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Our Board

We are currently looking for a Treasurer to sit on our board. Please see the posting below for more info.

Call for Board Member - Financial.pdf


Lisa Stark (Chair)


Lisa is so excited to join The Learnary as a board member.

She lives in East Vancouver and, as a community member, is also thrilled to have The Learnary here in the neighbourhood.

Lisa's background is in alternative dispute resolution and has also worked in outreach education and as a community-based researcher in the Downtown Eastside. Lisa holds a master's degree in political science and loves learning new things, especially from people who are really enthusiastic about sharing their expertise.

Emily Stickland (Financial Officer)

Alison Maddaugh (Secretary) 

Alison is typically on the lookout for how to make things more playful.  As a landscape architect  with a love for designing outdoor play environments, she is passionate about providing rich opportunities for children to express, explore and create. 

Dedicated to shaping engaging and sustainable public environments, Alison has helped generate several public art projects in the Hastings Sunrise area, and is proud to call this neighbourhood home.

Helen Hughes (Member at Large)


Helen founded Windsor House School, a public school experiment in non-coercive democratic education that's been running 50 years or so. She also raised three children and is the grandparent of four

Helen is an activist for social and environmental justice, an advocate for young people and a beloved community member.

After co-founding The Learnary, Helen is now joining the Board to help us grow...and to take all the classes she possibly can!

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The Learnary is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people. We are humbled by this history and grateful for our use of this land.

Phone: 604-215-1146

2643 East Hastings 

Vancouver, BC 

V5K 1Z5



Free (2 hour) public parking is available 1/2 block north of Hastings between Penticton and Kamloops.

Store Hours

Our store front is now open for browsing.

Wednesday 11 - 4

Thursday 11 - 4

Friday 11 - 5

Saturday 11 -5

Sundays 11 - 4

 Please note, payment is by card or exact change only

You can also purchase online for no-contact pick-up in store.

No-contact deliveries are also available for a small fee.


Accessibility is important to us. Please note, however, that we are in an old building with limitations.

The Learnary Storefront is on one level.

The front entrance door is 34” wide. There is a short slope outside the front door which rises approximately 5” over 13".

Our bathroom is approximately 57” x 60”.  To access, you need to pass through three doorways. The smallest has a width of 26”. The bathroom is non-gendered.

Our back door (private entrance) has five wooden steps.  

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