Start Your Own Shed
Looking to start your own shed?
Whether you choose to start an independent shed or a sponsored shed, we’re here to help make it a success.
What to Know
Men’s Sheds are built from the ground up.
Men’s Sheds is a grassroots movement, meaning most sheds start from the bottom up. Each shed is governed by its members with a unique culture and set of bylaws and policies. You have two choices when starting a shed: the independent model or sponsored model.
Today, Edmonton has a number of active sheds.
If you’re looking to start an independent shed, we can help. Our friends at the Canadian Men’s Sheds Association created a startup toolkit to make it easier to get started.
A sponsored men’s shed operates under the sponsorship of an existing non-profit or community organization.
If you choose to go this route, create a small group to work with your potential partner organization. You’ll need to develop a partner agreement that determines things like insurance coverage, program expectations and the use/cost of your space.
Contact us to learn more about a Sponsored Shed.
Interested in starting a shed?
We know starting a shed can be overwhelming. But we’re here to help.
Contact us by using the form on the right, or reach out directly.
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