Although the Ottawa Centre Men’s Shed is still in its infancy and its development is being affected by the Covid 19 restrictions, we have already accomplished much for our members and have ambitious dreams. Our members want to give back to the society that gave us those rich experiences and skills over our lifetime. We look forward to the day when we can take on community projects and good works.
Sponsors are welcome. We need a place to build a workshop. We need tools. We need a place to meet. If you know of an under-utilized facility, please point us in the right direction.
We would, of course, welcome any contribution whether in cash or grants or equipment to put toward good works projects. However, there are many other ways in which you can help.
You can help by increasing the awareness of the problems we are trying to solve and the fact that Men Sheds exist to solve those problems.
You can help by endorsing the men’s shed movement in its pursuit of government financial support. The Men’s Shed movement in Canada needs to be recognized as a viable solution for men at risk, and worthy of financial assistance in establishing and maintaining the broadest possible presence of Men’s Sheds throughout Canada. Men’s Sheds in Australia, the U.K. and other countries are supported by government grants.
You can help by encouraging men, particularly seniors, to consider starting or joining a Men’s Shed in your community.
You can help with your organization’s endorsement of Men’s Sheds as a proactive approach and effective solution to the growing crisis of loneliness isolation, depression, and suicide faced by Canadian men.
You can help us discover great projects that need doing, that are within our capacity to deliver.
Then, of course, you can help us by helping yourself. Join us on our new adventure.