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.


Fall Equinox Gathering

Wednesday, September 21st, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Join us for an evening that celebrates our community and the changing season—through music, poetry, story and council. Bring words or songs to share, or simply bring yourself. Family, friends and Callanish supporters welcome. Please let us know if you are coming. Free.

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. 

Community Initiatives

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.

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.