“Over more than 60 years, the Toronto Vegetarian Association has become Toronto’s go-to resource for all things veg.”
~ Brenda Davis, Registered Dietitian and author
The Toronto Vegetarian Association relies on the support of its donors for everything we do – from the small costs of ordering fact sheets and vegetarian starter kits for outreach events to the massive endeavour of coordinating North America’s largest annual Vegetarian Food Festival.
Here are three ways to support our work:
Give monthly as a Vegucator – Help provide ongoing support for veg outreach through our Vegucator monthly giving option. The support of over 100 monthly donors provides reliable funding that helps to provide information and support to all who need it.
Get the Toronto Veg Card - A contribution of $25 qualifies you for a Toronto Veg Card and membership with the Toronto Vegetarian Association for one year. Any amount beyond the basic $25 fee (or beyond $2/month for monthly donors) qualifies for a charitable tax receipt.
Make a special donation - Special donations to TVA have enabled much of the growth we’ve experienced in the last few years – we rely on donor generosity to fund the creation of our new website, to pay for Festival presenters’ travel and accommodations, to grow the impact of our programs and much more.
If you have questions or to donate by phone, please call 416-544-9800.
Donor Bill of Rights
The Toronto Vegetarian Association endorses the Donor Bill of Rights, established by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To ensure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the nonprofit organizations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
I. To be informed of the organization’s mission, of the way the organization intends to use donated resources, and of its capacity to use donations effectively for their intended purposes.
II. To be informed of the identity of those serving on the organization’s governing board, and to expect the board to exercise prudent judgment in its stewardship responsibilities.
III. To have access to the organization’s most recent financial statements.
IV. To be assured their gifts will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
V. To receive appropriate acknowledgement and recognition.
VI. To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.
VII. To expect that all relationships with individuals representing organizations of interest to the donor will be professional in nature.
VIII. To be informed whether those seeking donations are volunteers, employees of the organization or hired solicitors.
IX. To have the opportunity for their names to be deleted from mailing lists that an organization may intend to share.
X. To feel free to ask questions when making a donation and to receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers.
To request information about any of the above, please call 416-544-9800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.