It is with great joy that we inform you that on June 5th, 2017, Health Canada granted our Section 56 Exemption. The exemption process first began in 2001, and through the years many people have contributed different forms of support. We offer gratitude to all those who have provided Céu do Montréal with practical, moral, spiritual and financial assistance.
The exemption granted to Céu do Montréal is exclusively for Céu do Montréal. This exemption will allow us to import and serve our Sacrament, the Santo Daime, in our spiritual rituals.
While through our efforts we have made it possible, in principle, to obtain an exemption, this exemption does not mean that the use of Ayahuasca or Daime is legal as such in Canada. Each legitimate organization must apply to Health Canada for their own exemption, and for all information regarding the exemption process. Any importation or activities conducted with Ayahuasca/Daime without a Section 56 exemption from Health Canada will be considered illegal by the Canadian government.
It will take a little bit of time before we are able resume our calendar of Works and to receive new visitors, so we ask for your continued patience. Also please be patient if there is a delay in responding to requests. We will announce the date for a Visitor’s Information Session shortly for those who sincerely wish to learn more about our Centre and the Santo Daime religion.
Viva the Santo Daime!
Viva Céu do Montréal!
Rev. Dr. Jessica Rochester
Céu do Montréal