Vegan Society of Canada

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Vegan philosophy and lifestyle

We are a registered non-profit corporation. Our vision can be explained in many pages or a few words: to end the exploitation of all animals, including human animals. 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 cooperate with others when appropriate to achieve our vision and mission.

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 benefit 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 certification of products, services, and free certification to qualified small businesses. Our certification processes and standards are rigorous and contains various techniques to ensure our vision to end animal exploitation can one day be a reality. Contact us for more details.

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.

Mental health support

The Vegan Support Line is a free chat and email based mental health support line. All our volunteer responders self-identify as vegans and have work and/or volunteer experience in the field of mental health, clinical health, or social work.

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.

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.


We are implementing new requirements to insure events align with our vision and mission. If you are an event organizer and want to be added to our list please contact us.

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As we work to achieve our vision to end the exploitation of all animals globally we welcome volunteers and supporters from any country. We have said repeatedly that people should only support organizations that align with their values and we are following our words with actions by being a home to all those who want to further our vision.

We are looking to fill many roles like social media poster, 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, artist, etc...

If your ideal role is not on this list or you have a separate idea you would like to explore we are also open. The basic is if people want to help we will find something that they are interested in and that will further our vision. Come and help us shape the future of veganism.


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Latest News

July 2022

Issues with the veganic label
Vegan Society of Canada News, July 15th 2022

Vegan certification, with its numerous serious issues like the animal testing loophole, the exploitation of non-human and human animals in part via slavery and slavery-like conditions, and the fallacy that plants are inherently better are among issues we consider to be akin to the wild west. By definition, anything that relies on what veganism is, like “veganic” farming certification, must also be similarly labelled...

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June 2022

Apathy towards animals
Vegan Society of Canada News, June 16th 2022

One cannot help but notice a distinct contradiction when it comes to animal exploitation. As research has shown, in one sense, most people are horrified when a dog or cat is abused, but they are much more apathetic toward animals in the agricultural industry and even more indifferent to animals used in testing laboratories. The level of concern for invertebrates is nonexistent...

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May 2022

"PlantGate" at the IPCC
Vegan Society of Canada News, May 17th 2022

Despite CO2 levels in the atmosphere continuing to rise, we no longer seem to be talking about the climate crisis. We have coined the term "PlantGate" upon reviewing the latest IPCC report, and we aim to bring climate change back to the forefront...

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April 2022

Methionine: A double-edged sword
Vegan Society of Canada News, April 18th 2022

We have discussed many times in the past the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle. Unfortunately, as we discussed in our article about superbugs, our current economic system fails when it comes to producing cures that are not profitable, such as antibiotics. This also applies to the health benefits of a vegan lifestyle, which unlike traditional medicine is hard to monetize for businesses...

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March 2022

Introducing our mental health support
Vegan Society of Canada News, March 25th 2022

The Vegan Support Line is a free chat and email based mental health support line. All our volunteer responders self-identify as vegans and have work experience in the field of mental health, clinical health, or social work. It’s open to anyone who would benefit from emotional and mental support and prefers to chat with those who self-identify as vegans, whether or not it is related to veganism...

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