Hiring a Program Assistant for the McVitie program

How to apply:
Qualified and interested applicants are invited to email their resume with a cover letter to We thank all interested applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

About Vancouver Humane Society 

The Vancouver Humane Society has existed since 1985 to provide an alternative to sheltering animals. Over time, animals have been helped through trap-neuter-return programming and more recently, providing funding for veterinary assistance for people and their pets who are in need. The Vancouver Humane Society is also an organization working to end the exploitation of animals, and has programming focused both on the reduction of animal use in food and in entertainment. The office is a vegan environment, with vegan defined as: “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” 

The Opportunity 

The Program Assistant reports to the team responsible for managing the fundraising and service delivery for the McVitie program, which provides veterinary assistance to people and animals in need. The primary responsibilities include writing stories for social media and the website about the animals in need, and liaising with pet guardians and veterinary hospitals to gather photos and follow-up after the procedure to find out how the pet is recovering.  


  • Collect and assemble stories and photos for fundraising, while providing a trauma-informed listening ear for pet guardians.  
  • Follow up with veterinary clinics to provide payment for services.  
  • Transcribe voicemails from guardians for the Program Manager.  
  • Assist with other tasks as necessary to support the smooth functioning of the program. 

About You 

✔ You are a quick learner and capable of understanding complex social situations. 

✔ You enjoy telling succinct and meaningful stories. 

✔ You have great attention to detail. 

✔ You thrive in working as a team. 

✔ You have an understanding of structural poverty and of the benefits companion animals receive and provide in the lives of structurally vulnerable people. 

✔ You are happy to promote and articulate the mission, mandate, philosophy, and values of the Vancouver Humane Society, including both a passion for animal well-being and for trauma-informed service delivery. 

✔ You work within an anti-oppression framework and have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. 

✔ You have efficient organizational skills including understanding of basic accounting, computer software including Word, Excel, and WordPress, and have strong record keeping, scheduling, and problem-solving abilities. 

✔ You are skilled at prioritizing, self-directed, and self-motivated and have strong, concise communication skills to keep the VHS team well-informed about your work activities. 

✔ You are detail-oriented with a strong grasp of English grammar and are comfortable shifting your writing style to accommodate for different audiences. 

✔ You are comfortable and happy to eat a plant-based diet when in the office environment. 

Benefits of Joining the VHS Team 

Vehicle use: Use of a vehicle is reimbursed at $.61/km. 

Dog-friendly workplace. 

Supportive & friendly work environment. 


· Start Date: ASAP. 

· Permanent – Part-time, 20 hrs – week / Flexible schedule. 

· Location: Broadway and Main, remote work. 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Salary: $22.00 /hour 

Application deadline: August 14, 2022

Urgent Care

Urgent bladder surgery for Brewsky

Brewsky needs a life-saving bladder surgery

Update: We received an invoice for the surgery from the veterinarian, and the cost is a littler higher than anticipated, at $2553. Thank you for your donations to reach this goal!

When Brewsky became lethargic and wasn’t able to urinate, his guardian Don became concerned about his best friend. They are very close and Don quickly realized this behaviour was not normal.  Living as a very low-income person, Don knew he would not be able to pay for the full costs of Brewsky’s care and reached out to the Vancouver Humane Society for support.  Once we confirmed funding, he brought Brewsky straight to the vet. 

The vet determined that Brewsky is dealing with un-dissolvable bladder stones that will need to be removed to allow him to properly urinate again.  They are completing the costly cystotomy surgery, and hopefully Brewsky will be able to go back home soon.

Don told VHS, “I’m really grateful for your help. I’ve been walking around here like a lost pup! I never dreamed that a cat would be my best friend. He’s a people’s cat, he’s so social it’s incredible. He’s like a dog! I spend a lot of time with him.”

Brewsky 9 years old and truly is Don’s best friend. Can you help Brewsky get better by donating?

Media Release

Two Metro Vancouver animal attractions under investigation for animal cruelty

VANCOUVER, March 10, 2022 – Animal advocates have decried conditions at the Vancouver Aquarium and Greater Vancouver Zoo for years. According to the Vancouver Humane Society (VHS), the observed psychological state of several animals in both facilities necessitated a report to BC SPCA, which enforces laws regarding animal welfare for wild and exotic animals in captivity in the province. The BC SPCA notified VHS that an investigation has been opened into the two facilities.

