About VegOttawa

VegOttawa Association, formerly known as The National Capital Vegetarian Association (NCVA), is a not-for-profit membership-based organization originally created to educate the public about the health benefits of plant-based diets for the improvement of public health. In addition to the many personal health benefits, VegOttawa is committed to raising awareness about the equally important benefits of a plant-based or vegan lifestyle such as overall environmental health and the lessening of animal exploitation.

VegOttawa Association’s objectives include:

  • Increasing public awareness about the benefits of plant-based diets and help people make healthier, greener and more compassionate dietary and lifestyle choices.
  • Providing support and advice to those interested in, considering, or practicing a plant-based/vegan lifestyle.
  • Providing support to businesses and restaurants to improve plant-based food options to respond to the growing demand for plant-based and vegan consumers.
  • Connecting like-minded community members and improving the social infrastructure that supports a plant-based/vegan lifestyle.
  • Actively seeking media coverage of plant-based and vegan issues. Serve as a resource for local, regional, and national television, radio, and print media.

2019 Events, Activities and Accomplishments

  1. Hosted well-attended vegan brunch potluck
  2. Represented VegOttawa at Ottawa VegFest 2019 (sold 60 VO memberships)
  3. Hosted Beyond Meat(sausages & burgers) BBQ potluck at Vincent Massey Park
  4. Hosted screening of “A Prayer For Compassion” at Saint-Paul University with guest speaker, producer Dr. Sailesh Rao
  5. Hosted screening of Dr. Greger’s “How Not To Die” at Copper Branch Barrhaven with guest speaker Dr. Jennifer Purdy
  6. Major supporter of the International Vegan Film Festival
  7. Financially supported Nation Rising with a $500 donation
  8. Donated 113 Tofurky Roasts to the Ottawa Food Bank, Kanata Food Cupboard & FAMSAC to offer plant based holiday meals to people in need
  9. Hosted Dr. Greger’s visit on March 9th at Algonquin Commons Theatre for his “How Not to Diet” speaking tour. Sold Out!
  10. Completed the name change from National Capital Vegetarian Association to VegOttawa Association
  11. Made significant changes to the website
  12. Added new discount offerings: Copper Branch Barrhaven, Cinnaholic, World Financial Group



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