Makerspace

Networks Ministries believes that having the opportunity to build connections and having new experiences is key to good mental health. The makerspace is just that. It a place where you can experience new and interesting things while working together with others.  The Makerspace has 7000 sq ft of space. This space includes a workshop, textiles and craft section,  stained glass, technology lab, multipurpose rooms for workshops, gymnasium for events, outdoor workspace for bigger projects.

What is a Makerspace?

A Makerspace is similar to having a gym membership, except instead of exercise equipment it’s for tools! You pay a monthly membership fee and get a warm area to work with tools that you may not have at home. It is the most affordable way of being creative! YOu don’t have to buy tools you just can use them.

How does it work?

#1 Come to an orientation meeting and take a tour of the space.

#2 Fill out the registration forms and pay the $25 one-time registration fee.

#3 Depending on the skill level required for each tool or piece of equipment it will be labeled with  Green (anyone can use it)   Yellow (You must attend a certification Course 1-2 evenings depending on which course) and Red ( You must have Networks Technician assist you)

#4 Then let the creative ideas flow! You are now a member of the Makerspace!

When will it open?

March 2021

What opportunities will there be?

Of course, this will take some time to set up and we want to improve the space as well. But so far we have some of the equipment for the following

Table crafts and sewing area

Technology Lab

Glass Lab

WorkShop

How do I become a maker?

  1. Let us know you’re interested! Email: admin@networksdc.ca and give us your contact information. May include a small blurb on what you would like to do in the makerspace. As well if you have expertise or experience in something that you would be willing to share with others, let us know that too.
  2. Come to an information meeting. Once we have your contact information, we can let you know the next meeting date is. You will learn about the makerspace movement and how it will look in our community. You can ask questions and share ideas. Networks oversee the program but the community of makers can make suggestions and have input on the space its self.
  3. Register for the Makers Space and pay your fees (some sponsorships can be applied for)
  4. Take the safety training offered for any equipment that we require training prior to using it.

How much will it cost to be a member?

Registration $25

First 3 months $50/Monthly

After 3 months $60/Monthly

Yearly membership $600

What about COVID?

We will be following all provincial orders and regulations

How can I support this initiative?

  1. Donate your unwanted tools and supplies
  2. Make a financial donation to help us purchase tools and equipment
  3. If your business sells tools, maybe consider donating one to show that your company is community-minded.
  4.  Participate in fundraisers or support fundraising participants