Nectara

A world where all people can find well-being

Psychedelic experiences can be crucial in sparking a new paradigm of health, connection, and harmony. Focusing on the peak experience itself isn't enough to fulfill that potential. Holistic and long-term support is needed to bridge the psychedelic experience into powerful and sustainable everyday changes.

The psychedelic space has a preparation and integration debt. With our partners, we are helping journeyers, retreats, and facilitators solve that problem.

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An old man smiling after a psychedelic journey
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Our philosophy

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Every day is a ceremony

We’re in the less psychedelics and more integration school of thought. Each and every moment of life can be grounds for peeling the layers, deepening our wellness practices, and expanding our awareness. Through daily intentionality and dedication, we view integration as a continually unfolding journey.

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Wellness is holistic

Psychedelics are not a magic bullet. We believe that for long-term and sustainable growth to occur, all aspects of our mind, body, and soul must be held and nurtured. The dark and the light. Psychedelic wellness means engaging with a variety of modalities, practices, and perspectives to help guide the deep process necessary to fully embody our highest potential.

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Science meets sacredness

Blending modern scientific perspectives with wisdom traditions gives us a more complete view of the world and a richer lens from which we can experience life and our journey back home. By bridging the two together, we are helping people harness and reach deeper levels of connection with themselves, others, and our shared web of life.

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Co-creating a new paradigm

Our lives and what we create are only as good as the quality of our relationships. We strive to show up in ways that favour collaboration over silos, regeneration over extraction, intention over speed, and purpose over profit. We are in sacred service to a greater story than ourselves and we stand for the ethical expansion of the psychedelic space.

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Social enterprise

Intentional and purpose-driven

We founded Nectara as a social enterprise—striving to embody the lessons of empathy, mutuality, and interconnection that psychedelic medicines have blessed us with. Giving back and reimagining business as kinder, more collaborative, and heart-centred are at the core of why we exist.

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10% of our net profits are donated to Chacruna's Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative.

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Supporting the ethical unfoldment of the psychedelic space by uplifting and collaborating with aligned partners, retreats, and people.

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Sliding scale pricing and pro-bono services are built into all our offerings, from hourly rates to our events and community spaces.

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Guided by our community and guiding principles to welcome in better ways to live, serve, and grow.

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Business as a vehicle for regeneration. We strive to operate as a means towards self-reflection and as a practice of embodiment for the lessons plant medicines are teaching us. From our legal structure to our relationships, intention and purpose are woven into everything we do.

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Our team

Arjun Basu

Arjun Basu

Content Strategy

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Louis Belleau

Louis Belleau

Community Lead

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Vincent Gravel

Vincent Gravel

Developer

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Eric Hubbell

Eric Hubbell

Lead Engineer

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Esther Lee

Esther Lee

Copy Editor

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Elaine Lim

Elaine Lim

Co-Founder

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Sheida Livai

Sheida Livai

Partnerships

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Pascal Tremblay

Pascal Tremblay

Co-Founder

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Our advisors

Elliot Bridgewater

Elliot Bridgewater

Lawyer

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Cory Firth

Cory Firth

Storyteller

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David Gomes

David Gomes

Mindfulness Teacher

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Peter Hughes

Peter Hughes

Finance

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Dr. Pam Kryskow

Dr. Pam Kryskow

Medical Doctor

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Sadaf Lotfalian, PhD

Sadaf Lotfalian, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

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Joseph Mays

Joseph Mays

Ethnobotanist

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Lore McLaren

Lore McLaren

Therapist

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Trevor Millar

Trevor Millar

Practitioner

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Samantha Rayner

Samantha Rayner

Marketing

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Brent Vatne

Brent Vatne

Engineer

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Equity, diversity and inclusion

We're committed to an ongoing process of growth and self-reflection to help us in co-creating safer and more inclusive offerings. We're in the early stages of forming an advisory group to help guide us on that journey. Want to apply? Learn more

Raven Marie

Raven Marie

Guide

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Lore McLaren

Lore McLaren

Therapist

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Kester Reid

Kester Reid

Teacher

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Frequently
asked questions

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