Roots to Thrive and Ketamine Assisted Therapy Initiatives Giving Page

Vancouver Island University professor Dr. Shannon Dames is working with a multi-disciplinary team of health professionals to co-develop a multi-modal therapeutic model that will be one of the first of its kind in North America. The Roots To Thrive Ketamine-Assisted Therapy program (RTT-KAT) combines a research-based community of practice framework (Roots to Thrive) and other treatment modalities, including Ketamine-Assisted Therapy to maximize one’s healing and thriving capacity.  

The Roots To Thrive-KAT program, run through Vancouver Island University and supported by Island Health Authority, takes place over 12 weeks and is currently registered as a quality improvement project within the health authority. We are seeking funds to sponsor individuals or cohorts (first responders, veterans, healthcare workers, etc.) that suffer from PTSD or treatment resistant depression to complete our 12 week program. Thank you for your support.