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 by Chair
  • 6:35pm — 30 Second Intro's of Attendees
  • 6:45pm — Introduce Topic and Speaker
  • 6:50pm — SPEAKER & Question and Answer for Speaker
  • 7:55pm — Break in meeting (speaker leaves)
  • 8:00pm — Ready, Set, Organize Challenge
  • 8:30pm — POC Business — Report on monthly National Chapter Chat or other Housekeeping announcements
  • 8:45pm — Lessons Learned: Opportunity for individual to share experience/ask advice
  • 8:55pm — Other business
  • 9:00pm — Meeting Adjourned

Meeting Location

This year we have booked the King City Library, 1970 King Road, King City in York Region close to Hwy 400. The Library boasts a meeting room capacity of up to 50 people, WiFi access, and presentation equipment including DVD,  projector or widescreen TV (both compatible with computer hook-ups), and projection screen.

We are also planning meetings that we refer to as 'field trips' where we visit a vendor or business relevant to Professional Organizing. Please take note of the location and directions listed on the actual event listing.

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: Bernice England
  • Secretary: Heather Keillor
  • Treasurer: Susan Toth
  • Communications Coordinator: Nora Nabel
  • Member at Large: Ida Tetlock
  • Member at Large: Michele Berger-Matheson

Chapter Events