CCMF-Ottawa, in collaboration with the Ottawa Council on Aging and the Good Companion Centre, have launched Ottawa’s first men’s shed. The shed is currently meeting only virtually due to COVID restrictions.
Men’s sheds are social groups of senior men that meet regularly for friendship and socializing. Often they are associated with a practical activity such as woodworking. Over a thousand men’s sheds have been started in Australia where they originated. In our area, men’s sheds are operating in Arnprior, Almonte and Carleton Place, as well as the new one in Ottawa.