The Men’s Shed movement started in Australia in 2007, expanding their tradition of backyard sheds into col-laborative, communal spaces.
Since then, the Australian Men’s Shed Association has grown to over 900 member sheds. Other countries with Men’s Shed movements include United Kingdom, New Zealand, USA and more.
The first Men’s Shed in North America began 2009, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. There are now many sheds and many other sheds in the start up stage
The Squamish Men’s Shed
The Squamish Men’s Shed Society (SMSS) is a non-profit organization operated by volunteers to achieve three objectives:
- Promote volunteerism within our community
- Provide senior men with a safe and supportive social environment while enhancing their physical and mental well being
- Better our community by responding to “build project” requests from non-profit organizations in Squamish