Sheridan Repair Café

Repair Cafe Logo - Toss It? No way!

Reduce, reuse and recycle…plus repair! Recycling is not the solution. Repairing is a better option. If you have a broken household item and don’t know what to do with it, instead of throwing it out, consider to bring it to Sheridan’s next Repair Café.

Sheridan is the first higher education institution in Canada hosting a Repair Café on campus. At the Repair Café, you can receive help on fixing your broken item, anything from computers and electronics to small appliances and clothes. Fixers, or volunteers who are skilled at doing repairs, not only help visitors fix their items but also show them how they do the repairs. This is a free event and everyone is welcome to participate.

The Repair Café is a global initiative that aims to reduce needless waste and change the throw-away mindset of our society. Started in Amsterdam in 2009, the Repair Café’s worldwide network includes more than 1800 local cafés around the world (see

Since its launch in April 2014, Sheridan has been offering four cafes each year, including two on campus and another two in collaboration with Brampton Public Library. We also offered a Repair Cafe at Oakville Central Library for the first time in May 2019. We have been receiving very positive responses from the community.

Stay tuned for details on our next Repair Café event on this page.

If you are interested on being a fixer or a general volunteer at Repair Café events, please fill out an online volunteer form or contact us at

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