Vancouver


Contact List in Vancouver

Wednesday Study Group; Michael Roboz, 604-987-4935;

[email protected]

Monday Members Group; Philip Thatcher; 604-985-3569;

[email protected]

Vancouver Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada;

Susan Koppersmith; 604-442-5041; [email protected]

Medical Group and Greater Vancouver Therapeutical Society for Anthroposophical Medicine; Kyle Morton; 604-926-4864; [email protected]

The Christian Community; Susan Locey; [email protected]

Camphill – Cascadia Society; [email protected]; 604-987-3407

Vancouver Waldorf School; 604-985-7435; High School; 604-986-2922,

Lifeways Childcare Society; Margo Running; 604-904-4198/ 375-2959 (cell); [email protected]

School of Spiritual Science; Bert Chase/ 604-988-6458; Patricia Smith/ 604-988-3970; Philip Thatcher/ 604-985-3569; Greg Scott/ 905-737-5019

Anthro-Bridge; For info of anthroposphical events, please be in touch with Anthony Perzel ([email protected]) who will put you on his e-list.

Study Groups

The Wednesday Study Group, active since 1954, is Vancouver’s oldest study group. We delve into specific themes with depth. At present we are working with Steiner’s Man as Symphony of the Creative Word.

Our group is open to friends and members of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. We begin each evening with Steiner’s verse “From the Luminous Heights”.

We meet at the Rudolf Steiner Centre weekly from September to June; each meeting lasts about an hour. Twelve people take part on a regular basis.

Michael Roboz

The Vancouver Members Group meets on the first and third Mondays of each month at the Rudolf Steiner Centre. For many years we have taken as the context of our work the theme of the year as given from the Goetheanum.

Each member of the group does his or her individual work on the theme out of the suggested readings and other sources in preparation for the meeting.

We begin the meeting with the verse “Stars spoke once to man”. Out of the silence following the verse, a member initiates the conversation for that evening. The intention of the work is both to develop the theme from meeting to meeting, and to develop capacities for listening to one another and for discerning where the conversation can go out of what we hear from one another.

Each meeting lasts for an hour and a quarter to an hour and a half. We close with “Stars spoke once to man”.

The group is open to anyone who is a member in good standing of the General Anthroposophical Society. There are currently up to nine members who participate on a regular basis.

Philip Thatcher

The Vancouver Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada

Our branch was started in early 2018. We meet at 9:30 am once a month on a selected Saturday at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in North Vancouver. We work with speech or eurythmy, have a 20 minute a study, hear reports of local initiatives (Waldorf School, the Christian Community, Cascadia, etc.) and conferences and we plan festivals. We want to provide a welcoming space for newcomers and for people to share news of their anthroposophical initiatives as well as foster communication within the greater Vancouver area. Members and friends of the ASC are always welcome! Please be in touch for our meeting dates.

Susan Koppersmith

Branch and study groups and the First Class meet at the Rudolf Steiner Centre, 3743 Delbrook Plaza in North Vancouver

The Medical Group is made up medical practitioners who study Rudolf Steiner’s Agriculture Course during the school year. The group meets once a month on a Monday.

The Greater Vancouver Therapeutical Society for Anthroposophical Medicine ( GVTSAM) will be hosting a Medical Conference 3rd -5th May 2019 at the Vancouver Waldorf High School. Our guest speaker, Maria Van Den Berg, MD from Camphill Glencraig, will bring her observations and insights and share her anthroposophical understanding of the Portals of Death and Birth, as well as the journey through the spheres during the  life between death and re-birth. 

Please contact Kyle Morton for further information:

604-926-4864; [email protected]

The Cascadia Society for Social Working

The Cascadia Society for Social Working is an urban Camphill centre. We have a day program serving 34 individuals, 11 of whom are also residents of our Camphill life sharing community.

Workshops in the day centre include weaving, basketry, candle making, gardening, sewing, clay and home skills as well as a myriad of other artistic, educational, and therapeutic activities.

Cascadia is also well known in the local community, including our gardeners who care for nearby traffic roundabouts, eurythmy and music performances in local venues, and serving a monthly lunch program for the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Cascadia strives to collaborate with local like minded organizations on common interests such as housing, aging and other urgent community issues.

Vancouver Waldorf School

The Vancouver Waldorf School, established since 1970, has a lower school and a high school.