London and Area

Who We Are

The London and Area Chapter covers the largest demographic area in southwestern Ontario. Encompassing London and Chatham, it includes Windsor and Sarnia to the West and goes north to Seaforth, Kincardine and the Huron Shores and reaching Woodstock to the East. Our chapter includes the counties in southwestern Ontario of Bruce, Middlesex, Perth, Essex, Elgin, Huron, Grey and Oxford.

Our POC chapter meetings brings together like-minds to discuss the many facets of the organizing profession. POC London and Area members focus on a variety of specialized areas including event planning, senior moves & downsizing, family, residential, SOHO (small office, home office), time management, and corporate organizing. Many of our organizers offer public speaking and seminars on how to become better organized. Find a professional organizer in London and the surrounding counties in southwestern Ontario

Volunteering in the Community

We are very proud to work with non-profit community organizations during our Community Awareness Events. Over the years we have helped organize or raise funds for the following non-profit organizations:

  • The Canadian Red Cross
  • Hospice of London
  • The Alzheimer's Society
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Big Give projects
  • Braz for the Cause
  • Merrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre
  • Sari - Therapeutic Riding

We will continue to give back to our various communities to help raise awareness of our profession and the benefits that professional organizing can bring to individuals, families and organizations.

May 2014 - Sari - Therapeutic Riding

Sari - Therapeutic RidingThe London and Area POC Chapter donated a day of their time to Sari. Sari is a therapeutic riding centre.

SARI Therapeutic Riding has a history dating back to 1978 of providing specialized horse back riding programs for people with special needs. Our riders include over 150 individuals from London and surrounding communities. The majority of our participants are children and youth. These riders receive the physical, mental and emotional benefits of therapy, while building relationships with the volunteers and horses who partner with them.

Eight members of the London and Area chapter spent a day working with the staff at Sari to PURGE, SORT AND REOGANIZE their storage areas. It was a great day of organizing, learning and bonding.

London and Area Chapter Charity Event - June 2011

2011 Charity EventMerrymount Family Support and Crisis Centre – Merrymount works on a daily basis on behalf of families and children who are in crisis and/or experiencing times of transition.

The London and Area Chapter held their first Shred It Event in June to raise awareness of identity fraud in partnership with our local Shred It company. It was a great success and a lot of fun even though the thunder and rain was a challenge. The public that attended was asked for a donation for any papers they brought to be shredded, with all monies raised going to benefit the charity we picked to help this year Merrymount. We are hoping to make this an annual event for our Chapter as it was well received by all that participated.

London and Area Chapter Volunteers (left to right) Pauline Hoffman, Mariette Bardoel, Kim Tremblay, Janice Kirwin, Margarita Ibbott and Suzanne Stuart.

London and Area Strategic Plan

Through our monthly meetings, we work together to support our members and their businesses by focusing our energies on our chapter Strategic Plan which supports the London and Area Chapter goals.

Member Goals: Provide continuous educational support to members by networking, sharing resources and mentoring. Whether attending our Annual National POC Conference, chapter monthly meetings, enrolling in teleclasses or job shadowing we strive to support each individual chapter member.

Chapter Goals: Develop a marketing plan within our budget with the objective to unite our chapter and grow our businesses. Goal targets include public communication through our webpage, holding satellite chapter meetings throughout southwestern Ontario and involvement in tradeshows, seminars and networking events.

Community Goals: Promote Professional Organizers in Canada by creating heighten awareness through media exposure and giving back to the community. We hope to educate the public by attending charity events and participating in an annual organizing events in our communities.

Chapter Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Meetings are held in and around London, Ontario. Please refer to the Event Details for locations and guest speakers.

Meetings are free to POC members and a $20 meeting fee is charged to guests. Guests are welcome to attend two meetings before to joining.

Chapter Contact

Cheryl Dancey:

Chapter Executive

  • Chair: Geraldina Meriano
  • Vice-Chair: Cheryl Dancey
  • Treasurer: Tanja Bleyert
  • Secretary & Social Media Manager: Adeilah Dahlke

Chapter Events

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