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Hiring of Sylvie

In recent months, LESPACEMAKER has had more and more members. In fact, we have reached a record number of 165 members! Although this is undeniably extraordinary, the increase in the population of the workshop also brings its share of challenges for everyone, particularly for the management team who see their tasks considerably increase.

In addition to managing the daily life of LESPACEMAKER, the management team must also ensure the sustainability of the organization and promote the development of the project by creating new initiatives. In addition, it is essential to continue to welcome more members who in turn will help keep the management team busy… It has always been planned to expand the team of employees in a responsible and strategic way. We are now at one of those key moments where adding new forces is just as reasonable as it is necessary.

It is therefore with great pleasure that management and the Board of Directors announce the hiring of Sylvie Deschenes as Deputy Director of LESPACEMAKER! Sylvie is joining the team this week and will support the team by managing day-to-day work, training, welcoming new members, communications, and the thousands of related tasks that make up the catch-all portion of her job description! Before you get carried away, no, those chores don’t include cleaning toilets or managing waste… Nice try, but household chores are still everyone’s responsibility!

Although she is not a member, Sylvie knows the project well. In addition to having worked for many organizations in terms of logistics, human resources management, and event management, Sylvie has a great artistic sense. It goes without saying that all his qualifications and her sincere desire to contribute to taking LESPACEMAKER even further are welcome as the project enters one of its most effervescent and stimulating phases!

We are counting on everyone to welcome her warmly and facilitate her integration at LESPACEMAKER.
Thanks!

– La Direction and the Board of Directors

CBC News

An interview about the challenge for professionnel artists and artisans to find affordable workshops. (30 janvier 2022)

▼▼ LESPACEMAKER Makes the News ▼▼

LESPACEMAKER

For those who have not seen it yet, a nice article on LESPACEMAKER in the Journal de Montréal this morning, thanks to Camille Dauphinais-Pelletier!

Pssst, we always need help with chores and various committees! It is thanks to a motivated volunteer team that this project is possible. “There are 1000 ways to get involved, people here are really hospitable”. Feel free to write to us and come to the space 

►►► Read the full article (french only)

▼▼ INFORMATION NIGHT ▼▼

You’ve heard about this community maker workshop project in the Centre-Sud area and want to find out more about LESPACEMAKER’s features, objectives and culture? Come to our information session, where we will explain everything about the project: its intentions, the workshops we’ll be offering, how it works and all the different ways you can participate. At the same time, you can visit the site and tell us how you want to get involved before the official opening.

Snacks and drinks will be served. Paying bar (Fundraising mode).

We look forward to meeting you soon.

17:00 Open House / Apero
18:30 Presentation
20:00 Questions & Discussion

►►► TICKETS

▼▼ FINANCING ▼▼

Financement PME MTL

A new chapter is being written. We have just received a first payment of $20,000 from PME MTL Centre-Ville for the launch of LESPACEMAKER.

We owe considerable thanks to Jason Prince who was without a doubt the catalyst for our public fundraising efforts. We couldn’t have hoped for a better advisor to represent our project. He instantly understood not only the social value of LESPACEMAKER, but also its character and uniqueness.

On behalf of the entire LESPACEMAKER community, thank you, Jason Prince! Thank you, PME MTL!

SIGNED LEASE

2875 RUE HOCHELAGA
2875 RUE HOCHELAGA

This is great news for the Montreal makers community! After more than two years of gestation, we have signed our lease for the coming years.

LESPACEMAKER will be located at 2875 Hochelaga in Centre-Sud, a stone’s throw from the Préfontaine metro station. This first phase of the project guarantees us a space of 15,000 square feet inside and 5,000 square feet outside as of October 1, 2018.  A second phase will allow us to expand the site to 30,000 square feet.

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