Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jun 18, 2023.
  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,615.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,875.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,705.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,330.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,520.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,175.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,830.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,265.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,090.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,915.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,740.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,510.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,510.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,510.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,435.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,695.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,365.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on September 17
Ends with lunch on September 22

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $750 CAD

Campus Rates: Campus rates include accommodations, meals, Hollyhock activities, use of hot tubs and campus facilities (does not include tuition). Click here for details.

Scholarships: Program experiences are enriched by having a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities.

A limited number of scholarships are available per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

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Living With Loss

With Hope Edelman

September 17 - 22, 2023

The death of a close loved one is a profound, transformative, and often life-altering experience. Yet Western culture offers little recognition and few rituals to mark the enormity or the enduring nature of this event. Whether your person died recently or in the distant past, making sense of the loss and folding it into your personal narrative are lifelong processes.

Join bestselling author (Motherless Daughters, The AfterGrief) and bereavement expert, Hope Edelman for six days of story-sharing, reflection, and exploration to revisit, reframe, and revise our stories, and also to facilitate a stronger sense of meaning and personal growth after loss. Together we’ll examine and disprove some of the prevailing cultural myths around grief and create stronger and more empowering guide maps for ourselves moving forward.

Adults who’ve lost a parent, sibling, or close friend during childhood, or a spouse, parent, child, sibling, or close relative or friend during adulthood are all welcome.

We ask that a full year have elapsed since your time of loss to ensure that your active bereavement needs are met first.


A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.


Hope Edelman
Hope Edelman is the author of eight nonfiction books, including the international best seller, Motherless Daughters and her most recent book, The AfterGrief. Her work has appeared in multiple outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Parade, Glamour, Psychology Today, Writer’s Digest, and…
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