Men's Sheds Canada: Working together


Men’s Sheds are modern, shared versions of the home workshops that have long been part of the Canadian way of life. The Canadian Men’s Sheds Association is a peer-run group that aims to build relationships between Canadian sheds, help new ones get started, and raise awareness about the friendly, inclusive, and creative spaces that sheds can offer. Want to learn more? Contact Us or visit About Sheds.


Founder of Men’s Sheds Canada receives Lieutenant Governor’s Award posted February 4 2021

Doug Mackie, founder of Men’s Sheds Canada, has received the Manitoba Lieutenant Governor’s Make a Difference Community Award! Doug Mackie founded the first Canadian shed in 2011 in Winnipeg. Doug recognized that many men in his community had both time on their hands and a tendency to suffer from isolation, loneliness, and depression. This was…

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The Men’s Shed: Shedding a little light in our community posted December 18 2020

The folks at The Arnprior & McNab-Braeside Men’s Shed have created a fantastic video about their shed and how it is impacting the lives of it’s members as well as the community. Check it out! The Arnprior & McNab-Braeside Men’s Shed offers a closer look at how it creates a welcoming place where men can…

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CBC looks at how Mens Sheds is combating suicide posted October 27 2020

A recent episode of CBC The Current looks at men’s suicide, especially in rural areas of Canada. Interviewed are a number of Men Shed members from Parkland Men Shed in Dauphin, Manitoba. Where to get help: Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566 (Phone) | 45645 (Text) | (Chat) In Quebec (French): Association québécoise de prévention du suicide: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553) Kids…

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