You can email us for our current list of shamans that we’re aware of in Canada or for advice about finding a shaman in the Amazon.
AyahuascaCanada also co-operates with the Companionship of the Sacred Vine which has an application into Health Canada for a legal exemption to serve Ayahuasca in Canada based on Amazonian shamanism.
You may also be able to locate ceremonies in Canada by searching in Meetup.com groups, Facebook groups or other social media groups that deal with Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is illegal in Canada (with some religious exceptions), but there are numerous ceremonies being conducted across the country.
There are legal ceremonies currently being conducted by Santo Daime and União do Vegetal (UDV) churches in Canada. These churches combine Christianity and other heritages when serving ayahuasca. There are a number of these churches operating in Canada.
If you’re fortunate enough to find a qualified shaman in Canada who is conducting ceremonies, use some discretion and follow his or her instructions accordingly. However, based on news reports, the authorities don’t seem to be actively prosecuting people taking ayahuasca at this time. This could change at any time but the Ayahuasca Defense Fund offers compelling reasons as to why authorities should not be prosecuting people who take or administer the medicine.
Without getting too deeply into the reasons for the illegality of the medicine, Graham Hancock offers a compelling insight on his banned Ted Talk on YouTube.