Our name is yours too 

The Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) is changing its operating name, and because serving our community is at the core of what we do, our name is yours too. Help shape the future of our work to support the vegan movement in Toronto! 

How to participate 

Provide your feedback through our survey about the name of our organization. The survey will be open until Friday March 5th, 2021.

Our work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our members, donors, volunteers and the local community. Thank you for taking the time to give your input!

Why is TVA changing its name?

Seventy-five years ago, a small but dedicated group founded TVA during a time when there weren’t many resources for vegetarians.

Since then, TVA has transformed into a pro-vegan, registered non-profit organization with more than 1,000 members. We publish Toronto’s Veg Guide of veg-friendly business offerings, provide resources and social groups, and host multiple events including Veg Food Fest, which attracts more than 40,000 attendees in a typical year.

However, our name hasn’t kept up with this transformation. We recognize it’s time for a change – but we want your input! 

How will this impact TVA?

Our name is changing, but our values are staying the same. TVA encourages and supports all choices towards a plant-based lifestyle. While our inclusive framework encourages all efforts to reduce animal consumption, we believe that vegan diets offer the greatest potential benefits to human health, environmental sustainability, and ending animal suffering and exploitation. 

With the name change, TVA is heading in new and exciting directions. We are developing a new strategic plan and will be able to share an update with you soon.

Next steps

Your feedback will be used to support the development of a new name for TVA. Stay tuned for more information on our name change project!