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 close to 100 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 the greater community supporting our work.



We did it!!

On June 15th, 2019, 24 Team Callanish cyclists rode 240 kms in the Kluane Chilkat International Relay from Haines Junction, Yukon, to Haines, Alaska. The team was comprised of past retreat participants, staff and board members, generously donating their time, energy, and expenses to support this fundraiser.


Join Community Initiatives

On March 9th, 2019, an amazing team of volunteers hosted the 10th anniversary of Tip A Wee Dram—the fabulous whisky-tasting fundraiser for Callanish at the Scottish Cultural Centre. This and many other volunteer-run fundraisers help us operate our programs. Learn more.


Stay In Touch

If you would like to receive email updates about the organization and about upcoming community events, please contact us and we will add you to our mailing list. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of any email.


Donate Online

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.