WHO ARE WE?
The Okanagan Men’s Sheds Association was registered as a non-profit society in British Columbia in 2013 to develop a Men’s Sheds program in the Okanagan area.
Our mandate is based on:
To engage men of all ages; increase well being of members by fostering social connections, increasing self-esteem through participation in meaningful community projects or personal tasks, sharing skills and interests
An inclusive group that reflects the ideals and goals of the participating men (members)
We place a high value on Respect, Integrity, Safety, and Best Practices.
To improve health, well-being, wellness, quality of life for men who may be ‘beyond meaningful work’. Provide an alternative for health services to better meet the needs of the members through improved access and communication. Ensure sustainability through innovation, efficiency, teamwork, service to other community partners.
To be effective in helping men combat isolation share skills and feel valued as demonstrated by participation, communication, camaraderie.