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.

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.

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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 as festival dates come in. In the mean time we are keeping some of the 2018 calendar for reference since we expect festivals to keep similar dates.

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 VegFest Calgary, Calgary AB, June 15 2018

Summer 2019

KW VegFest, Kitchener ON, July 6 2019 KW VegFest, Kitchener ON, July 6 2019 Sarnia VegFest, Sarnia ON, July 7 2019 Vegtoria, Victoria BC, July 20 2019 Powell River VegFest, Powell River BC, August 10 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 4 2019 Toronto Veg Food Fest, Toronto ON, September 6-8 2019

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, administrative assistant, executive assistant, legal, news publications, public relations, public speaker, graphic designer, etc...

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Latest News

May 2019

Objective profit: How to save 1.2 trillion USD
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 18th 2019

Today we're going to look at a very important part of motivation: Profit. We could discuss how profit is not the best motivation to have and we could even discuss why having legal entities whose sole purpose is to maximize profit was not one of our brightest idea and is probably one of the cause we are where we are today. Nevertheless, it would be foolish to ignore that for many entities profit is the driving motivation...

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Government of Canada tries to redefine what food are suitable for vegans
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 15th 2019

We noticed in the last year an influx of businesses being confused about the word vegan, contacting us having trouble with overseas customs and requiring urgent certification, and an increase of Canadian products being labeled vegan that are not suitable for vegans and not vegan certifiable. We were puzzled as to why this was happening until we became aware of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) information...

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April 2019

Happy 75th Vegan Birthday
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 10th 2019

Before the year passes us by, we wanted to wish everyone "Happy 75th birthday"! This year marks an important milestone in the history of veganism...

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Canada's changing climate report
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 4th 2019

According to a new climate change report published by the Government of Canada the Canadian story is more catastrophic then the global one as we are warming up at double the global rate...

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March 2019

Review of the new Health Canada food guide
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 5th 2019

After doing some more extensive research, our initial conclusion on the new Canadian food guide is largely unchanged.

However, while crunching numbers, we came upon some interesting results with regards to similarities between the new Canadian food guide and the EAT-Lancet planetary health diet...

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