The MAPS Canada School of Psychedelics provides education to promote safe, legal, and equitable access to psychedelic medicines.

The School provides programs for everyone from clinicians and researchers to policy makers and to anyone interested in learning more about psychedelics. By using equity based lenses to share information the School will honour the Indigenous heritage of psychedelic medicines and lead the movement for legalization in a direction that will benefit all people.​

Seminar Series: Launching May 1, 2023

Psychedelics in Canada: Past, Present, and Future

The Psychedelics in Canada: Past, Present, and Future seminar series is Canada’s most comprehensive digital education program on Psychedelics.

This seven part seminar series bridges the gap between ancestral knowledge and modern science. Seminar topics include history, pharmacology, legal and regulatory context, research evidence, therapeutic approaches, and practical considerations for conducting psychedelic research.

Each seminar will be led by subject experts who bring a wealth of experience in psychedelic research, clinical practice, policy, and education, ensuring participants receive a well-rounded and in-depth understanding of the complex world of psychedelics. Weaved throughout each seminar is an equity and diversity-based  lens, presenting content from Indigenous, racialized, and patient perspectives to provide considerations that should be applied to all aspects of psychedelic medicine.

Participants are welcome to register for individual seminars or for the entire series as a bundle. The seven seminars each contain approx 2 hours of video instruction. A new seminar will be released each month, and for each seminar there will also be a live 1-hour virtual forum for questions and discussion during the month it is released. These sessions will be recorded and available to everyone who registers. Content will be available until December 2024.

Attendees will receive a Certificate of Completion that may be eligible for continuing education credits.

Seminar #1 Flashbacks: An historical overview of psychedelic research and Canada’s contributions
Dr. Erika Dyck and Thomas Hardle (opens May 2023)

Seminar #2 Healing and Psychedelics in Indigenous Communities
Francine Douglas and Kayla Breelove Carter (opens June 2023)

Seminar #3 Coffee vs. LSD: Pharmacology of psychoactive substances
Dr. Olga Chernoloz and Francine Douglas (opens July 2023)

Seminar #4 Access to Psychedelics: The legal and regulatory landscape
Dr. Rielle Capler, Susan Chapelle, Paul Lewin, Jack Lyod and Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah(opens September 2023)

Seminar #5 Overview of Current Psychedelic Research
Dr. Brian Rush, Dr. Olivia Marcus and Kim Haxton (opens October 2023)

Seminar #6 Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Approaches
Dr. Anne Wagner, Kayla Breelove Carter and Sabina Pillai (opens November 2023)

Seminar #7 Considerations for Conducting Psychedelic Research
Sabrina Ramkellawan and Jimena Chalchi  (opens December 2023)