Thank you to all who attended our 11th Annual General Meeting. This year was the first year the Association held it’s AGM via ZOOM. We reviewed our accomplishments and sponsored events of 2020 and held our annual election welcoming a new volunteer board of directors.

We would like to send a huge thank you to exiting board directors, Mark Petersen, Susan Macfarlane, Adam Nephin, Dean Tester, and Marie-Pierre Theoret-Pilon for all of their hard work and time committed towards furthering the organization’s progress.

Your 2021 VegOttawa Association Board of Directors:

Director | President

Director | Vice President

Director | Secretary

Director | Treasurer

Director | Membership Coordinator

Director | Social Media


  • Sponsored IVFF (International Vegan Film Festival) screening of 4 short films at Copper Branch Barrhaven.
  • Hosted Dr. Greger speaking tour, “How Not To Diet” @Algonquin Commons Theatre | March 9
  • Member Draws! Gave away gift cards to some of our favorite local plant-based businesses including SaaboonCopper BranchCinnaholicGabrielle Peterka Hair Co.The Table
  • Donation to Feline Cafe gofundme | COVID help
  • Donation to Chickpeas ‘Pay It Forward’ providing 25 meals to health care workers | COVID help
  • Donation to (VegOttawa Association added to supporter wall as “Champions”
  • Sponsored IVFF event – We Animals Media screening of 5 short films with live Q&A (J. McArthur, K. Guerin)
  • Sponsored IVFF Virtual Festival 2020| Over 25 vegan-themed films shown
  • Melanie Boudens online cooking class | Pass giveaway to lucky VegOttawa members
  • Sara Galipeau online Meal Prep workshop | Pass giveaway to lucky VegOttawa members
  • Holiday Prize basket giveaway x 3 | vegan items and gift cards valued at $250+
  • Donated 300 Tofurky roasts to fulfill Ottawa Food Bank request for people in need of plant based holiday meals
  • Zengarry Veganuary recipe ebook & product discount provided to VegOttawa members
  • Melanie Boudens online cooking class #2 | Pass giveaway to lucky VegOttawa members
  • Added Ottawa Vegan & Vegan Friendly Business Directory to website
  • Added Vegan Transition help page to website
  • Added new discount offerings: Sea Glass Films & PhotographyGabrielle Peterka Hair Salon, Hippie MylkVan Tran PhotographyWuxly Movement (increased discount from 10% to 20%)

On behalf of the organization, thank you to all association members for your continued support. We can’t wait to see you all live and in person sooner than later.



VegOttawa Association will be holding its 11th Annual General Meeting on Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 3:30pm on ZOOM.  We will review the achievements we’ve made since the last AGM and look towards the future of VegOttawa.

As per our bylaws, there will be an election for 7 board of director positions.  Director positions have a one-year term.  This is a great opportunity for Ottawa residents who are passionate about growing veganism in the nation’s capital.

Nominations are currently being accepted.
Nominations must be received by March 12, 2021. Only VegOttawa Association members in good standing may be nominated or make a nomination. You can nominate yourself or someone else. Nominations must be made in writing and be signed by the nominee.  Nominations or questions about the process can be e-mailed to:

VegOttawa Association members will have an opportunity to appoint an auditor at the meeting. The auditor will audit the accounts of the Association. The term of the auditor runs until the following annual meeting. Remuneration will be set by the board. 

All members in good standing are entitled to attend the AGM. In order to vote in the election, you must have been a member at the time this meeting was announced. If you are uncertain as to your eligibility, please email our membership coordinator at:

You may still become a member between now and March 21, 2021, and be able to attend the AGM.  Purchase your VegOttawa Association membership here.

Please make sure to RSVP your attendance to, as we need a certain number of attendees to make quorum. You will be provided with a ZOOM meeting link and a reminder before the meeting date.

On behalf of the organization, thank you for supporting VegOttawa’s efforts in making Ottawa a more veg-friendly place.