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 80 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

At our Vancouver home, we offer local programs and services, including counselling, meditation groups and more. Get an introduction to our offering and space, or go to our calendar to learn about specific programs.


We collaborate with healthcare teams and communities around the globe—designing and facilitating healing circles and ceremonies to address such issues as grief, loss, death and dying, and fear.

Here are some ways to join and support our work.


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Parent Support Circle

We are newly offering a parent support circle for parents/caregivers of children who are living with cancer. See full calendar for more details.


Summer Solstice

On June 20th, 7-9pm, is an evening to celebrate our community and the changing season through music, poetry, story and conversation. See full calendar for more details. 


Tour de Victoria

On August 18th, 2018, Cycling Team Callanish will ride the Tour de Victoria. Learn more and donate now. Learn also about other community initiatives generously organized by Callanish participants, friends and volunteers.

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.