Donna Van Toen
Donna Van Toen was a certified professional astrologer (NCGR-IV) based in Toronto, Canada. She had 30 years of consulting experience and 28 years of teaching experience.
Donna lectured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, presenting lectures at international and regional conferences and workshops for various astrology groups.
Donna was dedicated member of the astrology community as a member of AFAN, ISAR, NCGR, and Astrology Toronto. Over her years of service, wehs was the recipient of several awars including: an AFAN Community Service Award and an Astro-Rama Award for Outstanding Contributions to Astrological Education and both the Mercury and Saturn Awards from FCA Canada. She is a past President of Astrology Toronto, past President of the UAC Board, an NCGR advisor, and was an AFAN Presiding Officer in 2018. If that isn’t enough, she had also served four two-year terms on the AFAN Steering Committee!
What Donna perhaps is most known for, is the founder and convenor of SOTA, the State Of The Art conference, Canada’s annual Astrology Conference, which has been held at Toronto and St. Catharines in Ontario, as well as the Buffalo-Niagara region of New York.
An eclectic astrologer known for her sense of humour, clear presentation style, fair-mindedness, and common sense, Donna’s specialties included vocational astrology, relationship astrology, Western metaphysical astrology, aspect theory, and life purpose/personal empowerment work.
Sadly, Donna passed away on December 8, 2018, in Toronto. It is unknown at this time what will happen to the 2019 SOTA Conference. This website will be updated when more information is available.