2024 Canadian Psychedelic Summit

July 17 - 21, 2024

Shape the Future.

July 17 – 21, 2024

We are on the precipice of a new psychedelic revolution. Join leaders across sectors to shape the future of psychedelic research, practice, therapy, entrepreneurship, and policy in Canada.

Centering Indigenous and voices of colour, our mission is to imbue the psychedelic landscape with greater diversity, practicing a way of being with equity and accountability at our core.

We gather on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Klahoose, Tla’amin, and Homalco Nations, on beautiful Cortes Island, BC.


Crystal Dawn Silas, MD

Clarity Breathwork Practitioner, Harm Reduction & Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Set & Setting Consultant, Wellness Retreat Facilitator, Physician, Herbalist

Brian Rush

Emeritus Scientist/Executive Lead for VIRGO
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/VIRGO Planning and Evaluation Consultants Inc

Navin Sahjpaul

Music Therapist (BMT), Certified Yoga Teacher, Artist (Musician, Writer), Mental Health Advocate

Pedram Dara

Former MDMA Therapy Trial Participant and Head of Product & Operations
OPEN Foundation
Krusheska Quiros


Technologist, Music Archivist & DJ

Maya Moreno

Xoxhihua, Poc Trans/Queerness, Connection, and Resilience
Maya Moreno

Brad Necyk

Executive Director
Psychedelic Puppet Show

Meet Your Team


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

Kim Haxton

Lead Facilitator
Co-founder, IndigenEYEZ
Raad Seraj

Raad Seraj

Founder, Mission Club, Minority Trip Report
Advisory Committee
Francine Douglas

Francine Douglas

MAPS Canada Board Member, Manager, Sacred Circle Wellness
Advisory Committee

Dr. Pamela Kryskow

Medical Lead, Roots To Thrive, Clinical Instructor, UBC, Adjunct Professor, VIU
Advisory Committee

Alycia Fridkin

Indigenous Health Collaborative Practice and Policy Lead, Provincial Health Services Authority
Advisory Committee

What to Expect

The 3rd annual summit promises to be a yet another transformative experience, featuring inspiring storytellers, workshops, and opportunities for deep relationship and community building. Key Themes:
  • Reciprocity & Respect: Discover how relationship and reciprocity can lead to more inclusive and effective approaches to psychedelic research, therapy, and community building. Practice deep listening and respect for Indigenous communities that have stewarded medicines for millenia.
  • Accountability & Repair: Explore approaches toward restorative justice based on empathy, restoration, and community empowerment. Practice addressing harm, fostering resilience, and building more equitable and compassionate societies.
  • Healing and Well-being: Discover the potential of psychedelics for mental health, personal growth, and healing as we explore their therapeutic applications.
  • Social and Cultural Impact: Discuss the ethical, legal, and social implications of psychedelics and their role in society.
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Why Attend:

  • Learn: Gain insights from experts and thought leaders on the cutting edge of psychedelic research, entrepreneurship, art, and therapy.
  • Connect: Build lasting relationships with like-minded individuals and professionals who share your passion for psychedelics and your commitment to values.
  • Commit: Discover how to be in relationship with the land, Indigenous people, and commit to a just path forward.
  • Transform: Be inspired, explore, and co-create a path forward for our nation, inspired by the potential for personal and societal transformation medicines offer.

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Featured Speakers:

Stay tuned for updates on our lineup of thought-provoking speakers, including leading researchers, therapists, advocates, and visionaries in the field of psychedelics.

Check out the 2023 Canadian Psychedelics Summit agenda and stay updated on the latest news, speaker announcements, and registration details by signing up for our newsletter and following us on social media.

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Who Should Attend

This interdisciplinary Summit welcomes individuals from the psychedelic community as a whole. 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 if finances are a barrier.

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Tuition: $1200 CAD

Meals & Accommodation: Campus stay rates are in addition to tuition, and range from $750-2000 depending on your accommodation choice. Campus rates include accommodation, 3 gourmet meals a day, unlimited drinks, daily movement activities, hot tubs, and campus facilities.

Scholarships: 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.  Learn more and apply here

Getting to Hollyhock is easy! Take the stress out of travel and ride the Mushroom-mobile. For your convenience, Hollyhock organizes a charter to take you directly to Cortes Island with pickups in Vancouver and Nanaimo. Enjoy comfortable air conditioning, and an extra opportunity to connect with your fellow participants on board. Top your trip off with a 30-minute boat ride across the Salish Sea, keeping an eye out for whales, seals, and eagles! Round-trip tickets are $325 from Vancouver or $275 from Nanaimo

Our Partners

We are grateful to our Partners and Funders who provide content input and support accessibility with the BIPOC scholarship fund. Please connect with us to be part of making this powerful event possible.

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Community Amplifiers

Thank you to our community amplifiers for uplifting our work!

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Psychedelic Association of Canada