Mauril-Bélanger Workshop (the Atelier)

Ontario, Canada

Hosted by Group avatarOttawa Tool Library Repair Cafe’s

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Throw it away? No way! Fix it at the Repair Café!

Repair Cafés are an international concept that has come to the National Capital Region with the goal of reducing landfill waste, teaching new skills, and building community!

Our past Repair Cafés have been very successful with volunteers fixing dozens of items and sharing their knowledge around everything from darning socks to re-wiring kettles.

Join us on Saturday, March 2nd at Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Workshop (aka the Atelier) from 10am until 2pm. It is a great day to come out and learn more about the circular economy, why it matters, and how it can help you safe money and our planet.

This event is held in collaboration with the Government of Ontario as well as the Atelier and is free of charge.

No need to register via Eventbrite, but a donation to support these great initiatives is always appreciated and helps cover expenses for volunteers.

Location

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95 Clegg St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C5, Canada

About the group

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Ottawa Tool Library Repair Cafe’s

The Ottawa Tool Library started in 2014 with the focus on lending tools but also offers workshop space, DIY courses and Repair Cafes.

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts

DO

  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.

DON’T

  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.