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.

We aim to provide a central organization to provide the link between all of Canada's local associations, assist with funding when in the scope of charitable law, provide vegan certification at low costs, and generally provide the public with information, assistance and organization regarding all things vegan in Canada.

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. We aim to be this organization. If you have something to share: News, events, vegan discounts, reviews or anything you think could benefit all vegans living in Canada, please send us a message.

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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


Spring 2018

Veggie Fest Hamilton, ON, May 5 2018 Mississauga Vegfest, ON, May 12 2018 Powell River VegFest, BC, May 12 2018 Kelowna Vegan Festival, BC, May 26-27 2018 VegExpo, BC, May 27 2018 Niagara VegFest, ON, June 2-3 2018 Ottawa Veg Fest, ON, June 2-3 2018 VegFest Calgary, AB, June 16 2018

Summer 2018

KW VegFest, ON, July 7 2018 Sarnia VegFest, ON, July 8 2018 Vegtoria, BC, July 21 2018 Muskoka VegFest, ON, August 11 2018 Toronto Vegandale Food and Drink Festival, ON, August 11-12 2018 St. John's VegFest, NL, August 26 2018 Toronto Veg Food Fest, ON, September 7-9 2018 Winnipeg VegFest, MB, September 15 2018 Peterborough Vegfest, ON, September 16 2018

Fall 2018

VegFest Guelph, ON, September 22 2018 Bronte Vegan Food Fair, ON, September 23 2018 Halifax VegFest, NS, September 23 2018 VegFest Edmonton, AB, September 30 2018 Windsor VegFest, ON, October 1 2018 Durham Vegan Fest, ON, October 13 2018 Kingston VegFest, ON, October 20 2018 Montreal Vegan Festival, QC, October 20-21 2018 VegFest 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, journalist, editor, translator (french), farmer, researcher, Msc. & PhD. student in the broad field of psychology and neuroscience, legal, news publications, public relations, public speaker, graphic designer, etc...

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Latest News

October 2018

We must do more to prevent human caused climate change
October 14th, 2018

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released another report ahead of the COP24 summit in Poland later this year. The report is titled "Global Warming of 1.5c", continues to remind us that

Limiting warming to 1.5°C is possible within the laws of chemistry and physics but doing so would require unprecedented changes
Some of those unprecedented changes of course have to do with animal agriculture and our diet...

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Dairy farmer aid package
Vegan Society of Canada News, October 2nd 2018

Are you against the dairy concession made in the new NAFTA agreement USMCA? Do you feel like you keep fighting for a smaller and smaller share of the pie amid globally slumping sales...

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September 2018

Balanced plant-based diet one of the healthiest
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 28th 2018

It should now be clear that a simple balanced plant-based diet is one of the healthiest diet. In case there is still some doubt one of the most comprehensive study just published talks about the dangers of low or high carbohydrate diet and the benefits of plant-based foods...

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Just the facts: Which sugar is not vegan certifiable
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 25th 2018

In Canada we have an oligopoly in the sugar market so it is fairly simple, and one of them is not vegan certifiable...

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Just the facts: Alcohol, health and which ones are not vegan certifiable
Vegan Society of Canada News, September 14th 2018

It may come as a surprise that the top wines sold in Canada are not vegan certifiable, and no amount of alcohol consumption is safe...

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