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.

Independent Shed

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.

Sponsored Shed

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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