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SOCIAL FINANCING FOR ANTHROPOSOPHICAL INITIATIVES
Social responsible investment
Ottawa Waldorf School
Our pilot project was the Ottawa Waldorf School.
The Ottawa Waldorf School needed help with the expansion of a two classroom Kindergarten-Nursery wing. Vidar Foundation suggested to the school community that a pledge and loan guarantee group be formed. The school was able to pay back with interest over three years the loans obtained against the pledges and guarantees.
La Grande Ourse
In 2006 the toy store, La Grande Ourse in Montreal, had to find a new home. The store provides a wide range of wooden and soft toys, workshops for parents and puppet shows for children, as well as children's books and anthroposophical literature. A two storey building was purchased with the help and support of the local community. The ground floor houses the store while the upper floor is rented out for various cultural activities.