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. In our effort to protect the public’s health and the environment we will always:

  • Recognize and respect different races, cultures, and genders
  • Act in an objective, peaceful, and compassionate manner
  • Keep up and consult with the latest scientific research and consensus
  • Use an inclusive, encouraging, and a calm approach

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.


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. 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 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.


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

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


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

August 2019

A review of the scientific evidence on the health risks of dairy products
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 3rd 2019

When the new Canadian food guide made water their beverage of choice, we were glad that scientific evidence and common sense prevailed over profit and disease. Let’s review the current scientific evidence with regard to the health risks of dairy...

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July 2019

More vegan labelled product containing dairy recalled by CFIA
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 19th 2019

Once again we wanted to warn vegans, and the Canadian public at large, of a series of products labelled vegan under the Probar and Chocolats Favoris brand containing milk...

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The verdict on tackling our climate emergency in 2018: We failed
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 13th 2019

We know we are in trouble when a major fossil fuel corporation tell us we have grounds to be concerned. While 2018 saw many promesses of the climate emergency being taken seriously, unfortunately it turns it these were just empty words...

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A plant diet increases many biomarkers indicative of good health
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 6th 2019

There are a barrage of research being published constantly and much of it has various problems from simply being early research that needs broader validation to having some strong conflict of interest. Today we will go over one of those papers that shows some promise but that we would normally skip...

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June 2019

Warning of food labelled as "plant-based" that contains animal-based ingredients like meat, eggs or dairy
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 30th 2019

We are continuing to work with the CFIA to fix their errors with regards to their definition of vegan labelling and will update you as soon as possible. For the time being we wanted to further issue a warning concerning practices of labelling food as "plant-based" that contains animal-based ingredients like meat, eggs and/or dairy...

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