We facilitate and organize events, workshops and festivals to help create a supporting community.


“The original idea of any sacred festival is to make the human being look upward from his dependence on earthly things to those things that transcend the Earth.”

Rudolf Steiner



Location & Info

Friday, January 26, 2018

The Neuroscientific Basis of the Waldorf Reading Approach Grades 1 to 3

a talk and conversation with James Brian

James has been involved in Waldorf education for over 40 years as a teacher, mentor, and coach. He is presently executive director of the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Friends of Waldorf Education in Ottawa would like to invite you to come and celebrate the Advent Spiral Festival with a hot cider and a bonfire.

It will be a beautiful celebration for families with children of all ages and a great opportunity for us all to meet (again) before the holidays, and to build and strengthen connections within our community of families interested in Waldorf education.


7:30 PM

Some Educational Essentials for

Nurturing a Democracy

A talk with Les Black

Is our educational system preparing the next generation for responsible participation in democratic life?

What are the responsibilities of parents and schools in this regard?

Are we striking the right balance between the free- dom of the individual and the well-being of others in society?

Southminster United Church

15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario

RSVP to waldorfinottawa@gmail.com or via our Facebook page.

Les Black has taught in Ontario private and public schools and for 25 years at the Toronto Waldorf School. Mr. Black studied Education at the University of Lancaster, England and graduated from the 2nd North American class in Spacial Dynamics. He recently visited Waldorf schools across Canada and is currently doing teacher mentoring and evaluation.

June 11, 2018

"A school is a working community dedicated to the art of becoming."  

(Jon McAlice, Engaged Community)

Dear Community of Parents and Supporters of Waldorf Education,

For many years now, our group of dedicated Waldorf parents and educators who have at heart freedom in teaching, accessibility and affordability of Waldorf education for all families who seek it for their children, and the building of a healthy learning community has been developing a comprehensive plan for the next independent Waldorf School in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. For this coming September, we are ready to offer a flexible program, five days a week, which will include several grades – depending on the community's needs – and be open to full-time students as well as to homeschoolers. We see the school year 2018-19 as a “pilot” year to ground, in collaboration with a growing community, the foundations of this new beginning.

We would like to invite you to a community meeting about the future of independent Waldorf education in our region. At the meeting, members of the temporary board of the recently established not-for-profit organization which will eventually become the school will introduce the vision of a healthy operation of the corporation. Furthermore, we will offer an outline of the school year ahead; in return, we hope to gain a sense of the community of children that we will gladly serve.

To accommodate as many community members as possible, we will hold the meeting on a weekday as well as on the weekend:

When: Monday, June 18, 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, June 23, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Where: Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Avenue, Ottawa, ON, K1S 3X1

Please RSVP with the date of your choice to waldorfinottawa@gmail.com or on our FB page.

If you are unable to attend either one of the meetings but are interested in our program for your child(ren), please let us know, indicating the child(ren)'s grade(s) next year and whether you are interested in the five-day program or  in a flexible part-time option.

We can only manifest our vision through communal practice: We need your voices, your commitment, your hearts, and your will forces in order for this initiative to be successful.

Together we can make it happen!

Warm greetings,

Friends of Waldorf Education in Ottawa (FWEO)

Monday, June 18,

7:00 to 9:00 pm

and Saturday, June 23,

2:00 to 4:00 pm