windsor house

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Windsor House is a publicly funded democratic K-12 school located in North Vancouver, BC and administered by the Gulf Islands School District.

first heard about windsor house from Matt

After running a small learning center just off Commercial Drive, Hern and his partner Selena Couture worked at Windsor House Alternative School, then opened the Purple Thistle Centre in 2000 with seven teenage friends in East Vancouver. The Thistle has since flourished and expanded significantly into a major community center that is run collectively by a group of youth. Hern acts as a mentor, fundraiser, and organizer who works closely with the collective.


[16 min documentary]


feb 2015 – windsor house moves into purple thistle space (via Heidi – who’s kids go there):


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