The Waldorf School Association of Ontario has an office, bookstore and lending library located on the campus of the Toronto Waldorf School at 9100 Bathurst St., Thornhill, Ontario. WSAO is a registered charity and welcomes donations and bequests.
The Waldorf School Association of Ontario (WSAO) has been working since 1965 to support the development of independent Waldorf schools. The WSAO has registered the name "Waldorf" in Canada. Together with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), the WSAO assists striving young school initiatives and supports the growth of established schools.
The WSAO works to raise the profile of Waldorf education in the broader community through exhibits and newsletters and by making available books, journals, and resource information. The lending library is open to members. Please enquire about membership, donations, and other ways to support the work of the WSAO.
The WSAO bookstore and resource centre is open weekdays during school hours and on Saturday mornings as well. Contact WSAO for business hours during school holidays. For further details, call the WSAO office at (905) 889-2066
WSAO Mission Statement
The purpose of the Waldorf School Association of Ontario is to make Waldorf education more widely known and to support independent and autonomous Waldorf schools in Ontario.
Since its inception in 1965 the Association has endeavoured:
- To further public awareness of Waldorf education with its publications, video, resource centre and conferences
- To make available information about Waldorf education through its lending library, book sales and distribution of the journals "Steiner Education" and "Renewal"
- To support new initiative groups in their efforts toward establishing Waldorf schools in Canada
- To act as a forum for the existing schools in Ontario to discuss issues of common concern
- To support Waldorf teacher training
- To keep its members informed about developments in the Waldorf school movement through its newsletter
- To protect the legal use of the names "Waldorf" and "Rudolf Steiner" in Ontario