FUSE is a modern co-working space for independent workers, creatives, and entrepreneurs living in, or visiting, the Sunshine Coast of BC. The space, located in lower Gibsons, features ocean and mountain views, and is steps away from coffee shops, restaurants, and the Gibsons Public Market.
- High speed Internet access
- Kitchen with an induction burner, toaster oven, and mini fridge
- A meeting room that comfortably holds up to 6 people
- Large front patio with an ocean view
- Storage lockers
- High quality printer and office equipment
- Coffee and tea
We have a few different membership options: organizational; full-time (5 days/week); part-time (3 days/week); off-peak hours; and drop-in. Details on each membership level below.
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#15 - 292 Gower Point Rd., Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0
We meet with prospective members by appointment. Contact us for more information.
Members and Drop-in 10-pack holders are assigned key codes to access the space at any time.
Between January 2013 and January 2015, Deer Crossing The Art Farm founded and operated Fuse work hub out of the Community Futures office in Sechelt. During this time, FUSE-run programs helped launch 10 new or re-vamped social enterprises, while numerous FUSE workshops, open houses and gatherings attracted diverse groups of creative and social entrepreneurs from up and down the Sunshine Coast.
In January 2015, The Art Farm decided it was no longer practical for them to operate the FUSE pilot location in Sechelt. With continued demand for shared space in Sechelt, Community Futures stepped in to continue to offer space under the name Work Hub 2, while the broader FUSE initiative was briefly put on hold to allow for some re-thinking the initial vision.
After much brainstorming and collaborating with The Art Farm, in the spring of 2015, Mark and Sheila Cameron of Catch Our Drift Productions purchased commercial space in lower Gibsons. Together, they brought a new FUSE vision — and location — to life.
In fall 2016 as it was nearing full capacity, FUSE was hit with a flood, and was forced to close its doors. Flood recovery, which required a complete rebuild the space after it was literally stripped down to concrete and 2x4's, took a full year to complete. During that time, Mark and Sheila focused their energies on other projects and considered whether or not to re-open the FUSE space.
Fast forward to Summer 2017: Mark and Sheila proposed an experimental partnership to Jennifer McRae and Altaira Northe, two new coast residents who wanted to see a co-working space thrive in Gibsons. Following an intense burst of creative energy, FUSE re-opened to the public under in September, 2017, co-managed by Jenn and Altaira -- with Mark and Sheila remaining on-board as owners and advisors.
As of February, 2018, FUSE is turning another corner. Mark Cameron has stepped back in to manage the FUSE operation as Jenn and Altaira pursue other opportunities.
We are working to build our base of drop-in and monthly users, while actively seeking opportunities to establish FUSE as a community-driven hub.
Jenn Mcrae - Managing Partner
Recently relocated to the Sunshine Coast, Jenn McRae is embarking on a new (ad)venture to (re)open FUSE, Gibson’s coworking space. She’s spent 10 years building a DIY social impact career, including tenures with RADIUS (founder of Fellowship program, Change Lab, Cascadia Train Tour), CityStudio, Ashoka and the Urban Worker Project. She has produced more than 50 original events and community engagement initiatives. The future of work and learning are her jam and the question, how can communities generate collective resilience and thriving local economies that produce well-being and economic security for all? is the one she relentlessly pursues answering through all of her projects.
Altaira Northe - managing Partner
Altaira Northe is a writer, facilitator, and ultramarathon runner. She has a BSc in Environmental Science and spent almost a decade working on healthcare research grants and communication projects for some of Canada’s top pediatric health institutions. More recently, she's taken on freelance writing and research work, balancing corporate and non-profit clients including Shopify, Freshbooks, The Next Big Thing Foundation, Sea Legacy, and The Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto Canada.
For the past 2.5 years, Altaira was the host and organizer of CreativeMornings Toronto (CMTO), and she’ll be bringing CreativeMornings to the Sunshine Coast this fall, to showcase creativity here on the Coast, and to create a meeting place for people to connect with others about what a creative life on the Coast could look like.
Mark Cameron - owner
After selling the software company he had co-founded and managed for almost fifteen years, Mark left the tech sector in 2011 to explore other avenues of career and life. An avid writer, Mark self-published his first novel, Goodnight Sunshine, in 2015—just a few months after he and Sheila opened the FUSE Community Work Hub in Gibsons.
Currently, Mark is working on a second novel, 17 Weddings, to be released in 2018. He invests much of his time raising two homeschooled teenagers, while taking on a handful of book design and consultation projects for other self-published authors. Mark’s current passions include: songwriting, public speaking (as a member of the Coastmasters Toastmasters club), volunteering at Christenson Village, and taking part in the working board for the Coast Car Co-op.
Mark is a strong believer in grassroots action, and an avid supporter of the "sharing economy." He has an unorthodox view of the entrepreneurial journey, which drives him to challenge the status quo and question traditional strategies. One of Mark’s favourite quotes (from the Dilbert comic strip) is: “If everyone is doing it, best practices is the same thing as mediocre.”
Sheila Cameron - owner
Sheila Cameron is a professional editor, writer, speaker and homeschool mum living in Gibsons, BC. She is a member of Editors Canada, Federation of BC Writers, and the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA). She is also a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and an active member of Toastmasters International. Sheila is passionate about raising our collective human consciousness through thoughtful sharing of stories and knowledge whether on the page or on the stage. Her first book, Shine Bright: Live A Supernova Life, was published in 2017.
THOMAS James mcrae
Thomas loves the friendly atmosphere provided by a co-working environment. He recently moved to the Coast from Northern BC. He has Central Coast roots on his dads side, and Kootney roots on him mom's side. When not at Fuse, Thomas can be found on Whitaker beach, running free, and chomping crab shells with his mom.
#15 - 292 Gower Point Rd
PHONE #: (604) 740-2179