EARTHSAVE CANADA is a registered charity helping people choose foods that benefit our health, the environment, and the lives of all animals. You can make a difference. Join us! Give today!


About Earthsave Canada

EARTHSAVE CANADA is a Vancouver-based registered charity since 1992 (founded in 1989). We advocate the move towards a more whole food, plant-based diet for environmental sustainability, better health, and compassion toward animals. We also believe communities are stronger when they set a table that people from all cultures and beliefs can enjoy. Plant-based is the most equitable menu there is! Almost as important as the word 'plant' is the word 'based'. We feel that the base of our diet should come from plants, but do not require people to be strict in their diet to make a difference - making 'plant-based' a label we can all get behind.

This year, thanks to the support and involvement of our members and incredible volunteers; Earthsave has been able to carry out our mission to educate and advocate more than ever before.With most Canadians getting their nutritional information from the media, our mission has never been more important. 

We may be a small charity, but have big plans for the future. We try to keep our overhead as low as possible so that all funds go directly to our programs. We also strive to keep our materials free from graphic imagery and product ads to ensure a wider reach.

Please consider becoming a member or supporter today.

YOU are Earthsave. JOIN US

Please give with confidence. DONATE today.


Earthsave initiatives:

Educational Brochures and Presentations:  
We provide information and support by creating, printing and distributing well researched and easy to read brochures. 'The Power of a Plant-based Diet' is our latest publication, while 'How to get your Protein & Calcium from a Plant-based Diet' provide compelling answers to popular questions. We are currently working on creating the Healthy People Happy Planet Food Guide - a Canadian-made plant-based food guide and presentation to take into schools and workplaces. Sponsor a print run for your group today. 

Meatless Monday Canada is a local chapter of global initiative interested in helping Canadians make one day a week meat-free. Thanks to our collected efforts the City of Vancouver proclaimed Monday June 10th, 2013 as the city’s first official Meatless Monday. Vancouver is the first Canadian city to do so. Not ready to go completely meatless yet? Want to get your workplace or school involved? Pledge to go meatless 1 day a week! We will support you with menu ideas, posters and more.

The Metro Vancouver Veg Directory 

With over 300 listings it's the most up-to-date directory of veg-friendly restaurants and retailers in the city. In print and also as a searchable directory online, plus a FREE apps for iPhone and Android! Earthsave Member Discount Program (MDP): Over 50 veg-friendly businesses offer a 10% discount to all Earthsave members to encourage driving change with our dollars.

Events & Plant-powered Speaker Series: Vegetarian Food Fair, Plant-powered Speakers Series and other Community Events: For 13 years Taste of Health was Western Canada’s largest vegetarian food festival . We also organize various fundraising galas, member potlucks and information tables throughout the year, as well as our very popular Plant-powered Speaker Series including experts such as Neal Barnard of the PCRM and Dr. Michael Greger of (coming July 2014).


We regularly publish articles on diet and how it relates to sustainability and better health, and have been reprinted in various publications as well as interviewed by local and national media, the BBC and others. Sharing information, supporting local businesses, contacting the media and government with informed feedback on current issues, connecting and building healthy communities - all part of what we do to make a difference in a world of indifference.

Who is Earthsave? You are!

Earthsave Canada is run by a very active volunteer board and one paid part-time employee (our office manager). We are member driven with the help of some pretty amazing volunteers. Join us!

Our Mission, Our History



Join Us



Member Discount Program

Did you know?

Did you know that Earthsave Canada is NOT a vegan organization? Earthsave promotes a shift towards a more whole food, plant-based diet. Plant-based diets are those where the majority of calories and nutrition come from plant rather than animal sources. 

Vegan diets are 100% plant sourced, but also exclude the use of leather, honey, silk, and any other animal products, and is more of an ideology to reduce suffering by non-human animals. 

Vegetarian diets may include dairy and eggs even though with the advent of factory farming these animal products can no longer be seen as compassionate choices. 

Many Earthsave members, even at the Board level, are neither vegetarian nor vegan, but all strive towards eating a more plant-based diet for better health, environmental sustainability and compassion towards non-human animals. Everyone is welcome, and every little bit helps. Join us!

EARTHSAVE CANADA ~ Save the planet one bite at a time

ESC is a Vancouver-based charity, helping people choose foods that benefit our health, the environment, and the lives of animals.

MAILING ADDRESS: Earthsave Canada PO Box 2213 STN Terminal Vancouver, BC V6B 3W2 | 604-731-5885

Charitable # 12995 4707 RR0001

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software