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Resources for starting a shed

Across Canada, and around the world, the Men’s Shed movement is taking off! And it’s all due to the efforts of everyday folks deciding to make a difference. But it can be difficult to know where and how to get started. So we wanted to highlight a few resources to help make things a little…

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Globe and Mail visits Woodhaven Shed in Manitoba

After wrapping up a 54-year career, David Steventon didn’t know what to do with himself. He renovated his kitchen. He and his wife, Margaret, traveled across the country. But by last Christmas, only a year after retiring from the Canadian Automobile Association, he felt restless. “I was getting under Margaret’s feet a little bit,” he…

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Coolum Men’s Shed Song

Hi Shedders around the world! The Coolum Men’s Shed have just made a video to tell the world how good it is to go to a Men’s Shed. Check it out and share!  

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Men’s Sheds featured on CBC Sunday Edition

The Woodhaven Men’s Shed (Winnipeg, MB) was featured on CBC Sunday Edition. Check out this wonderful story on CBC’s website. And here is a French language interview about Men’s Sheds.

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Here’s a research paper indicating that men’s sheds are an important part of men’s health.

Abstract [Summary] [Link to paper] Males experience greater mortality and morbidity than females in most Western countries. The Australian and Irish National Male Health Policies aim to develop a framework to address this gendered health disparity. Men’s Sheds have a distinct community development philosophy and are thus identified in both policies as an ideal location…

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Build Your Own Utility Shed

At Men’s Sheds we mostly build, well… Men’s Sheds – small groups or gathering place for men to come together to work and socialize. But in case you’d like to build an actual physical shed, guest contributor Jim Niehaus from Perfect Cuts and Miters has outlined a general approach for you to consider. DIY –…

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Men’s Sheds – Various Definitions

Here is a collection of various ways different people have described what Men’s Sheds means to them: “There are many men who experience a bit of a vacuum when the structures of their life shift….. this can generate the conditions for unwellness physically, socially, spiritually and then of course mentally. I see your men’s shed…

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