Calgary

Who We Are

The Calgary Chapter was established in 2005 and, as of 2018, we have approximately 60 members providing Professional Organizing services to Calgary and the surrounding area.

We provide a supportive environment for local POC members. We encourage our members to network & share ideas. We are in support of passing along referrals, strive for quality service for our clients and aim to increase professionalism in our industry.

The Calgary Chapter is proud to include Silver Leaf members, Gold Leaf Members as well as members who have successfully completed the POC Trained Professional Organizer Program.

Monthly Chapter Meetings

Our Chapter schedule provides our members with an opportunity to network & to learn with others in our profession. We aim to meet monthly and keep the schedule with varied day/evening times to allow members the flexibly to attend as many meeting as possible.

We strive to provide a Professional Development Day each year with topics that vary from business development to personal growth. We also host a Calgary Gives Back charity day which is not only rewarding but also a lot of fun too!

(Note: we don’t typically meet July/August & December)

Meeting Location

Our meeting are often hosted at one of the Calgary Public Library spaces. We do our best to keep consistency in our meeting location, but it may vary based on availability. Please refer to our meeting/event information to confirm the location.

Cost

There is a fee of $20 for guests to attend our meetings. Our Professional Development Days are $50 for guests. There is no charge for POC members.

Chapter Contact

If you have any further questions or wish to speak to someone in our chapter please contact calgary@organizersincanada.com.

Chapter Executive

  • Chair: Melanie Higuchi, Functional Spaces
  • Vice Chair: Heather Schmidt, Wild Rose Organizing
  • Program Coordinator: Helen Youn
  • Acting Treasurer: Amanda Side, Lighter Side Interiors Ltd
  • Secretary: Lori Renaud, Redeem My Space
  • Communication Coordinator: Sarah Forester
  • Social Media Coordinator: Sarah Boland, Calmly Organized
  • Membership Coordinator: Margi Regehr, FreeSpace Professional Organizing
  • Special Events Coordinator: Debbie White, Orderly Outcomes Consulting
  • Member at Large: Collette Oswald, Organizing by Oz

Chapter Events

Please be advised that, until further notice, POC has cancelled ALL face-to-face chapter meetings, elections, events and/or gatherings of POC members. Any chapter that wishes to meet virtually for continuation of chapter business, including elections, workshops or just to network, are welcome to use the POC Zoom account at no charge. To book a Zoom meeting, or to see what dates and times are available for your meeting, please visit the Members Only landing page.

In light of Covid-19, our Calgary Gives Back (May 28) and California Closets (June 22) events have been postponed.

The Calgary Chapter Executive team is working hard to create virtual events to replace these postponed events.

Please stay tuned for more details as they become available.

TPO Exams

Considering the ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, our Trained Professional Organizer exam set to take place at the chapter level must be canceled.  

We know how hard many of you have been working to successfully complete the necessary courses to be eligible to take the exam and how disappointed you may feel. Rest assured that our objective is to safeguard the health of our organizing community and we will reschedule the exam when possible.

Wishing you all peace and good health during these trying times!