- by Robert McKay
With several study groups now underway in the downtown core, a group of Society members and others interested in Anthroposophy will be meeting in November to discuss the idea of developing a Toronto Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. In national societies around the world, local branches play a vital role in connecting individuals interested in anthroposophy, in supporting practical initiatives, and, in representing anthroposophy to the local community. Since the Toronto group includes individuals who have not worked together before, the focus of the November meeting will be on getting to know each other, as well as discussing the nature of anthroposophical branch work in general. The group will then consider if there is a shared interest in moving forward with one or more practical projects. This approach is based on the fact that most successful branches have developed gradually out of a shared history of practical work. The being of the branch emerges out of the collaborative doing of a team. A formal request to the Council to recognize a new Toronto Branch is many months away, and will only be considered if the group is successful in maintaining a productive, shared activity. If you are interested in hearing more, or participating in the November meeting, please contact Robert McKay at (416) 723-5608.