Cooking Up Sunshine

Hello! Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Barbi, TVA’s Donor and Volunteer Resources Coordinator and I’ve decided to join in on the blog fun that my colleague Carly enjoyed over the summer. Soon you’ll also be meeting Autumn, one of our past communications interns. Ever since the 29th Vegetarian Food Festival, people have been asking me what it’s like post-festival. “It must be such a relief!” “You finally get some relaxing time!”. Actually….no! Thanks to such an amazing, committed army of volunteers that the Toronto Vegetarian Association has, things don’t slow down after the Festival, and the office has been a buzz as we plan for almost non-stop outreach. Since September 8th, Toronto Vegetarian Association volunteers have staffed tables at Word on the Street, a Wellness Fair in Oakville and two Humber College events, and by the end of today will have also given out about 10,000 leaflets promoting a vegetarian diet on university campuses in the GTA. But there is one thing that changes in the office post-festival, and that’s the unveiling of the fully stocked, newly organized, bursting bookshelves full of all the latest and greatest vegetarian titles that shipped in just before September 6th. If you… Read More

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Cupcakes for Critters

A common reason people wind up giving up pets to shelters is because they can no longer afford to care for them, and being able to get pet food at food banks can be a big help. That’s why the Vegetarian Resource Centre is collecting donations of pet food for food banks in exchange for cupcakes on Saturday, July 20th. That’s right: we’re offering a free cupcake for every donation of pet food you bring in! When? Saturday, July 20th from 1 to 4 pm Where? Vegetarian Resource Centre (17 Baldwin Street, second floor) We regret our location is not wheelchair accessible, however volunteers in the Resource Centre will happily meet you downstairs for the exchange. 416-544-9800 What? Get a free cupcake for each donation of pet food you bring in! While supplies last. Questions? Email If you prefer to purchase only vegan dog food, in Toronto you can find it at Timmie Dog Outfitters or have a Global Pet Foods order some for you. Read More

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