Small changes make a big impact

Simple swaps help you experience the benefits of a plant-based diet.
Dig in! It’s never been easier to put plant-based foods on your plate.
We are launching Plant Based Food Week to inspire Canadians to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet either by trying new meal options or making swaps in their favourite recipes. Great tasting, innovative and easy to prepare - plant-based foods and ingredients have never been more available.
Increased Consumer Demand

Demand for plant-based foods is increasing globally and has been outpacing the growth of conventional products in Canada. (+26 % vs +9 % Nielsen Research 52 weeks to January 2, 2021, $s)  

Two thirds (67%) of Canadians consume plant-based foods frequently, and 31% of Canadians plan to eat more plant-based foods within the next year (Leger Research, 2021.)
Canada as a Leading Producer

Did you know that Canada is home to an incredible number of entrepreneurial plant-based companies? They are creating new innovative plant-based foods and ingredients, sourcing inputs from across the country, creating jobs, and further establishing Canada’s position.  

As the demand on our food supply grows, and Canada continues to look for ways to innovate and lead in a global market – the plant-based foods industry is one to watch.  
Sustainability & Environmental Impact

Our current food systems are widely acknowledged as one of the contributors to many of the most pressing issues facing a global population.    

Plant-based foods can be part of the solution to issues that are top of mind for many consumers, companies, and governments, and offer real advantages when it comes to water, land usage and carbon emissions.    

By encouraging Canadians to include more plant-based foods in their diets more often, we can contribute to building a more sustainable world.
Innovative Options

The plant-based industry is making it easy to explore new ways to add variety to weekly meals, whether that is trying new recipes, mains or making easy swaps in old favourites.

Taste is key and the industry is continuously evolving to produce products that are indecipherable from their animal-based versions or offer unique tastes for those who are looking for something different.  

Great tasting, innovative and easy to prepare – plant-based foods have never been more accessible.
We invite you to take part in Plant Based Food Week in whatever way feels right to you. Tune in to our social channels for ideas, tips, and tricks, or simply swap in some plant-based foods next time you’re out grocery shopping.

About PBFC

Plant-Based Foods of Canada (PBFC) is a division of Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada (FHCP) and acts as a strong collective voice for the companies that make and market plant-based foods to increase awareness with consumers, government, and industry partners of this fast-growing industry, modernize regulations and make plant-based foods more available.
Plant-based diets have direct and positive impacts on issues that matter to consumers. Modern-day consumer preferences reflect that environmental sustainability, human health, social justice, and animal welfare are all factors that inspire people to incorporate plant-based foods into their everyday diets.  

Learn more about Plant-Based Foods of Canada