In conjunction with the Rudolf Steiner Centre Toronto (RSCT) and the West Coast Institute for Studies in Anthroposophy (WCI) this one-year pilot project (2020-21) offers no-interest loans to students to cover tuition and other expenses associated with becoming a Waldorf teacher or Waldorf early childhood educator through RSCT and WCI. Loans will be secured through community co-signers and will be repayable over a five year period following graduation. Providing interest-free loans should make these Waldorf vocational courses more accessible leading to higher enrolments at RSCT and WCI, and an increased number of course graduates available for hire by Waldorf schools and childcare centres.


Ingrid Belenson, Co-Chair

(905) 709-4664

Trevor Janz, Co-Chair

(250) 352-1208

Nicolas Heintz, Treasurer

(705) 279-2357

Reinhard Rosch, Director

(613) 838-2639

The Vidar Foundation is led by a volunteer board of directors drawn from across Canada. Over the years their expertise and guidance have helped us to continue our work to increase funding diverse projects across Canada.

Our directors serve as volunteers because they believe in our mission and our purpose. We’re deeply indebted to their support and to the invaluable gifts of their time and knowledge.

 Dr Trevor Janz lives in Nelson, BC, where he has worked as an emergency and palliative care physician for almost 30 years. He is an avid student of Rudolf Steiner, and all five of his children have attended the Nelson Waldorf School, with the youngest currently in grade 6. He built his own home, and has enjoyed woodworking, sailing, skiing, hiking, and riding his old BMW motorcycle in the mountains of the Kootenay region . He is an avid gardener and beekeeper, and loves climbing trees to collect wild swarms in the spring.

  He is passionate about Vidar's mission, that our money should be working in the world aligned with our values, supporting Waldorf Schools and teacher training, biodynamic farms, cooperatives, and other social endeavors. Our money can help the world heal.

Board of Directors

Trevor Janz


Ingrid Belenso


Nicolas Heintz


Reinhard Rosch, Director

Reinhard retired in 1999 from his work as analog circuit designer,  and is now doing the things that are important to him: Besides having served as treasurer for the local Waldorf School, for the Christian Community Central Fund and Canadian branch and for the Nepean Symphony Music School, he is now actively involved in biodynamic farming, the Bytown Ski Club and the Vidar Foundation.

Reinhard has been involved in Vidar Foundation as Treasurer beginning shortly after the time of incorporation.  Recent activities include setting up a first mortgage for the South Shore Waldorf School in Nova Scotia.

Some of Reinhard’s other interests include canoeing and kayaking, wood working, architecture, Anthroposophy, music and traveling. 

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