BC Lower Mainland

Who We Are

The BC Lower Mainland Chapter of POC, founded in 2003, is strong on enthusiasm, has passion for organizing as a profession, and is committed to furnishing the educational tools to ensure members' success.

Chapter Area

The BC Lower Mainland Chapter covers the Lower Mainland of Vancouver where the majority of the members reside. This area includes: Vancouver, New Westminster, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, White Rock, Langley, Delta and Abbotsford. However, we have additional members in the interior of BC.


  • Foster a welcoming environment for networking and information sharing
  • Supply access to local resources that support our work with clients
  • Provide an educational forum where both experienced and novice organizers can learn to develop strong businesses
  • Develop community awareness of the benefits of employing professional organizers

Monthly Chapter Meetings

Our meetings are well-attended due to the quality of the programs and presenters. Not only do we bring in outside speakers but we utilize the talent within our organization to facilitate round-tables that promote member participation. We also plan visits to local suppliers and host 2 social events per year. In 2007, the chapter hosted the first National POC conference to be held in Western Canada

Meeting Agenda

Our meetings run for 2 hours and 30 minutes on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, starting at 6:15 PM. We begin each meeting with open networking and opportunities for new and experienced members to mingle, grab refreshments or review our resource table.

Meeting proceedings start promptly at 6:50 pm and generally after some short announcements, our first order of business is our featured presentation. We encourage all members and guests to come early as to not miss out on the presentation highlights. Our meeting agendas include a variety of networking, chapter business, announcements, guest speakers and new member’s orientation sessions. We welcome members and guests.


Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West
3677 Kensington Avenue, Burnaby, BC
* Location subject to change. Please RSVP in advance to save your spot and confirm meeting location.

(Meeting room is located on the West side of the building complex. There is free parking available South of the 'round-about' at the west end of Joe Sakic Way)

*Note: This meeting location is subject to change. Please RSVP in advance to save your spot and confirm meeting location.



Our meetings are free for POC members, with a $20 fee for guests. We accept cash or cheques and receipts will be provided.


You can contact our Chapter Communications Coordinator at bclowermainland@organizersincanada.com.

Chapter Executive

  • Chair: Kerith Paterson
  • Past Chair: Linda Chu
  • Vice Chair: open
  • Treasurer: Randeep St. Jacques
  • Membership: Leslie Todd
  • Data & Information Manager: Allison Queeley
  • Program Coordinator: Quincilia Siah
  • Marketing & Community Events: Koralee Pearson
  • Executive-at-Large: Jodi Robillard

Executive Positions and List of Duties (PDF)

To receive our monthly chapter updates and meeting invitations, please email us at bclowermainland@organizersincanada.com

Chapter Events

  • No upcoming events