Vegan Society of Canada


From links to local associations, current events, resources and discussion on issues of interest to vegan living in Canada. We aim to provide it all. Find Out More

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.

We aim to provide a central organization to provide the link between all of Canada's local associations, assist with funding when in the scope of charitable law, provide vegan certification at low costs, and generally provide the public with information, assistance and organization regarding all things vegan in Canada.

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. We aim to be this organization. If you have something to share: News, events, vegan discounts, reviews or anything you think could benefit all vegans living in Canada, please send us a message.

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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. Our certification process is rigorous and contains various techniques to ensure manufacturing is free from animal products and by-products. We also offer consulting services at no charge to those who want to self certify. 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 ottawa.vegancanada.org. 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.

Events


The 2019 festival season will be updated once enough dates have been finalized. In the mean time we are keeping the 2018 calendar for reference since we expect festivals to keep similar dates.

Spring 2018

Veggie Fest Hamilton, Hamilton ON, May 5 2018 Mississauga Vegfest, Mississauga ON, May 12 2018 Powell River VegFest, Powell River BC, May 12 2018 Kelowna Vegan Festival, Kelowna BC, May 26-27 2018 VegExpo, Vancouver BC, May 27 2018 Niagara VegFest, Niagara Falls ON, June 2-3 2018 Ottawa Veg Fest, Ottawa ON, June 2-3 2018 VegFest Calgary, Calgary AB, June 16 2018

Summer 2018

KW VegFest, Kitchener ON, July 7 2018 Sarnia VegFest, Sarnia ON, July 8 2018 Vegtoria, Victoria BC, July 21 2018 Muskoka VegFest, Huntsville ON, August 11 2018 Toronto Vegandale Food and Drink Festival, Toronto ON, August 11-12 2018 St. John's VegFest, St. John's NL, August 26 2018 Toronto Veg Food Fest, Toronto ON, September 7-9 2018 Winnipeg VegFest, Winnipeg MB, September 15 2018 Peterborough Vegfest, Peterborough ON, September 16 2018

Fall 2018

VegFest Guelph, Guelph ON, September 22 2018 Bronte Vegan Food Fair, Oakville ON, September 23 2018 Halifax VegFest, Halifax NS, September 23 2018 VegFest Edmonton, Edmonton AB, September 30 2018 Windsor VegFest, Windsor ON, October 1 2018 Durham Vegan Fest, Whitby ON, October 13 2018 Kingston VegFest, Kingston ON, October 20 2018 Montreal Vegan Festival, Montreal QC, October 20-21 2018 VegFest London, London ON, November 10 2018

Volunteer


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, manager, board members, committee members, outreach program, journalist, editor, translator (french), farmer, researcher, Msc. & PhD. student in the broad field of psychology and neuroscience, legal, news publications, public relations, public speaker, graphic designer, etc...

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Latest News

February 2019

Strengthening our motivation: Compassion and protecting the health of animal agriculture workers
Vegan Society of Canada News, February 6th 2019

We have anything but great compassion for those who have to work in animal agriculture, more specifically those who do the actual killing for us in slaughterhouses...

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January 2019

The new Health Canada food guide
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 23rd 2019

After years of reviewing all the scientific evidences, Health Canada released their new food guide. We will have more extensive coverage in the weeks to come but for now we will like to share major changes that are in the new guide. One of such change is that Health Canada recommends our plates be proportionally filled with at least 88% of plant-based foods.

In addition, to make sure nobody ignore the science and is tempted to get stuck in the past Health Canada makes it clear: The drink of choice is water...

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EAT-Lancet report: A discussion of the shift to a plant-based world
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 19th 2019

The new 'planetary health diet' released by the EAT-Lancet commission is in many ways similar to the previously released Greenpeace’s report, in this article will explore the many implications...

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Is 2019 the year of lab-grown meat?
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 5th 2019

There has been tremendous progress in lab-grown meat and the beginning of the end seem to be coming for conventional animal agriculture...

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December 2018

Charges laid against corporations in animal cruelty case
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 31st 2018

As a Canadian rarity, charges were laid against two corporations under the federal Health of Animals Regulation. Usually individuals are charged and corporations themselves escape any consequences claiming that all of these incidents are isolated...

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