Inspired by the Vegan Buddy program, in Victoria B.C, this is essentially a mentoring program. We match up experienced vegetarians, vegans or raw vegans with people interested in becoming veg*ns. The goal is to help answer any veggie related questions, share shopping and cooking tips and provide the assistance needed to help others on the veggie path. Mentoring can be done by email, phone, in person or a combination of all three, whatever works best for you and your buddy.

If you’re interested in being a part of this, then click here!

Upcoming Events

Raw Vegan Edmonton Potluck

Mar 7, 5:30pm


Cost: no charge Location: TBA; pre-register at rawveganedmonton@gmail.com; location provided when you pre-register. Bring: a raw vegan dish to serve at least 6 people plus your own plate, cutlery and serving spoon.

The ‘Veg*n Commitment' Workshop

Mar 9, 7:00pm - Mar 9, 9:00pm

Edmonton, Alberta

When you know why you want to do something, the how becomes much easier. This interactive workshop will dig deep into YOUR individual reasons for choosing a vegetarian, vegan, or raw vegan lifestyle. Using techniques for motivating commitment, Koach Karlssen will assist you in strengthening your personal conviction to live a plant-based lifestyle. koachkarlssen.com/happenin-events/

Veggie Brunch Club

Mar 14, 11:00am

Mercury Room Yeg
10575-114 st NW
Edmonton, AB  T5H3J6 Map

Come and enjoy a vegan brunch and meet others interested in a vegetarian diet. No pre-registration required. For more info email info@vofa.ca Location: Mercury Room, 10575 – 114 St.

Designing an Optimal Plant-Based Diet with Brenda Davis, R.D. World-Renowned Vegan Dietician

Mar 18, 7:00pm

11405 87 Ave

Designing an Optimal Plant-Based Diet with Brenda Davis, R.D. world-renowned vegan dietician and co-author of Becoming Vegan (newly released update), Becoming Vegetarian and Becoming Raw and others. Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, Room ECHA 2-490, 11405 87 Ave Cost: by donation Don’t miss this very informative and potentially life-changing event Nutrition month event: Co-sponsored by Nutrition Food Science Students’ Association NuFSSA) and VVoA

RAISE the WOOF! Fundraiser Sponsored by F.A.R.R.M. (Farm Animal Rescue & Rehoming Movement)

Mar 20, 8:00pm - Mar 20, 11:00pm

La Cité Francophone
8627-91 Street NW
Edmonton, AB  T6C 3N1 Map

Comedy Show – Silent Auction – Vegan Appetizers 780-717-2813 (call/text) or email farrmrescue@gmail.com

Veggie Brunch Club

Apr 11, 11:00am

Mercury Room Yeg
10575-114 st NW
Edmonton, AB  T5H3J6 Map

Location: Mercury Room, 10575 – 114 St. Come and enjoy a vegan brunch and meet others interested in a vegetarian diet No pre-registration required. For more info email info@vofa.ca

Vegan/Vegan-friendly Restaurants in Edmonton

A huge thank you to Heather de Rox for sharing the following information that she gathered about vegan-friendly restaurants in Edmonton! We hope you find it to be helpful!

New Places

Vegan Business Directory

Want to find vegan businesses in our area? Click here to browse our current list! Have a vegan business you want to advertise? Please send an email to info@vofa.ca with the following information:

  • Business Name
  • Contact Person
  • Contact Phone
  • Contact Email
  • Website
  • Type of Business/Institution
  • Products Available
  • Totally Vegan or Vegan Products Available?

What is the VVoA?

Vegans and Vegetarians of Alberta (VVoA) is a registered, non-profit society formed in 1989 to serve people who are interested in learning about, adopting and/or maintaining a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. VVoA is a non-political and non-religious organization run solely by volunteers. We strive to be a reliable source of information concerning vegan or vegetarian, health, environment and animal rights issues.

The VVoA regularly organizes social events such as potlucks, diners club meetups, tablings, and bake sales. We also host speakers and films for educational purposes. You do not have to be a vegan or vegetarian to participate in our events; everyone is welcome!

We encourage you to purchase a membership to VVoA, which helps pay for event expenses. In return, your membership card provides you with discounts at many of VVoA’s events, as well as at participating restaurants and shops. For more information, please visit our Diner’s Guide page.

Please contact us if you have any questions, or would like to volunteer with the VVoA.


Want to get involved with the VVoA? Click here to view vacant posts, here for a list of volunteering opportunities, or email info@vofa.ca to learn about the many other ways that you can participate.

21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program

Join the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine 21-Day Vegan Kickstart Program! The 21-Day Kickstart is live from the first through 21st of each month! Based on research by Neal Barnard, M.D., one of America’s leading health advocates, this program is designed for anyone who wants to explore and experience the health benefits of a vegan diet.