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.


The Film

The film "I'm Still Here" is one of many ways to become acquainted with our work.

Seasonal Retreats

Learn all about the retreat experience and contact us with any questions.



Vancouver Programs

Take a peek at our Vancouver home, and learn about local programs and services, including counselling, meditation groups and more.


Peruse some of our past newsletters to hear some of the stories and voices of Callanish.

Here are some ways to join and support our work.


Whistler Gran Fondo

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. 

Bowen Island Hike/Party

June 25th, 10-3pm (hike), 9pm (party). Bowen Island Gives (BIG!) has organized a hike up Mount Gardner and an after-party—to benefit Callanish in memory of Liz Evans. Your donation is your registration—just write "BIG! hike" in your donation notes. Not a hiker? Read more on the BIG! website about all the ways to participate, and for details about the hike and party.

Online Donations

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.


We would love to talk or meet in person.