Organizational Structure

The following groups play key roles in the Toronto Waldorf School community:

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is a self-selecting body composed of parents, teachers, and friends of TWS. Members are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to TWS and their professional expertise. Additionally, the TWS bylaws name both the Faculty Chair and the Administrative Director as voting ex-officio Directors. Although we have no bylaw governing the number of teachers who serve on the Board, it is deemed helpful to have one or two faculty members in addition to the Faculty Chair and Administrative Director.

The Board of Directors is responsible for the short and long-term strategic advancement of the mission, vision, and values of Toronto Waldorf School. TWS is a charitable, non-profit organization granted charitable status in the service of our Mission. In this manner, TWS is accountable to the public trust to continually serve the Mission.

The Board is responsible for:

  • establishing policies that are consistent with the school’s mission, vision, and values
  • for the fiscal and legal stability of the school
  • for meeting requirements of governmental agencies and accrediting bodies
  • hiring the Administrative Director and reviewing his/her performance yearly
  • maintaining regular contact with the management of the school through the Board Executive

Several committees have been set up to support the school.

See the current Toronto Waldorf School Board of Directors

Members of the Corporation

The Toronto Waldorf School is a not-for-profit corporation. In Ontario, all not-for-profit corporations must have Members of the Corporation (“Members”). Members serve the same role in a not-for-profit corporation that shareholders serve in a capital corporation.

The duties include:

  • Attending the annual general meeting
  • Ratifying the Board of Directors
  • Appointing an auditor each year and reviewing the auditor’s report
  • Approving any changes to the bylaw or articles of incorporation
  • Approving any financial recovery plan, where one is requires
  • Approving any changes to the Letter Patent
  • Approving “winding-up” the corporation
  • Ensuring the ongoing mission of the Toronto Waldorf School.

Members of the Corporation are current and former faculty, Board members, staff, parents and community members who have demonstrated a commitment to TWS and Waldorf education.

Individuals who wish to become a Member and meet the necessary qualifications may apply every two years for a two-year membership. In addition, a $50.00 membership fee must be submitted with every application.

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