The Repair Cafe is a place where people can gather to help each other repair household goods instead of having to throw them away. The Repair Cafe concept was started in the Netherlands by Martine Postma in 2009. There are now over 1200 Repair Cafes around the world. Ten of them are located in Canada and seven of those are located on Vancouver Island. Some repair cafes, like the Nanaimo Repair Cafe, are held in public facilities like libraries on certain occasions while others have permanent locations.
If you would like to learn more about Repair Cafes and possibly start one in your neighbourhood, click here: https://repaircafe.org/en