Vegan Society of Canada

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Vegan philosophy and lifestyle

We are a registered non-profit corporation. Our vision can be explained in many pages or a few words: to end the exploitation of all animals, including human animals. 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 cooperate with others when appropriate to achieve our vision and mission.

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 certification of products, services, and free certification to qualified small businesses. Our certification processes and standards are rigorous and contains various techniques to ensure our vision to end animal exploitation can one day be a reality. Contact us for more details.

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.

Mental health support

The Vegan Support Line is a free chat and email based mental health support line. All our volunteer responders self-identify as vegans and have work and/or volunteer experience in the field of mental health, clinical health, or social work.

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.

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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As we work to achieve our vision to end the exploitation of all animals globally we welcome volunteers and supporters from any country. We have said repeatedly that people should only support organizations that align with their values and we are following our words with actions by being a home to all those who want to further our vision.

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...

If your ideal role is not on this list or you have a separate idea you would like to explore we are also open. The basic is if people want to help we will find something that they are interested in and that will further our vision. Come and help us shape the future of veganism.


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Latest News

November 2022

We have updated our article on the health risks of eggs and cholesterol
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 23rd 2022

We have updated our review of the scientific evidence on the health risks of eggs and cholesterol with new information on dementia and Alzheimer's disease, as well as downloadable infographics.

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We are banning Kashi products
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 21st 2022

We are banning Kashi brand products from vegan certification and putting the Kellogg Company under negative watch.

Many years ago, there was almost nothing labelled vegan which led to people making things from scratch. Fast forward to 2022, there are many foods labelled vegan, but we are faced with having no idea exactly what it means, even from organizations that self-identify as vegan or businesses that self-certify...

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We have updated our article on the exploitation in the cocoa industry
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 20th 2022

We have updated our article on the exploitation of animals in the cocoa and chocolate industry with downloadable infographics.

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Alzheimer's disease, dementia and the cholesterol link
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 18th 2022

We have known the health risks of cholesterol for a while. However, something that is less well known is the link between a diet high in animal foods and all causes of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease...

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October 2022

The precautionary principle
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 14th 2022

The precautionary principle in veganism is a crucial pillar, and without it, veganism would crumble or become a mindless list of things we avoid without any reason or logic to help explain it. We are dedicating an entire article to this principle...

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