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.


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.


Community Retreat Day

On Tuesday, December 6th, 10:00am to 4:30pm, please join us for a wonderful opportunity to gather for a day of being with ourselves and each other, to reflect, share, and nourish our hearts and bodies with conversation, music, movement & relaxation, and of course lots of delicious food!

See full calendar for more details.

Callanish Holiday Open House

On Saturday, December 10th, 1:30pm to 3:30pm, please bring your family and friends to this annual holiday celebration at Callanish in Vancouver. We are delighted to have EnChor choir join us again this year for carol-singing! If you wish to sing, please come before 2pm. 

Community Initiatives

Learn about community initiatives you can take part in to support the work of Callanish. For example, members of Cycling Team Callanish recently rode the Whistler Gran Fondo, raising $147,000 for Callanish, including $45,000 matching funds from the estate of Katherine J. Heller. 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.