Vegan Society of Canada


From links to local association, 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 make the link between all our local associations, assist with funding when in the scope of charitable law, provide vegan certification at low costs, and generally provide the public facing organization for 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 discount, reviews or anything you think could benefit all vegans living in Canada 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 certification. Our certification is rigorous and contains on-site mandatory inspection and audit regardless of the seemingly simple nature of the product. We also offer the same consulting services freely 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 hundred of individual communities throughout Canada to provide seemless transition for vegans on the move.

Local group hosting

Thinking of forming into a non profit? Instead consider coming under the umbrella of the society with an address like ottawa.vegancanada.org and 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 on the waiting list and be notified as things become available. The time as come to insure that our savings are not use as loan for people and businesses that are incompatible with the vegan philosophy.

Legal workshop

We aim to develop legal workshop so people accross the country can safely exercise their right to manifest peacefully and intervene when the law permits. Contact us for more details or to help making this a reality.

Media inquiries

On a deadline to file a piece and need quick turnaround on various vegan related topics? Don’t hesitate to contact us and will do our best to respect your delay. To insure a prompt response please email us your deadline.

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, graphic designer, etc...

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Latest News

August 2018

Just the facts: Vitamin B12
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 12th 2018

We wanted to discuss vitamin B12 and dispel the wrong information we often see being repeated....

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Discussions of Greenpeace's meat and dairy consumption target
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 7th 2018

We wanted to both congratulate and discuss Greenpeace's meat and dairy consumption target for 2050...

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We must do more
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 7th 2018

We must do more. The latest estimate for meat consumption for 2018 and projection for 2019 for the USA are out and apart from milk, we can see the US is breaking all time high records and Canada is also following in their footstep increasing since 2014...

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New Gallup polls on veganism
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 7th 2018

A new Gallup poll should help lay to rest, as we have discussed before, the misconception that following a diet compatible with the vegan philosophy is only for the rich and famous

Americans earning less than $30,000 annually are more likely to identify as vegetarian. Nine percent of this group say they are vegetarian, a higher percentage than is true of Americans in the two higher-income groups. Differences in levels of veganism among these three groups are not statistically significant.

Unfortunately it also confirm once more that the rate of veganism has been stagnant for a long time.

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Emission impossible: How big meat and dairy are heating up the planet
Vegan Society of Canada News, August 2nd 2018

Did we talk about climate change yet? Of course we are biased: We have a bias against human caused mass extinction events and the suffering it will cause to all animals including human beings. As we have discussed before, without any action we are on track for 4-5 degrees Celsius increase by 2100 way above the 2 degrees Celsius limit of the Paris agreement let alone the more lofty goal of 1.5 degrees.

This new report by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy confirms our internal calculations that the original FAO report is underestimating the emissions of animal agriculture. Reducing, or better yet eliminating, our meat, dairy, and eggs consumption is one of the only way to significantly affect climate change without the need for technological innovation, government, or corporate intervention. Do not delay any longer. Join one of our local community in your area or contact us for help on how to get started.

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