Current Projects 

Okanagan Early Years Centre

The Bridge Educational Society had established the K-8 Okanagan Waldorf School and turned to Vidar Foundation to help finance its next project, an Early Years Center in the North Okanagan community in British Columbia. When fully operational the Early Years Centre will provide 63 much-needed spaces for infants, preschoolers and school-aged children.

SOUTH SHORE WALDORF SCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN - EXPANSION

The South Shore Waldorf School in Nova Scotia had been renting a century-old school house on a beautiful property with a large green space and wooded area since 2001. The school began to grow and in 2013 they were given the opportunity of purchasing the property. Vidar Foundation was able to offer them the first mortgage at a competitive interest rate compared to what a bank would offer. All this was made possible due to a lender who gave his loan interest free and through the dedication and hard work of the school community.

In 2019 more classroom space was needed to accommodate the Middle School  and a space for the Faculty and meetings. South Shore Waldorf School approached  Vidar Foundation  for funding this expansion of $210,000.00. We were able to do so with the help of a bridge loan from one of our lenders.

Halton Waldorf High School

Halton Waldorf School in Burlington, Ontario started a Kindergarten with 16 children in 1984. Every year a grade was added until the Grade school (1-8) was complete. In 2000 they opened their present beautiful building on a large forested property in Burlington. Vidar Foundation provided mortgage financing so the school could acquire land and build a green, sustainable designed building on a nearby property to house an adjunct campus and be the future home for a highschool.

 

Ingrid Belenson, Co-Chair

(905) 709-4664

Trevor Janz, Co-Chair

(250) 352-1208

Nicolas Heintz, Treasurer

(705) 279-2357

Reinhard Rosch, Director

The Vidar Foundation is led by a volunteer board of directors drawin from across Canada. Over the years their expertise and guidance has 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 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

Co-Chair

Ingrid Belenso

 Co-Chair

Nicolas Heintz

Treasurer

Reinhard Rosch, Director

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