Video footage taken in 2022 and released by the VHS reveals a hippo floating listlessly in a barren indoor pool; a lion endlessly pacing along the fence that separates him from his captive pride; African penguins, unable to escape public view, standing for long periods of time huddled around a door in their enclosure; sea otters repeatedly trying to peel back the edges of their tank; a Steller sea lion abnormally sucking on the ground.

Keeping wild animals in captivity can prevent them from expressing their natural behaviours, says VHS Campaign Director Emily Pickett. Pickett notes that when animals are unable to express their natural behaviours, they begin to engage in “stereotypic behaviours” – repetitive, purposeless movements like a tiger pacing or giraffes biting and licking a bar, both of which can be seen in the video footage released by VHS.

“Consider that a giraffe’s natural habitat ranges from the size of Stanley park to the size of Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, and Surrey combined,” says Pickett. “By comparison, the giraffe enclosure at the Greater Vancouver Zoo is thousands of times smaller than their natural roaming distance.”

Public support for animal captivity is waning, according to a new survey carried out by Research Co. The polling data reveals that 89 percent of British Columbians oppose the international trade of exotic, wild animals to be kept on display in permanent captivity in zoos and aquariums.

The survey also revealed mixed opinion on other zoo and aquarium practices. 49 percent of British Columbians support keeping animals in permanent captivity for entertainment and education, while 44 percent are opposed; the remainder are undecided. 

Advocates concerned about the plight of captive exotic animals can sign a petition calling on the B.C. government to update the Controlled Alien Species (CAS) regulation to include animal welfare considerations; prohibit the keeping, breeding and transport of all exotic species for permanent captivity; and close loopholes that currently permit CAS animals to be kept in zoos and aquariums, for film and tv, and in research and education institutions.



Hiring a Program Coordinator for Farmed Animal programs

How to apply:
Qualified and interested applicants are invited to email their resume with a cover letter to info at We thank all interested applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

About Vancouver Humane Society

The Vancouver Humane Society has existed since 1985 to provide an alternative to sheltering animals. Over time, animals have been helped through trap-neuter-return programming and more recently, providing funding for veterinary assistance for people and their pets who are in need. The Vancouver Humane Society is also an organization working to end the exploitation of animals, and has programming focused both on the reduction of animal use in food and in entertainment. The office is a vegan environment, with vegan defined as: “a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.”

The Opportunity

The Program Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of the Vancouver Humane Society’s farmed animal advocacy programs, particularly focused on plant-based food advocacy for individuals and institutions, and the maintenance and promotion of the website.

Ideal skills and competencies:

Marketing, Sales, Customer Relationship Management, Excel, WordPress, Canva, knowledge of food systems, advocacy.

Duties and responsibilities:

Coordinating the promotion of to individuals, including:

  • Developing a strategy for advertising, including print media and social media,
  • Purchasing advertising,
  • Coordinating volunteers and contractors for graphic design,
  • Coordinating with Communications Director to promote advertising,
  • Engaging in public outreach, including presentations, attending events, etc.
  • Managing and monitoring funds in and out,
  • Tracking success by meeting identified targets;

Coordinating the promotion of to institutions and achieving commitments to a reduction in the volume of animal products served, including:

  • Preparing written information briefs for municipalities, food service agencies and the province,
  • Coordinating with volunteers and consultants to develop and update web-based print marketing materials, recipes and a recipe database, and guidance materials around purchasing for food service providers, and
  • Conducting research around potential partners and target audiences, organizing phone calls and in-person meetings and presentations where appropriate to partner with public and private agencies (e.g. schools, municipal parks and community centres, retirement homes, hospitals, corporate cafeterias) to assist with increasing their plant-based options and associated commitment.

