Our Values

We Respect Our Patients

We are committed to doing all we can to mitigate suffering and promote the personal, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our patients/clients who suffer from end-of-life distress.

 

We Respect Legal & Ethical Boundaries

Though we seek a change in law, we serve our patients in full compliance with current law and the ethical and practice standards of our professional associations.   We do not advocate “underground” psychedelic psychotherapy, or any illegal or unprofessional activity in the course of pursuing our goals.

 

We Respect Human Rights

Our case to the Minister of Health is founded on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 7: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person”.  This is the basis for affirming that Canadians in dire psychological need have the right to try psilocybin as a “reasonable medical decision” when other treatments have been ineffective.

 

We Respect Science

We believe in evidence-based medicine.  In making our case that the choice to use psilocybin for a medical purpose represents a “reasonable medical decision” for a patient in end-of-life psychological distress, we rely only on peer-reviewed research conducted during the last decade in leading mainstream institutions such as Johns Hopkins, UCLA, New York University and Imperial College London.  We also look closely at the discussion of that original research by professionals for other professionals in scientific journals.  We are focusing specifically on psilocybin for treatment of end-of-life anxiety and depression partly because that’s where the research is currently most robust.