Going vegan is the most powerful action one can take to work towards a more just world and integrate respect for all beings into daily life. Sometimes, though, it may not feel like enough. Fortunately, Montreal is home to many organizations that work to address animal and food justice issues. Below is a list of organizations that actively promote veganism. There is no shortage of opportunities to get involved and help educate the public.
Based out of Pointe-Claire. Recent actions include tabling at Montreal-area Cégeps.
Their blogs contain the most up-to-date information and interesting articles on the history of veganism. They also publish a quarterly newsletter.
Association végétarienne de Montréal
Montreal’s preeminent vegan organisation. They host events such as film screenings, seminars and cooking workshops, organise social activities, and table at exhibitions and fairs. Members benefit from reduced fees for events and discounts at local businesses and restaurants.
Concordia Animal Rights Association
A Concordia University student club. They often work together with other groups to stage protests and outreach events.
Global Action Network
GAN’s website offers a guide to becoming vegan and a list of vegetarian restaurants in Canada.
McGill Animal Liberties
A McGill University full-status student club. Membership is open to the public. They often work in concert with other local organisations . They also publish a biannual newsletter, The McGill Vegan.
This volunteer and worker-run food collective is based out of McGill University. They provide free/by donation vegan lunches five days a week, Monday through Friday, at 12:30 in the Shatner building on McGill campus.
Concordia University’s vegan soup kitchen. They serve over five hundred students and community members daily.
Veganic Agriculture Network
This Quebec and Ontario-based group works to promote plant-based agriculture in North America. They also host a Yahoo! discussion group.