Goetheanum, Dornach, Switzerland

The primary function of the Council, along with the General Secretary, is to strengthen the relationship between members and branches and groups in Canada. It also works with initiatives that may arise within the membership of the Society. As well, it seeks to intensify the connection between the Canadian Society and the General Anthroposophical Society in Dornach, Switzerland. 

Councillors are chosen by their facility to work actively and collegially out of anthroposophy. Ideally, each area of the country is represented by a Councillor who serves for a term of seven years.


Rubeena has been a dedicated Waldorf class teacher, administrator, and board member for almost twenty years.  Her journey began with the founding of the Okanagan Waldorf School, a farm and forest school where animal husbandry, gardening, and wildcrafting rhythms were woven into everyday life.  From this beginning, Rubeena has been guided by the living principles of Anthroposophy. Over the past several years, she has served as an adult educator within the movement, including as a faculty member and grades program director for the West Coast Institute of Anthroposophy.  She is a certified New Adult Educator, a program based on the 7-fold learning processes developed by Coenraad van Houten.  Since 2020, Rubeena has volunteered as the Northwest Pacific Leader for the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America.  As a member of the General Section, Rubeena views Anthroposophy as a lifelong, embodied quest to understand human nature in relation to the world and spirit, and to live guided by that understanding. She looks forward to her work as Secretary for the Anthroposophical Society in Canada.


I became a member of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada in 2011 and shortly thereafter joined the Economics Conference at the Goetheanum to work with colleagues from around the world. I arrived in Canada in 2005, lived in Vancouver and Toronto, and now live in Montreal. I accepted to join the Council and role of Treasurer to fulfill my passion to serve Rudolf Steiner’s World Economy Course and find ways to bring about the healing benefits of the Threefold Social Organism.


Catarina became the council member representative for Ontario in 2019. Anthroposophy has always been intrinsically woven into the fabric of both her personal and professional life, as she values the strength and breadth it provides. Catarina was born in Montreal, educated in French, English and German and attended a Waldorf kindergarten. She has lived in various Canadian metropolises including Montreal, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Ottawa and Toronto and worked in all of the aforementioned cities. Her passion for languages led her to a career in education as a public-school teacher, Waldorf class teacher, school guidance counsellor, school principal and therapeutic counsellor. Catarina has been a member of the Anthroposophical Society since 1985, joined the First Class in 2005 and IFAPA in 2021. Exploring Anthroposophy’s many facets, enables her to apply its wisdom, thereby making it current and relevant to those she meets. She enjoys discovering the many different ways Anthroposophy can be accessed by each individual and then applied to enrich their lives.


Corinna was born and grew up in Germany. She did not attend the nearby Waldorf school but visited it several times, and the colours and forms of the building made her curious about anthroposophy. After graduating high school she enrolled in Foundation Studies on a bio-dynamic farm in Wuppertal. Her life path then took her to Eastern Germany, later to Russia, and finally to Canada where she completed her Waldorf teacher training. Having immersed herself in the vibrant anthroposophical communities around the Waldorf schools in Montreal and Toronto, she decided to become a member of the Anthroposophical Society in 2017. Corinna now lives in London ON, and teaches French at the London Waldorf School. She loves her local community where she is active in anthroposophical study groups, and the Christian Community. She has also joined the First Class. Corinna has been working with the Council since April 2024 and hopes to become a full member of Council in 2025.


Claudette has held the position of Administrator since the Fall of 2020. Claudette has been involved with the Society for many years. Prior to joining the council as representative for Quebec in 2018 she was very involved as Registration Coordinator for the 2016 Ottawa conference. As Administrator she brings a wealth of experience directing and managing a company shared with her late husband for many years. She is also the steward for the Montreal Branch and head of a study group in Montreal. Claudette is committed to serving the Anthroposophical Society in Canada and its members to the best of her ability and invites you to contact her for any administrative problem or question.

Nous sommes heureux d’annoncer que Claudette Leblanc a accepté le poste d’administratrice de la Société anthroposophique au Canada. Elle prendra la relève de Christine Tansley, qui a assuré le poste pendant une année pour remplacer Jeffrey Saunders.
Claudette s’engage activement auprès de la Société depuis de nombreuses années. Avant de devenir membre du conseil comme représentante pour le Québec en 2018, elle a été très impliquée en tant que coordonnatrice des inscriptions pour l’important congrès d’Ottawa en 2016.
Elle apporte au poste d’administratrice une riche expérience dans le domaine de direction et de gestion d’entreprise, ayant dirigé une compagnie avec son mari, aujourd’hui décédé, pendant de nombreuses années. Elle est trésorière locale pour la branche de Montréal, et anime également un groupe d’étude.
Claudette s’engage à servir la Société Anthroposophique au Canada et ses membres au mieux de ses capacités et vous invite à la contacter pour tout problème ou question d’ordre administratif.

General Secretary

Born in the United States, Mr. Chase moved to Peru at an early age. Immersion in the history and archaeology of pre-Columbian culture inspired a lifelong interest in architecture and the impact of spiritual influences in culture. While attending university he met Rudolf Steiner’s indications for the transformation of art. These changed the course of his life and have formed the foundation of his professional practice since. This led him to join the Emerson College Architects Group in England where he deepened his relationship to this impulse. Subsequently he moved to Vancouver, B.C. where he has served as an architect and planner to numerous anthroposophical initiatives throughout North America and Hawai’i. He has written, lectured and taught extensively on Rudolf Steiner’s impulse for the arts and on general anthroposophical subjects. For twelve years he served on the Council of the Anthroposophical Society in Canada. He is a founding member of the Visual Art Section in North America and has served as a member of its Council since inception. He is a Class Holder, serves on the Collegium in North America, and is the General Secretary for the Anthroposophical Society in Canada.

In the course of my life I have continuously been involved and devoted to research, learning, human development and community engagement. I have started and supported the development of schools, businesses, cooperatives, not for profit organizations, TEDx Talks, international youth exchanges, graduate program development and mentored adult learning at the Masters level since 2013. My current membership in the EdD in Educational & Professional Practice, Waldorf Education program, Antioch University is a continuation of my formal studies.

My background includes a Master of Integrated Arts, Waldorf High School Teacher certification, BA General Studies, Liberating Structures training and practice, Expressive Arts certification, Youth Development diploma from Grant MacEwan College, Improvisation for the Classroom – Paul Sills and The Art of Facilitation Training with Caroline Estes of the Alpha Institute.


Mark was a Waldorf class teacher in the early 2000’s in Nelson BC. Currently he writes courses for Rudolf Steiner College Canada, edits manuscripts and is a Foundations mentor in the RSCC Foundations in Anthroposophy program.