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WE DO THIS GREAT THING.

Compassion Roots is the largest and longest-running non-profit holistic health clinic in Canada and the United States.

Founded in 1997, we are Canada’s most comprehensive herbal apothecary and clinic. Our Justice-honouring approach cares for anyone, regardless of their economic status. We reach thousands of people who otherwise could not access respectful, quality holistic health care. 

Compassion Roots is a unique experiment,  which weaves fundamental healing modalities into a quilt of support that spreads to our local community and beyond.

    We offer the following healing modalities:

  •  Acupuncture (MSP coverage)
  • Clinical Counseling
  • Clinical Herbal Medicine
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Energy Healing
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Counseling
  • Holistic Body Work
  • Yoga for Chronic Pain and Trauma

“Compassion is what I needed and I found it here in plenty. This healing oasis has helped me navigate the great storms of death and loss, illness, and injury with much grace and even more humanity. Thank you dearly.” P.P.

"Compassion Roots has provided affordable, accessible and considerate care for me during and after my cancer treatment. I am so appreciative of how their herbalists listened to what I was going through and helped me navigate a health plan that worked for me. They were also really good with helping me deal with the aftereffects of chemotherapy and supporting my gender expression as a trans person. I would not have been able to afford this care otherwise and it has been so necessary to my recovery. Everyone should have access to holistic wellness and I commend the work that they do." A. H.

"Compassion Roots has been nothing less than amazing. They provide me out of this world compassion and health care. The medicine I receive is amazing quality, as is the customer service. I’d recommend this to my friends and family or to anyone who was interested in natural medicine for treatment. They work on a sliding scale with you so the prices can meet your needs." N.K.

"The Wellness Centre has meant the world to me. I am so appreciative for the love and generosity. I could not afford these services. I could not take it anymore, you have saved me from so much pain and suffering. Anonymous The medical professionals at the Wellness centre have been working with me for six years. Even though I am diagnosed with several uncurable debilitating medical conditions my health has vastly improved under their care period I'm no longer anemic, I'm able to walk without any aid, I'm able to carry on a normal conversation, I can sleep all night, I've lost 60 pounds and can walk for 40K but the most importantly I'm able to care for, play with my grandchildren and go on all day only night adventures with them. When I started working with their herbalist, acupuncturist, RMT, nutritionist I was bedridden 70% of the time. I often couldn't do just the daily tasks that come easy for lots of people for instance being able to cook a meal, talk on the phone, clean or buy groceries, organize your finances or just go out for lunch with a dear one. The Wellness centre has made it possible for me to receive holistic treatment resulting in dramatic improvements in my health. I highly recommend them. My adult son says it best when he stated “now I've got my mom back” thank you could never be enough. What a difference you make in our lives." M.B.

"Myself and my son both have quite severe and complex needs and rely on services of the Compassion Roots Wellness Centre. Shortly after Covid hit the Wellness Centre eliminated in person services. I booked phone appointments for my son and myself. Each appointment was an hour long. Each appointment was so thorough in every aspect of my being physically, mentally and spiritually. We were provided with wise advice and changed and added many of our medications. We have had subsequent phone appointments and numerous emails. They are always available to run things by which has been a source of strength and hope through this difficult time. I am so thankful that Compassion Roots has been available to us. Gratefully," S.F.

"Thank you so much for the help you’ve given me. To know there is a place to come to where I may leave feeling better than when I came, a place where I feel ok to be human, a place where I can start to heal and bring that healing with me home. A place of thanks. Thank you for helping me get back on my path." N.L.

"What a beautiful gift – having all your wonderful people and this place in my life. Here is where I heal, learn to take care of myself and teach others in my life the gifts of healing. I receive each time I enter through these doors. Everything good in my life today started when I first walk through these doors over 8 years ago. I have managed to live life without 17 pills a day for 9 various illnesses through a completely different regime of medicinal edibles, smokes, counseling, energy healing, nutrition advice, and compassion and love. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My life is wonderful, thanks to all of you." D.P.

"Pity is not what we seek. We need understanding. The Wellness Centre Staff understand our issues. This is priceless. Thank you." M.S.

"Thank God for the Wellness Centre. I don’t know where I would be today without them. Before coming to the Wellness Centre, I felt very alone with no one to turn to. I have no family in BC and no one I could really turn to. After being diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis, I felt overwhelmed. The Wellness Centre welcomed me with open arms and made me feel safe. I could tell that they really did care. The bodywork practitioner and counselor have gone out of their way to help me is no many ways, such as calling me when I’m not feeling good, just to be sure I was okay. I was never much for talking but they have made me so comfortable that I’m able to talk to them about anything and everything. I thank God for the Compassion Club Wellness Centre. I’ve been fortunate to have had acupuncture, counseling and energy healing. The latter modality totally relaxes me. I often fall asleep in the middle of a conversation. I’m also now seeing a herbalist and already feel healthier since seeing her. I clicked with her immediately. I feel like I’ve known her a long time and have already learned so much from her. The Wellness Centre has really lifted my spirits and helped me through so many challenges. I feel better about myself and it has helped ease the terrible pain. I know years have been added to my life because of the care. One other thing love is the sweet, gentle voice at the end of the telephone line. The Receptionist is so sweet. It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, everyone is treated in the same way. The Wellness Centre has been here for me since the day I signed up. Sadly, I don’t work now because of my MS and don’t have much money but that has not affected my treatments nor the way I’ve been treated. They work with me and ask for nothing in return. I can’t say enough good things but I want to say Thank you, Thank you, Thank you." P.S.

"The Wellness Centre here at the Vancouver Compassion Club Society has saved my life. The services they provide save lives. The Centre provides both acute and chronic pain relief and life saving services and supplements for those in dire need. Please support this organization. They deserve it." S.S.

"The Wellness Centre has been so very instrumental in dealing with all my life traumas, surgeries, death, drugs, etc. The people here are amazing, and my Reiki therapist has truly helped me with my cancer recovery, reconstruction, for years, I am on my way to a better, positive, happy life. You need to support this organization. I have adult children, adult grandchildren and a great grandson and they are benefitting greatly from the help I have received here." D.B.

"This place is Great! Always feel so good after talking with the counsellor. I wish I could live here! BW Most beautiful experience. I loved it. I learned so much about myself, and the world in just one hour. So grateful that the world offers things like this." S.D.

"Amazing good care! Expertise is unequalled anywhere. Thanks for being here." A.H.

"This place is a god send. Thank you so much for such a caring and loving space." J.C.

"Thank you for all the great services you offer. I have had counselling, Reiki, acupuncture – awesome. Thank you." D.V.

"The Wellness Centre, for me, has been a sacred sanctuary of love, understanding, compassion and selfless help. The atmosphere is so welcoming and warm and added to a feeling of wellness. All of the staff are very caring and it comes quite naturally. So often a doctor’s office can feel so cold and clinical, and you very seldom have the feeling of being cared for and listened to. The Wellness Centre is a magical place of transformation for anyone who enters. From a very grateful heart, with much love and caring." B.P.

"Dear Compassionate Folk: I have used your Centre often for years, and I wanted to than you for all the ongoing healing work you all do. I happened to luck out and get a session with the massage therapist today, who is the best one I’ve ever met. Thank you for being you. With love and solidarity." T.J.

"Compassion is what I needed. I found it here in plenty. This healing oasis has helped me navigate the great storms of death and loss, illness and injury, with much grace and even more humanity. Thank you dearly." PP.

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