Collaborating with agencies working towards the reduction of farmed animal suffering,

Providing program-specific information to VHS team members for publications, including newsletter, fundraising appeals, board reports, annual reports and grant applications,

Working in collaboration with the Campaign Director on farmed animal advocacy opportunities,

Adhering to VHS’s ethical standards in accordance with the Society’s mission and vision whenever representing the Society, and

Completing other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and skills (note, VHS is happy to employ someone who may not have every listed knowledge and skill if they are a good fit for the role):

  • Completed degree at the undergraduate level or 2 years of related work or community experience;
  • Demonstrated experience of working on a project with people with backgrounds other than your own;
  • Demonstrated experience of working to eliminate institutional isms such as racism/ableism/transphobia in previous jobs;
  • Demonstrated customer service/stakeholder relations and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with staff, Board, donors, vendors, and the public;
  • Demonstrated experience developing and implementing marketing strategies;
  • Well-developed planning and organizational skills necessary for effective project management;
  • Demonstrated experience using social media platforms effectively;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use software and web applications efficiently, including WordPress;
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office effectively;
  • Demonstrated trustworthy nature, able to use discretion when handling confidential information;
  • Demonstrated experience in the supervision of volunteers;
  • Demonstrated experience giving presentations and engaging in advocacy, including the ability to engage effectively with target audience/decision-makers; and
  • Capacity to travel locally for meetings, presentations, and outreach, including transporting materials from the office, and setting up outreach materials.
  • Familiarity with food systems and foodservice industry considered an asset.
  • Comfort and familiarity using Canva an asset.
  • Comfort and familiarity editing videos an asset.

As individuals working or volunteering for the Vancouver Humane Society, we commit to expanding our awareness of social justice issues, checking our privilege, listening, learning, and unlearning about how to disrupt oppressive institutions in our community through our mission work. We recognize that every person has a basic right to human dignity, respect, and equitable access to resources.

Benefits of Joining the VHS Team

Use of a vehicle is reimbursed at $.50/km.

Pet-friendly workplace.

Supportive & friendly work environment.

Health & dental benefits.


· Start Date: Flexible, as soon as possible.

· Permanent – Full-time, 37.5 hrs – week / Flexible schedule.

Reports to: Executive Director

· Salary: $48,750/year

How to apply:
Qualified and interested applicants are invited to email their resume with a cover letter to info at We thank all interested applicants, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

Application deadline: March 6, 2022

Media Release

Vancouver Humane Society offers veterinary assistance funds for flood-impacted pets

Vancouver, Nov 20, 2021 – The Vancouver Humane Society is assisting with the needs of animals and their guardians impacted by the flooding across British Columbia.

If you are an animal guardian impacted by the floods and in need of financial assistance for veterinary care for your pet, contact 604-336-1390 and leave a voicemail, email, or apply online at

The organization knows that pets comes in all sizes; all species qualify. There are also no limitations related to the veterinarian or clinics used.


For further information: Contact Amy Morris: 604-416-2901


Fireworks create more stress than joy

A brief moment of joy for some

Unintended consquences for others

Most kids have a story about the first time they got their hands on fireworks, including VHS’ recently retired Peter Fricker, who accessed some pretty dangerous fireworks when he was growing up!

While fireworks may be tempting for a moment of joy, they have some intense and devastating consequences. You may remember the 2016 case of Maggie, a 10-year-old pup who was off-leash at the unfenced Trout Lake dog park during the afternoon when someone set off fireworks. Suddenly, Maggie was running, not sure where to go for safety. Tragically, she was killed by a skytrain.

Her story is not unique. Walking down the street one Vancouver Halloween, I witnessed a coyote running full speed, terrified of the sounds. Wildlife centres receive many calls on days with fireworks about animals that are anxious and disoriented and they report that wildlife often show signs of distress for days afterward.

There is an answer: Banff was the first Canadian city to recognize these impacts and produce a sound-free fireworks display, and Canmore has followed suit.

In Maple Ridge, B.C., it is illegal to set off fireworks without a permit.

The City of Vancouver, B.C., also has a consumer fireworks ban in place and so does the City of North Vancouver.

There are three ways to prevent the suffering of animals from fireworks:

1. Write to your municipal council.

Write to your local municipal council and ask them to put a ban in place for the sale and use of fireworks by private citizens. The District of North Vancouver is currently considering such a ban. Residents can contact City Council in support of a consumer fireworks ban.

2. Sign the federal petition.

Sign the federal e-petition, which calls on the Canadian goverment to explore legislative changes around the use of fireworks. The petition is open until February 25, 2022, at 10:45 a.m. PST.

