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2023

Thank you: An overview of our work in 2023 and a look at 2024
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 22nd 2023

Thank you to all our donors and volunteers for your continued support throughout 2023. What follows is a brief update of our activities and a forecast for 2024...

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Fundraising campaign
Vegan Society of Canada News, December 1st 2023

The Vegan Society of Canada has been running on 100% volunteer power since the beginning. All donations are used only for the benefit of the organization. No volunteers, including directors, receive salaries or any other forms of payment.

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Climate and pollution update
Vegan Society of Canada News, November 16th 2023

Several significant developments have occurred since our last climate change update. While none of them on their own warrant a lengthy discussion, this compilation provides a brief summary of four key areas...

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Unintentional versus intentional actions
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 12th 2023

There has been much debate over what constitutes “intentional” versus “unintentional” exploitation and what this means for human animals and other animal rights. Regarding killing within the human species, Pnevmatikos explains that intent is the mitigating factor in determining guilt in a court of law, specifically when killing in self-defence or accidentally...

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Vegan printing and our new ebook
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 15th 2023

After much dedicated effort by numerous individuals, we are thrilled to announce the release of our ebook centered around veganism. Initially it will only be available through Google but within the next months we expect to be available on ITunes as well...

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We have updated our article on the exploitation in the fishing industry
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 31st 2023

We have updated our article on the exploitation in the fishing industry with new downloadable infographics.

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Burger veganism and greenhouse farming
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 15th 2023

There have been many arguments, both academically and among laypersons, about the impacts of crop agriculture versus animal agriculture. One popular argument against veganism is that more animals have to be harmed to produce fruits and vegetables...

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Call for volunteer
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 16th 2023

Not too sure what to do? One is never too young or too old to start making a difference. We have many open positions and ask that people be able to commit at least 4 hours per week for 6 months. Come and join us as a volunteer and change the world.

Just the facts: Our Vegan certification
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 9th 2023

Our certification process time varies greatly and depends broadly on the complexity of the product, number of factory and/or processing plants to certify and the number of products to certify...

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Perils of plastic pollution
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 14th 2023

We’ve known for a while that plastics are ubiquitous. They are part of pretty much all consumer products made in the last decades and have been polluting our oceans, lands and foods since. We are now investigating how ubiquitous plastics are...

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We have updated our article on cholesterol and dementia
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 31st 2023

We have updated our article on the effect of cholesterol on dementia and Alzheimer's disease with new information on dementia and downloadable infographics.

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Water shortage caused by dairy and other beverages
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 17th 2023

There are a lot of negative externalities from the dairy industry, not the least of which is the killing and exploitation of animals. But what is often ignored and causes suffering is no access to potable water...

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The cycle of exploitation
Vegan Society of Canada News, February 17th 2023

We should be eternally grateful that a vast majority of animals are incapable of enacting revenge on human animals for how they are treated. But, we have seen the many ways exploiting animals comes back to bite us–whether that’s in the form...

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Country of origin labelling issues
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 20th 2023

Country of origin labelling continues to be a contentious issue at the public level as it pertains to animal exploitation. The narrative concerning the interconnectedness of animal exploitation has long sought to unify the rights of all animals...

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New Country of origin labelling requirement for our vegan certification
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 20th 2023

We cannot wait for solutions to come from the government or anywhere else. Nobody will achieve our vision for us. This is why, in addition to the many requirements in our vegan certification, we are putting in place new Country of Origin Labelling...

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New videos on veganism to foster change
Vegan Society of Canada News, January 7th 2023

We have an ongoing mandate to evaluate how we exploit animals. In collaboration with our colleagues from the Vegan World Alliance, we are releasing a series of short videos that we hope will inspire reflection and provide additional incentive...

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