Event Grants

Men’s Sheds ~ Jan. 27, 2023

Nov 30, 2022

Men’s Sheds is Brant District 40’s most recent community effort in which men gather within informal groups for camaraderie and fellowship to learn new skills, mentor others, and give back to the community. The goal of Men’s Sheds is to combat isolation, anxiety, loneliness and depression within men, particularly older men. For more information on Men’s Sheds go to https://menssheds.ca

Pictured below is our Brant District President, Betty Anne Whitney, presenting a cheque for $4000 to Lucy Marco from Grand River Council on Aging. The two organizations will be working together on this project from November 2022 to May 2023.

The RTOERO (Retired Teachers and Education Workers) District 40 is partnering with the Grand River Council on Agin to determine if there is interest in starting a Brantford-Brant “Men’s Shed”.

In a “Shed”, men get together for activities like woodworking projects, music, cooking, bike repairs, and watching sports together with other armchair athletes. Anything is possible!

Retired men are invited to attend three focus groups to discuss how a Men’s Shed might be created locally. 
January 27 – Explanation and Community Research Opportunities
February 24 – Research Results and Next Steps
March 31 – Feasibility Results and Recommendations
Fridays, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Grand River Community Health Centre, 363 Colborne St., Community Room C.
Refreshments provided.
Register by Jan. 20, 2023
Email [email protected]
or Call 519-754-0777 ext.438