3. Share this infographic!

Without public education, people will continue to seek illegal means to access fireworks even in areas with bans in place. The infographic demonstrates how one small change can help create a community that cares for everyone who belongs in it, be they feathered, furry or human.


B.C. government asking for approval to kill wolves

The B.C. government is seeking a five-year approval for a continued wolf cull program, which if granted would total 12 years of killing wolves in a bid to recover caribou herds decimated by habitat destruction. Since the B.C. government started killing wolves in 2015, 1,429 wolf lives were taken by aerial weapon use.

Scientists confirm there is no statistical support for this measure and that the study used to support this policy is flawed.

The government survey is running until November 15. You can take the short survey here:

Credit: We Animals

Tips on filling out the survey

For tips on filling out the survey, consider the following suggested responses to support humane conservation efforts:

PageQuestionSuggested response
1N/AReview as desired, scroll to bottom, click “Take the survey
2N/AReview as desired, scroll to bottom, click “Next”
31. Since the 1990s, B.C.’s caribou population has declined from 40,000 to approximately 15,000. What do you consider to be the three greatest causes of this population decline?Responses related to habitat destruction and urbanization
2. How important is the recovery of caribou in B.C. to you?“Very important”
3. Why is caribou recovery important to you?Respond as relevant
41. Do you spend time in areas where predator reduction for caribou recovery is being considered?Respond as relevant
2. Are you aware of the reasons the Province of B.C. states for the need to reduce predators to recover caribou?“Yes”
3. Do you agree predator reduction is a necessary action for caribou recovery?“Strongly disagree”
3a. If you disagree with predator reduction for caribou recovery, please tell us why?“It is inhumane”; “Other” responses can indicate there is no statistical support for this measure
4. Are there any herds that you feel should be added to or removed from predator reduction for caribou recovery?Respond as relevant
5. What other caribou recovery actions do you feel are important to implement?Responses indicating habitat related actions first, and conservation breeding/maternal penning/predator reduction last
All remaining questionsRespond as relevant & complete the survey

Thank you for taking the time to speak up for wolves!

Media Release

Have you experienced the loss of a pet due to surrender or seizure?

Humane society researching how animal service agencies can help at-risk populations

The Vancouver Humane Society (VHS) wants to hear from people who have experienced the loss of a pet due to surrender or seizure by an animal service agency. VHS is researching ways animal service agencies can better serve at-risk communities, including addressing cases in which people have had to give up a pet or have had the animal removed from their care.

“Unfortunately, the current way that animal services operate is not necessarily sensitive to trauma that people may have experienced, which can be triggered by fear, judgment, and stigma that often occurs when services are provided to at-risk communities,” explained Celeste Morales, VHS’s Lead Researcher. “Through this research we hope to hear from people who have gone through the surrender or seizure of their pet in order to understand how animal service agencies can better provide services to those in similar situations, and to provide tools to support these agencies in combatting the cycle of re-traumatization.”

The research project, titled ‘Taking a Trauma-Informed, Decolonized Approach to Address Animal Neglect Within At-Risk Canadian Populations,’ is in partnership with Thompson Rivers University. The project, which is being funded by the Government of British Columbia, aims to improve the ways services are delivered in the animal services sector.

“If you have experience with the loss of a pet through surrender or seizure, we invite you to be a part of this project,” said Morales. “Your participation would include a one-hour interview and you will receive a one-time payment of $50 CAD for your time.”

To learn more about the project, visit: Those interested in participating in this study or who have questions about the research can contact VHS’s Lead Researcher Celeste Morales at or at 236-521-7742.



2020 in review

Thank you for helping animals in 2020!

VHS would like to thank all our amazing donors, volunteers, and partners for your support this year. Because of you we were able continue our vital work to make life better for animals.

Here are some of the year’s highlights and achievements that you made possible.

McVitie Fund emergency veterinary help

During the year, donors to our McVitie Fund enabled us to help a record-breaking 165 animals by providing emergency medical assistance to the animal companions of people on limited incomes. COVID-19 increased demand for the McVitie Fund, which is vital to people who are experiencing a period of life with low or no income but still love and care for their pet companions. When these animals get injured or sick, they need a safety net so they can stay in their loving home.


