MAPS Canada: Examining The Psychedelic Renaissance
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Since 1986, MAPS has set out on a mission to change the way we relate to psychedelics by providing evidence-based, honest public education about the risks and benefits of psychedelics.  

We need your help to support psychedelic science. It’s time to bring transformation back into people’s lives. One simple way to help support us and gain a lot of value yourself is by attending our Webinar Series! Find out more here




The Crisis We Are Facing

• By age 40, about 50% of the population will have or have had a mental illness.

• Currently, one in six North Americans will suffer from PTSD in their lifetime.

• Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. 

• In 2018, 4,588 Canadians lost their lives to opiates.

• In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health problem or illness.

• Suicide accounts for 24% of all deaths among 15-24 year olds and 16% among 25-44 year olds.



Psychedelics offer transformative ways to treat things like PTSD, depression, addition and other mental illnesses.




How Can You Help?

It's simple...

  1. Donate: any and all donations help our cause. Research is expensive and needs financial support. 
  2. Spread the word:
    1. Share this campaign with your friends.
    2. Sharing how psychedelics have personally helped you can be really effective!
    3. Post to your social media and hashtag #Examiningthepsychedelicrenaissance on Instagram and Twitter
    4. Forward this campaign through the social sharing buttons above!
  3. Start or join a team: Create your own team as part of our campaign, click on register and support this important research with a group of your friends or on your own!
  4. Support drug policy in your area: Learn about what organizations in your area are doing to combat the stigma around psychedelics and see if you can help! 


Where will your money go? 


Specifically, donations to this campaign will go directly to helping fund the following current projects:

  1. Eating Disorder Study: Phase 1 has been funded. We now need more support to bring psychedelic treatments to those suffering from eating disorders. More info here.
  2. Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD:​ Two separate studies that will be looking at individual and couples therapy.  More info here.

If you help fund MAPS Canada, we will help change the world 




A bit of History

In the early 1950s, psychedelic drugs were considered promising treatments for a broad range of psychological and psychiatric conditions. Due to misinformation, ignorance and political pressure, their legal use for healing purposes and the advancement of psychedelic research was halted in the 1960s despite the growing interest and support of the medical community including psychologists, psychiatrists, scientists, and researchers.

  • MDMA was first made in 1912 and was used to improve psychotherapy in the 1970's. Both the non-medical and therapeutic use of MDMA were made illegal in 1985.

  • Currently, one in six North Americans will suffer from PTSD in their lifetime.

  • PTSD is highly correlated with depression, addiction, and suicide.

  • According to a study published in the CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has become a global health issue, with prevalence rates ranging from 1.3% to 37.4%.

  • 58 veterans committed suicide after their service in the Afghan War; many of them had PTSD.

  • A study published in JAMA Psychiatry determined that roughly 271,000 Vietnam vets still have full war-zone-related PTSD that meets some diagnostic criteria 40 years after the war.

With your help, we can continue to change these alarming statistics and support the legalization of psychedelic medicine.

MAPS Canada is in the process of conducting research investigating the effectiveness of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of various mental illnesses with full approval and involvement from Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). path to legalization

Matching Contributions

If you would like to sponsor this campaign and match our donor's contributions please contact us.  We will feature you in our campaign page and in our ongoing correspondence. 

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• Steven Quinn

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MAPS Canada is excited to introduce, ‘Examining the Psychedelic Renaissance’ Season 2!


We have an amazing lineup of 25+ speakers, 15+ live episodes and 10+ private events for you. Our speaker lineup includes researchers, psychologists, rabbis, ministers and shamans. Join our host Shannon Smadella as she sits down with experts to explore the world of psychedelic therapy!


September 22nd - December 29th
Every Tuesday from 5PM - 6:15PM PST


▪️Regular—$75 Season Pass
▪️Early Bird—25% off Season Pass before September 22nd
▪️Single Episode Pass—$15


Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 9th at 10AM PST

Purchase tickets here:


**All ticket proceeds go towards supporting psychedelic research.**



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