Repair Café at HMC – Volunteers Needed!

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Are you the kind of person who avoids tossing things in the trash whenever possible? Do you enjoy fixing things and teaching others? If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, we need your help!

Sheridan is offering its next Repair Café event at the Hazel McCallion Campus on November 29. We are looking for volunteer fixers who are skilled at repairing household items, including everything from computers and electronics to small appliances and clothes.

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Faculty, staff and students are all welcome. As a fixer, you will help visitors repair the items they have brought in and explain to them the repair process. Below are the details of the next Repair Café:

  • Date: Thursday, November 29
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: HMC B-Wing, Creative Commons (first floor)

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please fill in a volunteer sign-up form.

Never been to a Repair Café before? You can check out the short documentary Fixed!, which recently aired on TVO and is now available online.

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Sheridan is the first postsecondary institution in Canada to host a Repair Café. It was launched in April 2014 as part of the Mission Zero initiative. Learn more about the philosophy of Sheridan’s Repair Cafés on the Curiosities Blog.

Repair Café is a global movement started in Amsterdam in 2009. It aims to reduce needless waste that is sent to landfills and to change society’s throwaway mindset. To date, there are over 1,500 Repair Cafés worldwide. To learn about other Repair Cafés around the globe, please visit the Repair Café Foundation website.

For any questions, please feel free to contact the Office for Sustainability at missionzero@sheridancollege.ca.

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