VHS launched two campaigns against the cruel and dangerous wildlife trade during the year. In April, we started an online petition, signed by more than 3400 people, calling on the B.C. government to strengthen regulation of the sale and ownership of wild and exotic animals in the province. In May, we launched an email campaign urging the federal government to do more to combat the wildlife trade. Nearly 3500 people sent messages to government ministers supporting our call. We also had three opinion editorials on the issue published in the news media.

We also spoke out on behalf of owls and bears threatened by logging operations, launching a petition calling on the government to halt logging in their habitat on the Sunshine Coast.

VHS supported animal advocates calling for a ban on rodenticides following the poisoning in June of an owl in North Vancouver. The owl, later dubbed “Lucky” was rescued by a VHS supporter. Wildlife are often the victims of poisons used by businesses, landlords, municipalities and homeowners to control rodent populations. VHS has submitted letters of support for municipal rodenticide bans and will advocate for a province-wide ban. Several municipalities now have bans in place.

Horse carriages

In August, VHS launched a campaign calling on the Vancouver Park Board to remove the horse-drawn trolley from Stanley Park. Having horse-drawn trolleys or carriages in urban settings is just not safe. This became clear in 2016, when the Stanley Park trolley’s horses were spooked by traffic noise and bolted, nearly taking a trolley full of tourists off the sea wall. Nearly 7000 people signed our petitions to the Park Board to remove the trolley.


In March, prior to the cancellation of most Canadian rodeos because of COVID-19, VHS initiated a campaign against the Calgary Stampede chuckwagon race. Our petition urging General Motors Canada to stop sponsoring the race, garnered 2500 signatures. We also had an opinion editorial published, making the case for General Motors to drop their support for the race.  We will continue to campaign against the Calgary Stampede and other rodeos in 2021.

Factory farming

In November, VHS spoke out against a decision by the pork industry to delay the phase-out of cruel gestation crates (cages in which pregnant sows are kept so confined they cannot event turn around). The industry, despite promising to phase-out the crates by 2024, wants to delay this to 2029.  We launched a petition calling on the Retail Council of Canada, which represents major grocers, to honour the commitment it made to stop sourcing pork from farms using gestation crates. We also had an opinion editorial published on the issue.

We signed on a joint letter to the federal Minister of Finance and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, calling on the federal government to dedicate any COVID-19 emergency funding for the agricultural sector, as well as any future funding, on phasing out industrial livestock operations and assisting farmers in transitioning toward a sustainable, ethical and equitable plant-based food system. Signatories included other animal protection groups, environmental and food advocacy groups. We set up a campaign allowing our supporters to send a pre-written email to their MPs

We produced a podcast episode aimed at answering some of the big, challenging questions about plant-based foods.

We hosted an online talk featuring Dr. Lisa Kramer, a behavioural economist at the University of Toronto, entitled “Is the Future of Meat Plant-based?”. Watch the video.

For our Go Veg campaign, we used billboards, elevators ads, Facebook ads, online ads and a direct mailing with an outcome of more than 6 million impressions by people in the Vancouver lower mainland.

We sent out 52 recipes for folks interested in learning more about plant-based cooking through our email list of folks who took the pledge to increase their plant-based meal consumption.

New report about helping people and pets to address ‘neglect’

In December VHS produced a report, titled “Addressing Animal Neglect Through the Provision of Veterinary Services,” designed to encourage a trauma-informed approach to help vulnerable people to get veterinary assistance for their pets. The emphasis is to allow people to maintain the human-animal bond, with relinquishment of their pets the absolute last option. Focusing on relationships between veterinary clinics, social service agencies, and people who have been placed-at-risk but structural inequities, VHS is committed to ensuring animals do not suffer the loss of their guardians due to lack of money or difficulty travelling to veterinary clinics.  VHS is grateful to the Vancouver Foundation for funding the report.

Helping women and pets in crisis

In November, VHS joined with the North Shore Crisis Services Society (NSCSS) to launch the first partnership in a project designed to help women and pets in crisis.

The project, funded in part by a $30,000 grant from PetSmart Charities® of Canada, will help homeless and loosely housed women who face barriers to accessing housing and support because they have pets. Many support facilities do not have the knowledge or capacity to address the animal health issues that come with housing pets.

The project will provide funding for preventative and urgent veterinary costs for pets, ensuring they are in good health and not a risk to human health. This could include medical treatments; flea, tick and deworming treatment; vaccinations and health checks.

