The psychedelics field is experiencing rapid and exciting growth in Canada and abroad. As we stand on the precipice of establishing a regulated market for medical access, MAPS Canada invites leaders to pause, connect, and create a vision for the future fitting of the revolution that psychedelics promise.
The Canadian Psychedelic Summit is the first in a series of annual gatherings that will bring together leaders across sectors to explore a vision for psychedelics in our nation centered around equity and ethics.
We offer a supportive environment to have the challenging conversations facing our field. Beyond envisioning the future of psychedelics, together participants will co-create how we wish to do this work, inviting a community of shared commitments and accountability.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Led by facilitator and medicine practitioner Kim Haxton, our time together will center the embodied knowledge of Indigenous peoples, creating space for ceremony, storytelling, and connection with ourselves, one another, and the natural world. With these foundations in place, we will lean into the most challenging conversations facing the psychedelics landscape, creating a movement for the future.
The Canadian Psychedelic Summit offers five days of inspiring talks, structured group and breakout sessions, as well as unstructured time for socializing, rest, and community connection.
Over five days, our curated community of 60 participants will:
The Summit will take place at Hollyhock’s campus on Cortes Island BC, situated on the traditional ancestral territory of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, and Homalco nations. Hollyhock’s campus includes a lush garden, sunny beach, hot tubs overlooking the ocean, winding paths through the forest, and the magic of nighttime bioluminescence. From nourishing meals, to cozy handcrafted accommodations and from rejuvenating bodywork, to complimentary activities like yoga and rowing, it’s an incredible setting to connect and reflect.
DATE AND TIME
Starts with dinner on August 5. Ends with lunch on August 10
MEALS & ACCOMMODATION:
Rates range from $560 to $1875, excluding tuition.
We believe that everyone should have equitable access to this program experience, and that our diverse community should be reflected in all that we do. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to access through our scholarship program. While we strive to be accessible and inclusive to all, a limited number of scholarships are available ranging from 25%-100% of costs.
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. If you prefer to have a conversation instead of completing a form, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book time for a phone call. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Please contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This interdisciplinary Summit welcomes individuals from the psychedelic community as a whole. We truly want this to be an opportunity where voices from a wide range of stakeholder groups are present to help bring to life a long-term vision for psychedelics in Canada that is representative of all Canadians.
We invite people working across research, not-for-profit, public health, underground, market, government and other communities to bring their valuable experience and knowledge to this interdisciplinary space.
With a key outcome to shape a more equitable field, we encourage in particular participants from equity-denied communities to attend, including folks who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, neurodiverse, physically disabled, and those seeking economic equity. Scholarships are available to support participation.
Hollyhock and MAPS Canada are working to make sure our gatherings and events are accessible and valuable to diverse communities. We welcome and encourage applicants who will bring diversity to the Summit, including but not limited to diversity of gender, race, ability, sexual orientation, and class. We know that important, exciting, and innovative work is happening on the margins.
Given the limited number of spots available to attend in person, participation is by application, which will be curated by the Core Team and Summit Advisory Committee who will review applications to reflect the most diverse and representative community possible. We encourage you to apply soon to be considered for early admission. The final application deadline is June 6.
PARTICIPATE FROM AFAR
Even if you aren’t able to attend in person, we want to invite you to share your voice. Stay tuned for opportunities to contribute your vision, as well as how we’ll share what happens at the gathering.
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