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support. We rely primarily on the support of individual donors and foundations, and do not receive any government or corporate funding. Learn more.