Women are uniquely affected by homelessness because they are less likely to appear in shelters, drop-ins, public spaces, or access social services. They are undercounted in research, and an estimated 700 women are turned away each day from domestic violence shelters. They are also more likely to live in cars, experience domestic violence, to be abused as live-in caregivers, to experience physical, emotional and sexual abuse, and to be forced to engage in survival sex or human trafficking.  

Greater Vancouver Zoo

VHS’s report on the Greater Vancouver Zoo was launched in December 2018 but attracted media in 2019, with coverage in a total of 21 media outlets and publication of a VHS opinion editorial. More than 2800 people took part in our e-campaign, urging the zoo to improve conditions for its animals. The report was sent to CAZA (Canada’s Accredited Zoos & Aquariums) and to the provincial Director of Wildlife and Habitat. We will continue to hold the zoo account for its treatment of the animals it holds.

Sled dogs

In November, VHS launched a campaign calling for members of the public to pledge to boycott sled dog tours. The campaign has collected more than 3300 pledges. Sled dogs can be kept tethered for as long as 23 hours a day and it is still legal for tour operators to shoot surplus sled dogs. The data from the campaign will be used to gauge public support for future campaigns targeting the sled dog tour industry.


Near the end of the year, we spoke out about the plight of farmed minks when an outbreak of COVID-19 occurred at Fraser Valley mink farm.  Minks are kept in tiny wire cages with no opportunity to express natural behaviours, compromising their welfare. VHS had an opinion editorial published, calling for a ban on fur-farming and was quoted in local media about the issue.

Humane education

With COVID-19 putting classrooms online, VHS mobilized and created resources for kids that don’t put animals at risk of suffering. Two PDF guides about wild and farmed animals, as well as a colouring sheet, help to connect kids with animals in a way that doesn’t harm animals.

What’s next?

Thank you for helping us achieve so much for animals during this challenging year. 

There is still so much more to do in our work for animals in 2021, and despite our efforts, animals continue to suffer every day. Please consider making an end-of-year donation, to enable us to continue advocating on behalf of all animals today and in the future. All donations made before midnight on December 31st, will receive a tax receipt for the 2020 financial year.


Plant-based businesses in Vancouver & area: Your ethical shopping & eating guide

Animal-free shopping and eating guide

Do you want to make sure no animals were harmed when you’re shopping or eating? Struggling to find the perfect gift for someone? Looking to support and order from a local restaurant? This list of plant-based businesses in Vancouver & the Lower Mainland has you covered.

Click on a section in the table of contents to be directed to a list of relevant plant-based businesses in Vancouver and the surrounding area (with a few clothing retailers from elsewhere in Canada.)

Interactive map

Restaurants that are 100% plant-based

Business nameIn restaurant eating?Order online?Description
Aleph Eatery1889 Powell Street,
Vancouver, BC
YMiddle Eastern
Bad Apple2481 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BCYHealthy “pub” food, punk theme
BeetBox Veg1074 Davie St, Vancouver, BCYComfort food
Buddha-full106 West 1st Street, North Vancouver,  BC (one other location)YFresh whole food-based meals
Chau Veggie Express2 locations:
Victoria Drive
Granville Island
YModern Vietnamese
Chickpea4298 Main Street, Vancouver, BCYMiddle Eastern
Chi Vegan1935 West 4th Ave, Vancouver, BCYModern Vietnamese
CHOMP Vegan Eatery2234 E Hastings, Vancouver, BCYOrganic gluten-free pub fare
Copper Branch280 Nelson St, Vancouver, BCYPub fare
Indigo Age Cafe436 Richards St, Vancouver, BCYRaw vegan food; dessert menu section
Kind Cafe3080 Main St, Vancouver, BCNRestaurant with baked goods, zero waste
Khoe1370A E Georgia St., Vancouver, BCYModern Vietnamese
KokomoMultiple locations:
North Vancouver
YFresh whole food bowls
Komo Comfort FoodsNYPlant-based food delivery
Kula KitchenNYPlant-based BBQ
Lotus Seed Vegan736 W Broadway, Vancouver, BCYPlant-based dishes from different cultures
MeeTMultiple locations:
Main Street
YPub fare with dishes from other cultures
MILA Plant-Based185 Keefer St, Vancouver, BCYFlavour focused, internationally inspired, premium casual dining
Mizu Sushi Co.383 Raymur Avenue, Vancouver, BCYGluten-free sushi
Pizzeria Grano3240 Main Street, Vancouver, BCYPizza
Planetary Burger3088 Main St, Vancouver, BCYBurgers, fries, and milkshakes
Plant Me.245 East Broadway, Vancouver, BCYHealthy casual fare
The Cider House1602 Yew St, Vancouver, BCYCider and fresh foods (ask if cider is vegan)
The Green MoustacheMultiple locationsY (Whistler)Cafe with meals, smoothies, desserts
The Pizza Castle and Indian Curry1110 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BCYPizza and Indian food
Veg Out Plant-Based Burgers & ShakesFood truckNBurgers, fries, and milkshakes
Vegan Cave415 Abbott St,
Vancouver, BC
Vegan Pizza House2119 Kingsway, Vancouver, BCYPizza
Virtuous PieMultiple locations:
YPizza and ice cream
Wurst of Us1889 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC
YHot dogs and nachos

