North-GTA

Who We Are

The North GTA chapter started in February 2007 and was established to serve the many members living and working north of the Greater Toronto Area. Our catchment area falls between Mavis Road in the west end, to Hwy 404 in the east, and from Steeles Avenue in the south, to Orillia and beyond (at this time) in the north.

Our Chapter includes the following regions/towns:

  • York Region: including Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, and Thornhill;
  • Municipality of King: including King City, Nobleton, and Schomberg;
  • Vaughan: including Concord, Kleinburg, Maple, and Woodbridge;
  • Caledon/Dufferin: including Bolton, Brampton, Caledon & Caledon East, and Orangeville;
  • Simcoe: including Alliston, Barrie, Beeton, Bradford, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midhurst, Orillia, Penetang, Stayner, and Tottenham.

Chapter Goals

We work towards enhancing the status and public recognition of our members, as professional organizers by:

  • Supporting individuals in the development of their businesses through collaboration and guidance to relevant resources;
  • Promoting continuing learning and working towards self-improvement;
  • Helping fellow members in the spirit of friendly co-operation;
  • Participating in the activities of the POC Association;
  • Sharing market intelligence and knowledge of new business opportunities.

Monthly Meetings

We encourage members to be actively involved, either as a chapter executive member, in a volunteer capacity, or as regular attendee. Imagine the benefits of active and wholehearted participation in a thriving and inspired Chapter!

Our meetings are casual but informative with a focus on how to advance your organizing business. Our objective is to support you, to inform you, and to inspire you; plan on interactive sessions, with opportunity for networking and fun! Bring your talents, your enthusiasm, and your questions because we will call upon you to share your knowledge and your challenges for the benefit of all members.

Regular Chapter Meeting Agenda

  • 6:30pm – Welcome & Networking
  • 6:45pm – Guest Intro's (visitors and/or Associate Members)
  • 6:55pm – Introduce Topic and Speaker
  • 7:00pm – SPEAKER & Question and Answer for Speaker
  • 8:00pm – Break in meeting (speaker leaves)
  • 8:05pm – POC Business – Report on monthly National Chapter Chat or other Housekeeping announcements
  • 8:35pm – Accountability Challenge: Being a Supportive Community to Grow With.
  • 8:55pm – Other business
  • 9:00pm – Meeting Adjourned

Meeting Location

This year we have booked Coppa’s Fresh Market, Upstairs Community Room, 1700 King Road, King City, in York Region close to Hwy 400. For those of you who are travelling straight from work there is an opportunity to grab a bite to eat at the fresh food market downstairs – from pasta to pizza to salad to treats.

NEW THIS YEAR! Please note that we will not have a ‘face to face’ meeting each month. During the winter months of January and February we will be meeting VIRTUALLY. Please look for details each month as posted in our POC Talk Chapter Edition.

Cost

Meetings are free for POC members and $15 for non-members.

Guests are welcome and are encouraged to come out to meet members and learn about the organizing profession.

Chapter Contact

Please contact us with any questions and/or Meeting RSVPs - north-gta@organizersincanada.com

Chapter Executive

  • Chair: Ida Tetlock
  • Secretary: Michele Berger-Matheson
  • Treasurer: Nora Nabel
  • Communications Coordinator & Past Chair: Bernice England
  • Member at Large: Susan Toth
  • Member at Large: Stephanie Butler
  • Member at Large: Lillian Zijlstra

Chapter Events