2023 Canadian Psychedelic Summit

Women relaxing in a sofa

creating space for ceremony, storytelling, and connection with ourselves, one another, and the natural world

August 16-20, 2023

Cortes Island, British Columbia

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, Hollyhock invites leaders to pause, connect, and create a vision for the future fitting of the revolution that psychedelics promise.

After a successful first year, the Canadian Psychedelic Summit is now back for its 2nd annual gathering. The Summit continues to bring together leaders across sectors to explore a vision for psychedelics in our nation centered around equity and ethics. We will offer a container to have the challenging conversations facing our field. Beyond envisioning the future of psychedelics, participants will co-create how we wish to do this work, inviting a community of shared commitments and accountability.

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.


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Create connections and develop relationships across diverse sectors and perspectives

Flowers grow abundantly in Hollyhock's campus garden on Cortes Island.



Contemplate a short and long-term vision for psychedelics in Canada, leaning into challenging conversations with trust and goodwill
People taking a walk in nature on Cortes Island


Shape the Industry

Create shared agreements about how we wish to shape the psychedelic industry, with equity at its core



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.

Meet Your People


We would like to offer a special thank you to our Planning Team & Advisory Committee


Hollyhock´s Leadership Institute students and staff raising hands for the photo

Tuition: $1200

Scholarships: Program experiences are enriched by having a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities.

A limited number of scholarships are available per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. 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.

Gardens at Hollyhock Retreat Centre on Cortes Island


Lush trees welcome you and you hear the sounds of the ocean and birdsong. Smiling staff make you feel like you have arrived… “home”. Hollyhock breathes relaxation from every sturdy tree, soft breeze and vivid sunset. The natural wisdom of Cortes Island beckons you to explore and we offer a number of activities to enrich your stay with us. Connection is at the center of Activate. When we are connected to nature, to ourselves and each other, we strengthen our movements and empower our work. You will leave feeling whole. We can’t wait to welcome you.

Our Partners

We are grateful to our Partners and Sponsors who provide critical support to ensure success and to increase accessibility by supporting the conference scholarship fund. If you are interested in partnering, please connect with us.

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Community Amplifiers

Thank you to our community amplifiers for helping support, uplift, and work together to eliminate barriers to equity and economic access!