Dessert businesses that are 100% plant-based

Business nameIn store?Online shopping?Description
Bonus Bakery1185 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BCYDrinks & pastries
Dough & CoNYBakery delivery
Edible Flours2280 W Broadway, Vancouver, BCYCupcakes, cookies, breads, loaves and other bakery goods
Fairy Cakes3586 Fraser St, Vancouver, BCNBaked goods & popsicles; peanut/nut-free
Flourgirl BakingNYCinnamon and other sweet buns
GLOW ChocolateMultiple locationsYChocolates and truffles
Hooray TrufflesNYChocolates and truffles
Level V Bakery39 Kingsway, Vancouver, BCYCakes & pastries
Living LotusNYChocolate products
Livvy’s Bakery CookiesMultiple LocationsY – through SPUDCookies
Naked DoughNYCookie dough
Panela Lemon1507 Powell St #150, Vancouver, BCYCookies
PikanikNYGluten-free, allergy-free artisan breads, cakes, desserts, etc
Saviour FoodsNYCookie dough
Say Hello Sweets620 Quebec St, Vancouver, BCYIce cream
Sweets From the EarthNYCakes, cookies, muffins, bars & squares
To Live ForMultiple locationsYBaked goods
Two Daughters Bakeshop980 W 1st St #105, North Vancouver, BCYVegan & gluten-free pastries, breads & other treats
Umaluma Dairy-Free Gelato235 E Pender St, Vancouver, BCYIce cream – some flavours contain honey
Vegan Pudding & Co101 – 422 Richards St, Vancouver, BCYWindow counter selling cakes, pudding and tea
Vogue CakesNYCakes & other desserts
Yellow Basket BakingNYOrganic, nut-free bakery operating at pop-ups & farmer markets
Zimt Chocolate Cafe1336 Clark Dr, Vancouver, BCYOrganic treats, hot drinks and chocolates

Food and beverage businesses that are 100% plant-based

Business nameIn store?Online shopping?Description
Blue Heron Cheese Shop2410 Main St, Vancouver, BCNGourmet cheeses
BlumeNYBeverage blends
Boochy BarMultiple locationsYKombucha and popsicles
Eternal Abundance Eatery & Grocery1025 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BCYGrocery products and cafe
Ergogenics NutritionMultiple locationsYSports supplements
Glory Juice Co.Multiple locationsYFresh juices, nut mylks, and cleanses
gomae mealsNYmeal prep
Harken Coffee338 Powell St, Vancouver, BCYCafé with meals & desserts
Healthy Choice Wholesale FoodsNNBulk foods
Kindred CulturesMultiple locationsYKefir live probiotics
Lita’s Mexican FoodsMultiple locationsNPrepared Mexican foods
Manna Sacred MealsNYMeal prep
PlantbaseNYMeat alternatives
Planted MealsNYMeal prep
Plant Life Nutrition2140 East Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC
YVegan supplements
Plant CuriousNYVariety box
Plant VedaMultiple locationsYPlant-based dairy
Shani’SeasoningMultiple locationsYTofu scramble spice blend
Tality KombuchaMultiple locationsYKombucha
Tea SparrowNYTeas
The Modern MeatNYMeat alternatives
The Juice TruckMultiple locationsYJuice
TMRW FoodsMultiple locationsNMeat alternatives
Whisk Matcha CafeNYMatcha
Wild Trails Coffee134 East 14th Street, North Vancouver, BCNWraps, paninis, baked goods and coffee
Yoggu Coconut YogurtMultiple locationsYYogurt
Vegan Supply250 E Pender St, Vancouver, BCYGrocery store and online retailer

