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2023 Canadian Psychedelic Summit

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The 2023 Agenda has been confirmed!

The 2023 Canadian Psychedelic Summit, led by ceremonial facilitator Kim Haxton, is a unique opportunity to take part in an intimate gathering with fellow leaders in the Psychedelic landscape.

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. Experience the grounding that comes with gathering in a beautiful natural setting, nestled between the ocean and cedar forests.

Join us to be part of a movement working together toward a more just and ethical future of psychedelic medicine in Canada. Register Now!

Introducing the 2023 Speakers

Paul Stamets Plenary Poster

Special Guest: Joining us for one night only Paul Stamets will be presenting an evening plenary.

Psilocybin Mushrooms, Bridging Cultures across Continents: A Worldwide Re-Awakening

Paul’s talk will cover the psilocybin movement through history into the modern epoch, an overview of the most clinically significant studies, the newest research on psilocybin analogues, microdosing, and the implications for creating a paradigm shift in the ecology of consciousness.  Will psilocybin help you be a healthier, happier, and better Earth citizen? Will psilocybin be the tipping point in the next quantum leap in the evolution of humans? Let’s look at the evidence together for an informed discussion. 

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Kim Haxton

Ceremonial Facilitator

Kim Haxton (Potowatomi) is from the Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario. She has worked across Turtle Island and abroad in various capacities but always with a focus on local leadership.

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Darwin Douglas

Evening Storytelling Host 

Darwin is responsible for strategic oversight, management and operation of the businesses. As a council member for the Cheam First Nation and director of Cheam Enterprises Inc., Darwin is well-versed in First Nation’s politics, and business development and strives to assist Nations in achieving economic independence.

Francine Douglas

Francine Douglas

Plenary Speaker: Successes & Learnings from the Psychedelic Landscape

Stó:lō from Sts’ailes Nation and Tsimshian from Metlakatla Nation, Francine works with several organizations to reclaim and restore Indigenous connection to the land and build Indigenous intergenerational wealth.  She is founder of iStó:lō, an Indigenous-focused marketing and communications company.

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Navin Sahjpaul

Presenter: Sound Healing 

(Music Therapist, BMT, Certified Yoga Teacher, Musician, Mental Health Advocate) is a South Asian man of colour who identifies as an Indo-Canadian (he/him). Both of his parents were born in India and immigrated to Canada at a young age with their families. He resides and works in Vancouver, BC and his life journey thus far has led him to pursuing a career path in being of service in this world.

Alycia Fridkin

Breakout Session: Applying an Equity Lens to Policy in the Psychedelic Sector

This session provides an introduction to policy analysis from an equity-oriented perspective, with specific application to the psychedelic sector. Participants will explore how policies can perpetuate or disrupt inequities within the psychedelic community, including issues related to access, effectiveness, and experiences within psychedelic initiatives. Using policy tools and frameworks presented in the session, participants will have an opportunity to apply an equity lens to issues in psychedelics, and identify how changes to policy can make psychedelic initiatives safer, fairer and more socially just.

Damian Kai Norman

Breakout Session: Breathwork

Come join us for an experiential breakout session on the therapeutic practice of Conscious Connected Breathwork, focusing on nervous system repatterning. There is a transformative power behind coming together as a collective to engage in group work that allows us to tap into our vulnerability, authentic expression, and sense of empowerment.

Learn more about the 2023 Canadian Psychedelic Summit here!

Community Partners  

We are grateful to our Community Partners for their contributions to the vision and planning of the 2023 Canadian Psychedelic Summit.

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