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 benefits all animals, including human animals, and the environment through a vegan lifestyle.

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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 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 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


Spring 2019

Veggie Fest Hamilton, Hamilton ON, May 4 2019 VegExpo, Vancouver BC, May 5 2019 Mississauga Vegfest, Mississauga ON, May 11 2019 Kelowna Vegan Festival, Kelowna BC, May 26 2019 Ottawa Veg Fest, Ottawa ON, June 1-2 2018 Powell River VegFest, Powell River BC, June 1 2019 Windsor VegFest, Windsor ON, June 9 2019 VegFest Calgary, Calgary AB, June 15 2019

Summer 2019

KW VegFest, Kitchener ON, July 6 2019 Sarnia VegFest, Sarnia ON, July 8 2019 Vegtoria, Victoria BC, July 20 2019 Vancouver Vegan Festival, Vancouver BC, July 27 2019 Veg on the Block, Charlottetown PE, August 4 2019 Muskoka VegFest, Huntsville ON, August 10 2019 Toronto Vegandale Food and Drink Festival, Toronto ON, August 10 2019 St. John's VegFest, St. John's NL, August 26 2019 Toronto Veg Food Fest, Toronto ON, September 6-8 2019 VegFest Edmonton, Edmonton AB, September 14 2019 Peterborough Vegfest, Peterborough ON, September 15 2019 Montreal Vegan Festival, Montreal QC, September 21-22 2019 VegFest Guelph, Guelph ON, September 21 2019 Winnipeg VegFest, Winnipeg MB, September 21 2019

Fall/Winter 2019

Bronte Vegan Food Fair, Oakville ON, September 22 2019 Halifax VegFest, Halifax NS, September 22 2019 Fredericton VegFest, Fredericton NB, October 19 2019 Durham Vegan Fest, Whitby ON, October 20 2019 Kingston VegFest, Kingston ON, October 26 2019 VegFest London, London ON, November 9 2019

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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, manager, board members, 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, etc...

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Latest News

November 2019

Ocean rising: Special report on the ocean and cryosphere
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 15th 2019

The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the ocean and cryosphere is out and not surprisingly confirms that we are selfishly destroying our oceans and all its inhabitants. The oceans have already done much for us to protect us from our own selfishness...

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Broad recall of Compliments brand fresh-cut vegetables
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 3rd 2019

We wanted to warn the Canadian public of a broad recall by the CFIA of Compliments brand fresh-cut vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenes...

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October 2019

Discussion of vegan labelling
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 21st 2019

We have discussed before the issues with the word vegan being used on products that are not vegan certified. Today we will not cover why having independent third-party certification is a good idea as this is the same reasoning that all Canadians have already accepted with regards to organic, kosher, halal and many other non food certifications in Canadian society...

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Got misery?
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 6th 2019

As we have discussed before, the people working in slaughterhouses, who kill the animals that eventually land on our plates, go to work each day doing a job that most of us would never do. Nevertheless, we are schedule to import this misery starting in early 2020...

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September 2019

Climate Emergency: What Are Canadians Willing to Do About It?
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 15th 2019

The results of this new survey published by the CBC should be of grave concern. On the one hand it’s a good sign that Canadians do not seem to have a bias against giving up meat. On the other hand, the reason we do not have a bias against giving up meat in particular is simply because we seem to be disinclined to do anything at all....

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