top of page
Cover - Circles of Compassion (1).png
Calgary BTB Logo 2017.jpg

Join us for our latest offering supporting police family wellbeing. Life is better when we do it with others. A sense of community and connection multiplies our joys and divides our sorrows. So, let’s strengthen our police family community! The grant that has made this transformative work possible at minimal cost to participants is concluding, and this will be your final opportunity to participate in this unique support for police families.


This 2-part series is designed to bring our community together and help you create a network that supports you. In this spirit, you are invited to bring along a friend, or family member like a parent, sibling, or cousin. They don’t need to be connected to the police community other than through you.


Community is about relationships, and we know that one of the greatest ways to build and strengthen relationships is through getting to know one another and reaching out in a meaningful way. Our exploration of this process will be guided by Daranne Harris, a compassion scientist who researches and teaches about compassion. She’ll guide you through creating your own Circles of Compassion.


This isn’t another course - Daranne and the Beyond the Blue executive have created a beautiful getaway in the city – a lovely space, time for conversation, good food, and swag! Think of it as a gift to yourself.


When: Saturdays, February 24 & March 2, 2024 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

          You’ll want to join us for both parts of the series


Where: Hotel Clique, 20 Aero Crescent, NE

Feel free to reach out to the program facilitator, Daranne Harris, if you have any questions -

Registration form for 2-part series on February 24 & March 2, 2024

Register as an individual or with your +1, a friend, your mom, sister, or cousin - you decide.

While this series registration is valued at $300 per person, through a grant awarded to Calgary Beyond the Blue, you and your guest can attend for only $15 per person.

Select an item (C$)

Your registration has been received. You will receive a confirmation email.

“It has changed how I perceive difficult people.”

While everyone will have their unique experience, research shows increasing compassion can lead to:



Better Emotional





Job Satisfaction

Openness to Receiving


Meet your facilitator, Daranne Harris.

I’ve both seen and experienced moments of great compassion and, sadly, times when compassion was palpably absent. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about compassion as a shared human value. However, thinking wasn’t enough. I needed to do something.


I’m the kind of person who prefers a hands-on approach. I’d rather be in the action than looking on. And so, I resigned my executive role in healthcare to pursue doctoral studies in healthcare at the University of Calgary. Research and knowledge translation are my avenue for better understanding the how and why of compassion in various contexts and helping others catalyze compassion in their lives, organizations, communities, and our world.


I’m honoured to be among a growing community of compassion researchers. My research has specifically focused on growing people’s capacity for compassion even in the face of difficult circumstances, specifically among healthcare providers and public safety personnel. In partnership with organizations like Beyond the Blue, I am committed to bringing research into practice to transform the suffering and challenges that are part of our human experience. Together, we ease individual suffering. We bridge divides. We build community.


I look forward to this journey with you.


bottom of page