Join the Toronto Vegetarian Association
“Joining TVA helped me to connect with others and become part of a passionate community.”
Providing people with information and support for more than 65 years, the Toronto Vegetarian Association is Toronto’s go-to resource for all things veg. Charitable contributions fund all of TVA’s programs – from printing the Vegetarian Directory to purchasing books and videos for the TVA Resource Centre.
Why be a member?
All members receive our Toronto Veg Card, which offers savings at over 100 vegetarian and veg-friendly restaurants, health food stores, vacation spots, cooking classes and more throughout the GTA. Plus, Toronto Veg Card holders get discounted prices on ticketed events from time to time.
As a member of TVA, you’ll also receive our quarterly Lifelines newsletter where you’ll receive cookbook reviews, recipes, and the latest news and events of interest to the vegetarian community. Plus you’ll see your membership donations at work, getting updates about TVA programs and new projects.
Any contribution beyond the annual Toronto Veg Card fee of $25 or above the monthly value of $2/Toronto Veg Card are eligible for a charitable tax receipt.
But most importantly, as a member of the Toronto Vegetarian Association, you’ll remain connected to Toronto’s vegetarian community, with support from TVA social groups, exciting vegetarian events and more.
Already a member?
eLifelines is the online voice of the Toronto Vegetarian Association. A monthly eNewsletter, distinct from the quarterly print Lifelines, eLifelines gives you quick updates on the latest vegetarian news, upcoming events, classifieds from fellow members of the veg community, as well as a monthly recipe to go along with the food of the month’s nutritional profile. If you’re not yet signed up, click here before the next issue comes out!
Toronto Veg Card
Save 5-15% on meatless meals & groceries
Take advantage of amazing deals at more than 100 businesses in the GTA. Save 5-15% on organic veggies, tofu and other groceries at health food stores; on tasty meatless meals at premiere restaurants; and on related products and services. Just show your card for great deals at your favourite business.
What are you waiting for? Click here to make your secure, online donation right now and be part of Toronto’s vegetarian community!
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.
Please note: A $5 gift will be requested for re-issuing lost Toronto Veg Cards.