We Are Growing!
The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) is proud to announce the coast-wide expansion of the FUSE Community Workhub. With support from a wide range of regional partners FUSE will expand its Gibsons facility and open two more locations in Sechelt and Pender Harbour.
Providing infrastructure and resources to the growing Sunshine Coast community of telecommuters, digital nomads, and self-employed contractors, the FUSE workhub provides a semi-structured office environment with more flexibility than fixed 9 to 5 office hours. Membership in Fuse allows for 24/7 access to any of our facilities where members can take advantage of our shared high speed internet while working at a hot desk, book consultation rooms for small meetings, or book the board room for large meetings. Workhubs such as FUSE have been a crucial step in launching and supporting small businesses, meeting new business contacts, resources, and performing the crucial role of incubator for the growing population of entrepreneurs that contribute to the Sunshine Coast economy and reputation.
FUSE Gibsons 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
High quality printer and office equipment
Organic coffee from Beachcomber Coffee Company and an assortment of teas
FUSE is a member of the Coworking BC Society, a collective of more than 20 co-working hubs throughout the province of British Columbia. The Coworking BC Passport program allows passport holders to experience up to one full day at each participating location -- including FUSE -- for a small fee to offset the collective's administrative costs. For a limited time, the Coworking BC Passport is available for only $50. Click here for more details ...
FUSE EVENTS & BOOKings
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 of 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 joined forces with 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 in September, 2017, co-managed by Jenn and Altaira -- with Mark and Sheila remaining on-board as owners and advisors.
On June 1st, 2018, FUSE took a major step forward as a truly community-oriented innovation hub. The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) assumed ownership and management of the hub, with a commitment to expanding the presence and scope of FUSE within the Sunshine Coast community.