Welcome to MAPS canada

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) Canada is committed to planning, conducting and publishing scientific research and education supporting the beneficial uses of psychedelic medicines, including treatment for medical conditions, neuroscience, creativity and spirituality.  

Supported by rigorous scientific evaluation of risks and benefits and through partnerships with academic, health, hospital and community organizations, MAPS Canada envisions a world where psychedelic therapies are legally and widely available.

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Psychedelics are back and they offer transformation in a world that desperately needs it.


Current research with psychedelics is yielding promising results in the treatment of trauma, end of life anxiety, depression and addiction. This wave of resurgence has not come about by chance. At the heart of this psychedelic renaissance is a solid foundation of rigorous scientific studies on these substances and MAPS Canada is the organization that has been spearheading a lot of this important work in Canada.

Currently, MAPS Canada has been supporting studies to legalize MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorders which are now entering into the final phases of clinical trials.

Hear more from Mark Haden, Executive Director of MAPS Canada about the exciting and transformative future of psychedelic treatments in the video above. 

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We have currently raised $209,000 towards our new stretch goal of 250k


How Psychedelics Can Provide Relief From PTSD

It is vital that we begin to recognize the urgency of identifying effective and accessible treatments for PTSD and other mental health issues. Based on the current lack of such treatments, this urgency may involve investigating some substances that had been previously deemed as “drugs of abuse” for the last half a century.

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