VANCOUVER + VICTORIA: VANCOUVER VEGAN RESOURCE CENTRE:
The Vancouver Vegan Resource Centre (VVRC) is an inclusive community where people can learn about various components of veganism. Run by local vegan activist Zoe Peled, the VVRC welcomes those at all stages of the vegan journey, offering information pertaining to food and cooking, the animal industries, activism and getting involved, health and wellness, and more.
Peled, who has a background in marketing and PR, is committed to raising awareness of vegan living and to getting more people thinking about their food choices—in a supportive, nonjudgmental way. To this end, the VVRC partners with local non-profits, charities, and causes – simultaneously supporting multiple initiatives.
As our charity partner, the VVRC will be spreading its donation among three partners:
Home for Hooves: a farm sanctuary that provides vegan forever homes for rescued and abandoned animals on Vancouver Island.
The Billy Fund (PEACE): a program facilitated by PEACE that supports rescued animals with unique medical needs and disabilities; funding may support mobility devices, medical bills, and therapeutic procedures.
Vancouver March to Close All Slaughterhouses: a peaceful, family- friendly, community based event, to promote, support, and further the animal liberation movement.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
All of these initiatives can be supported in a variety of ways:
1) Financial donations
2) In-kind donations and/or sponsorship (supplies, event support)
4) Sharing information on social media and helping to spread the word about what they are doing