Cowichan Community Workshop

A Place to Create and a Place to Learn


“A community workshop offers a variety of ways for Co-op member/owners to socialize and do creative work, alone or in groups, and provide mentorship to younger people interested in learning how to use a wide variety of tools.” John Dunbar


Hours of Operation

The Workshop is open:

Cowichan Community Workshop

  • Tuesday and Thursday: 5 pm to 9 pm
  • Wednesday: 12 am – 3 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 3 pm
  • Saturday: 9 am to 3 pm

Cowichan Valley Rockhounds:

  • Monday  9 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 1 pm – 4 pm

Click here for a pdf of the current open-shop-times.

Ladies Woodworking Class Starting Wednesdays

27 June – 15 August – each Wednesday evening from 6pm – 9pm

The project will be a Tool Box/Garden Tote and if time permits a second project can be started, we can certainly discuss it. This project will develop your skills and give you something that will be quite useful around the home.

For more information click here or contact Gerry Humeny Ph: 1-250-710-4378 E mail:


The Cowichan Community Workshop yearly membership will help support the maintenance of the workshop and running costs. For information about membership fees click here.

To become a member, you need to complete the following three steps:

  1. Become a member of the CCW
  2. Become a member of the CECC
  3. Fill out the Liability Waiver Form

Our Vision












The idea for creating the first community workshop in the Cowichan Valley was spearheaded by Elder Care Co-op member/owner John Dunbar, who, like many seniors (male and female alike), was downsizing his home of many years and, in the process, losing his workshop and/or space to pursue hobbies.

The Cowichan Elder Care Cooperative (CECC) in partnership with The Hub at Cowichan Station are excited to offer the Cowichan Community Workshop. The goals of the workshop are to provide a safe, welcoming place for members to do recreational and utilitarian projects in a well equipped workshop. We envision a place to:

  • Allow CECC members to socialize with members of all ages and backgrounds
  • Pass on skills by teaching and mentoring
  • Teach shop related skills
  • Support the maintenance needs of CSAA
  • Provide a workshop for those who need to create!

Our Needs










Cowichan Community Workshop is looking for volunteers who can pass on their skills in woodwork, general carpentry, furniture building, DIY repairs.  If you want to teach, learn or do this may be what you are looking for.


Are you interested in being a mentor for the youth of Cowichan Valley? Do you have a skill that you would like to pass on or offer it to the community as service? A membership to the Cowichan Elder Care Co-op (no age restrictions here!) is required. It is $10.00 for a lifetime If you would like to join us as a volunteer.

Committee Positions Open

We are looking for volunteers that can help support the day to day running of the workshop. Also members of a Board that will help guide the operation of the membership and workshop.

Contact Us

Visit the Cowichan Community Workshop Facebook page or email us at for more information.