Plant-based clothing, bedding, footwear and products

Business nameIn store?Online shopping?Description
Bed2932 Main Street, Vancouver, BCY100% cotton bedding
BellantoniMultiple retailersYSustainable vegan clothing
ComfyComfyNYBuckwheat hull pillows
Daub and DesignNYSustainable vegan clothing
Dream Designs2749 Main Street,
Vancouver, BC
YNatural bedding, some contain wool
FairechildNYRecycled vegan rain protection for adults and kids
Frank and Oak316 West Cordova St, Vancouver, BCYSustainable outerwear, some products contain wool
Friend & FauxNYVegan clothing
Grinning GoatNYAnimal-free clothing, shoes, accessories and beauty products
Haven Sleep CoNYA variety of vegan mattresses and bedding
inBed Organics1683 Chestnut St, Vancouver, BCYA variety of vegan mattresses and bedding
Inner Fire ActivewearNYSustainable vegan yoga pants and clothing
Kuseno Comfort ProductsMultiple retailersYBuckwheat hull pillow and hot/cold packs
Mala the BrandNYCandles made using soy, cotton, wood and glass
Native ShoesMultiple retailersYAll vegan footwear
Nice Shoes3568 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BCYAll vegan footwear
NoizeMultiple retailersYAll vegan clothing and outwear
Peace People ProjectNYUpcycled vegan clothes
PlantactiveNYClothing with vegan messages
Save the DuckMultiple retailersYVegan clothing and outerwear
Vegan YarnNYYarn made of cotton, bamboo, linen, and Tencel (Eucalyptus trees)
Vessi FootwearNYAll vegan footwear
Wuxly MovementToronto, ONYCanadian-made vegan outwear

Plant-based beauty and cleaning products and services

Business nameIn store?Online shopping?Description
Aspen CleanMultiple retailersYEco-friendly cleaning service with specially developed plant-based products
Blue DotNYSingle ingredient of ionized water that can disinfect fruits and vegetables
Botanical TherapeuticNYHair and skin care products
CeremonieNYNatural skincare products
Clarity ApothecaryNYNatural oils
Eventide Botanic AlchemyNYFace masks
Honest Cleaning & ServicesNYCleaning service with vegan products
IliaYYSkincare powered makeup
Lippy Girl MakeupMultiple retailersYMake-up
LisseNYShaving products and soaps
Live for TomorrowMultiple retailersYCleaning products
Nala CareMultiple retailersYDeoderant
Nellie’s All-NaturalMultiple retailersYZero-waste cleaning products, laundry detergent
Okoko CosmetiquesYYBotanical oils and extracts
Peregrine Supply CoMultiple retailersYBeard and grooming products
Pink House OrganicsMultiple retailersYBath, body, skin, and makeup
RiversolYYSpecialty skincare
SapadillaYYCleaning products
Sappho: New ParadigmYYOrganic, vegan makeup
ScentualsYYHand sanitizer, bath and shower, body, face and aromatherapy
Skwalwen BotanicalsYYWild harvested plants for face and body products
Tru EarthYYZero waste laundry detergent
United and FreeNYGender-neutral hair, skin, and bath care products
Vintage Touch CleaningNYHouse cleaning services
Vitale Body & Soul CareYYSkincare products
Wild Jasmine Natural ApothecaryMultiple retailersYHandcrafted bath and body care products with an eco-conscious focus
Willow’s Wax Bar2139 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BCNCruelty-free wax and other beauty products
WoodlotMultiple retailersYVegan and eco-friendly skin care

Plant-based pet products

Business nameIn store?Online shopping?Description
v-planetNYPlant-based dog food
VecadoMultiple retailersYPlant-based pet food and treats
Virchew Dog FoodNYPlant-based dog food

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