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

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.



Fall Equinox Community Gathering

On September 26th, 7-9pm, please join us to celebrate our community through the change of seasons, with music, poetry, story and words. Bring a poem or song to share, or simply bring yourself. Family, friends and Callanish supporters are most welcome. Please let us know if you are coming. Free.


Vancouver Youth Choir Concert

Come join us on October 12th, 7pm, to listen to the lovely voices of the Vancouver Youth Choir (VYC). Now in their fifth season, VYC has already established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian choral community. Conducted by Carrie Tennant this will be a heartfelt, joyous evening to celebrate young voices.  Suggested donation: $15-30. Contact us for tickets.

Community Initiatives

Learn about community initiatives you can take part in to support the work of Callanish. For example, last September, members of Cycling Team Callanish rode the 2016 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.