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 are provided in the Pricing section below.
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 ...
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 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 under in September, 2017, co-managed by Jenn and Altaira -- with Mark and Sheila remaining on-board as owners and advisors.
In early 2018, FUSE turned another corner, as Mark and Sheila began to actively pursue a new owner for the work hub. The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) stepped forward to assume ownership and management of the hub, with a commitment to establishing a truly community-oriented innovation hub. This transition will take place on June 1st, 2018, and the hub will operate in its current location for now, continuing to build momentum for co-working on the Sunshine Coast.