Naismith Men's Shed

Site: Almonte

Alternate Name NMS
Location & Accessibility
Site Location Mill of Kintail Conservation Area
Located In Community Almonte
Address & Map
Mill of Kintail
2854 Ramsay Concession 8
Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
Intersection Bennies Corners Rd and Ramsay Concession 8
Mailing Address c/o David Steventon 
525 Tatlock Rd 
Carleton Place, ON K7C 0C5
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Both the Mama's Restaurant and the Naismith Men's Shed are fully accessible to people using wheelchairs, including adapted parking spaces and accessible washrooms.
Parking Naismith Men's Shed: the pay parking lot is free for the shed's members * Mama's Restaurant: free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) Peer-run group dedicated to men, including those living in social isolation, for ex. after retirement * offering a gathering place, involving a work space in which men get together, stay productive and do projects to benefit the community 
In partnership with the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) where NMS has acquire the custodianship of an actual Men’s Shed and additional meeting space located at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area, near Almonte; in return, shed members volunteer to help park staff maintain the conservation area * an opportunity to share skills and to socialize * meeting at restaurant for breakfast twice a month  
Independent organization, no strings attached * inclusive and respectful * other locations in Eastern Ontario: Arnprior, Carleton Place and Perth
Sup. Description Men's Sheds started in Australia where it has about 900 member sheds today. The movement has spread to New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, the United States and Canada. Learn more at:
Dates All year long
Meetings * First and third Thursday of the month, 8 am: breakfast at Mama's Place Restaurant, 413 Ottawa St,, Almonte * second and fourth Thursday of the month, 10 am: shed meeting at The Gatehouse's meeting room, Mill of Kintail
Areas Served Almonte ; Mississippi Mills
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Men 18 years and older, residents in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills and surrounding regions
Application Call or send an email * for general inquiries about the movement: send an email to:
Languages English
Fees Membership
Service Categories Social Clubs/Events ~ Men
Contact Information
Social Media LinkedIn
Primary Executive David Steventon Leader; Phone: (Residence) 613-257-7048; Email:
Other Details
Established 2007 (Australia); 2018 (Almonte)
Funding Fundraising ; Donations - including tools ; Sale of Goods - gift shop items and more ; Membership fees - $1 ; The Canadian Men's Sheds Association is supported by the Movember Foundation and the University of Manitoba
Resources Locally: shed, tools and meeting room 
On Canadian Men's Sheds Association's website, Shed Startup Toolkit * online videos * International Men's Sheds Organization (IMSO) Newsletter
Accreditation No * Member of the Canadian Men's Sheds Association * some participants have a trade certificate

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