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Our Special Access Program Community of Practice is Expanding!


In the spirit of collaboration, our Community of Practice continues to grow, bringing together professionals interested in advancing access to psychedelics through Health Canada’s Special Access Program (SAP). To date, we have 80 members onboarded with representation from coast to coast.

How are members engaging?

We host bi-monthly Zoom meetings to help you stay informed on policies, as well as hold space for connecting and sharing experiences. Our members continuously delve into rich discussions about the facilitators and barriers they face, as well as identifying initiatives to streamline the SAP application process. 

We also have opportunities for members to co-create resources by joining working groups.

In between bi-monthly meetings, our members can stay engaged through the use of our asynchronous platform, Google Group. Through discussion threads, valuable insights have been exchanged on topics including SAP application experiences, resources, and more!

With emerging psychedelic regulations and policies, we acknowledge the increasing need for community and support. The SAP Community of Practice serves as a means for MAPS Canada to bridge the gap between practitioners, researchers, suppliers, and policy experts. As opposed to working in silos, let’s work together to advance practice and policy in psychedelic medicine!

Want to contribute and stay informed?

We welcome:

  • Professionals who are interested in learning more or have questions about accessing psychedelics through the SAP
  • Professionals who have previously submitted applications to the SAP (both successfully and unsuccessfully) and want to share lessons learned
  • Suppliers interested in providing medicines through the SAP
  • Policy and regulatory experts who want to bring their knowledge of contextual factors to the process

We envision the community to be:

  • A vibrant place to discuss what works and what doesn’t in applying to the SAP, and to ask questions about related topics (e.g., patient education)
  • A place to identify gaps in knowledge and practice, and to co-create resources to address them
  • A one-stop “shop” for resources and expertise.

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