Vegan Society of Canada

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Vegan philosophy and lifestyle

We are a registered non-profit corporation. Our mission can be explained in many pages or a few words: Reduce harm for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. Our main way to achieve this is to promote the adoption of a vegan lifestyle.

The promotion of a vegan lifestyle achieves our dual charitable purpose of protecting and maintaining both the public's health and the environment. We do this through various means like public outreach, articles, information sessions, etc. As a member of the Vegan World Alliance (VWA) we adhere to the shared vision and mission of the VWA.

Unfortunately, so much funding goes towards small companion animals often because even though donors would like to help all animals, there is no Canada wide charitable organization to do so. Please join us in our efforts to benefit all animals, including human animals, and the environment through a vegan lifestyle.


At Your Service

Speaking for veganism

Do you need someone to speak about veganism? "Lettuce" know and we'll be there

Vegan certification

We offer low cost vegan product certification and free certification to qualified small businesses. Our certification process is rigorous and contains various techniques to ensure manufacturing is free from animal products and by-products. Contact us for more details.

Vegan news

Keeping you updated on important news to vegans in Canada.

Linking communities

Linking the hundreds of individual communities throughout Canada to provide communion, communication and community among vegans as well as seemless transition for vegans on the move.

Local group hosting

Thinking of forming a non profit? Instead, consider coming under the umbrella of the Vegan Society of Canada with an address like Instead of spending time with Revenue Canada, spend time helping animals.

Vegan financial services

We are developing vegan financial services like daily banking and investments ETF. Contact us and add your name to the waiting list and be notified as funds become available. It is our mandate to ensure that our savings are used as loans for people and businesses that are compatible with the vegan philosophy as stated above.

Legal workshop

We aim to develop legal workshops so that people across the country can safely exercise their right to demonstrate peacefully and intervene or disrupt when the law permits. Contact us for more details or to help make this a reality.

Media inquiries

On a deadline to file a piece and need quick turnaround on a vegan related topic? Don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to assist you. To ensure a prompt response, please inform us of your deadline when you contact us.


We are implementing new requirements to insure events align with our vision and mission. If you are an event organizer and want to be added to our list please contact us.

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We believe that it is still possible to run a charitable organization with volunteers and want to give everyone the opportunity to experience the practice of giving. Therefore we need your help, if you want to contribute there is a place for you. We are looking to fill many roles like social media poster, committee members, outreach program, journalist, editor, translator (french), farmer, researcher, Msc. & PhD. student in the broad field of psychology and neuroscience, administrative assistant, executive assistant, legal, news publications, public relations, public speaker, graphic designer, artist, etc...


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Latest News

January 2021

The truth about Canada's emissions
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 4th 2021

In a recent report, the World Meteorological Organization had some sobering projections. They forecast that we have a 24% chance of exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius before 2024 and a 70% chance...

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December 2020

Call for volunteers
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 23rd 2020

This year has been a challenging one for all animals for various reasons, and while we expect challenges to continue, we look forward to the many ways and opportunities to benefit all animals in the coming years...

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Thank you: An overview of our work in 2020 and a look at 2021
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 20th 2020

Thank you to all our donors and volunteers for your continued support throughout 2020! What follows is a brief update of our activities we did not discuss in previous articles, and a forecast for 2021...

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Coronavirus mutation in Danish minks
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 4th 2020

On November 4th, the Danish government announced, then later retracted, that it will kill all minks being raised on farms, about 17 millions individuals, due to a very serious mutation of the virus in minks that potentially puts the effectiveness of vaccines currently being developed at risk...

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November 2020

Non-compliant certification schemes
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 21st 2020

We are aware of various certifications currently available in and outside of Canada that we have banned. We will provide further details in our annual update, but we had some success in having the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) change their definition of what is vegan...

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