Who We Are

The Ottawa POC Chapter is comprised of members from the National Capital Region (NCR), the Outaouais Region of Western Quebec and other surrounding cities from Eastern Ontario.

Chapter Goals

Our chapter is committed to supporting our members by learning and growing together as professional organizers and entrepreneurs.

  • We provide a welcoming environment for networking and information sharing between members.
  • We provide education & support for the professional development of both new and experienced professional organizers.
  • We share local resources that support our members and their clients.
  • We provide information regarding POC volunteer opportunities and how you can be involved.
  • We provide information to guests regarding professional organizing, our POC association, as well as share experience as business owners.

Chapter Meetings

Want to learn more about the field of professional organizing or connect with other organizers already in business?

Why not join our next POC Ottawa meeting?

Meeting Time and Location

We typically meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at:

Park Place Retirement Residence, Auditorium (Basement), 120 Central Park Drive, Ottawa ON K2C 4G3

*Please note that some meetings may be held at different locations or times depending on the topic/activity of the meeting. Please view the POC Event Calendar for any changes.

*Please RSVP to chapter meetings by emailing

Meeting Particulars

The first hour is most often a guest speaker. In the past, we have had presentations about bookkeeping, marketing, branding, Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD), social media, and more!

In the second hour we tackle chapter business and do a round table Q & A session.

The chapter encourages everyone to BYOB (Bring Your Own Beverage) in an effort to be more environmentally friendly. Disposable plastic water bottles will no longer be supplied. Thank you to everyone for doing their part.


Our meetings are free for POC members or a $20 fee for non-members. Guests may attend up to 2 meetings after which you will be asked to join POC to become a member. We accept cash or cheques and receipts will be provided.

To attend as a guest please contact us at

Rewards Program

Not only do you reap the benefits of gaining knowledge and comradery from fellow professional organizers by attending chapter meetings but you also get a chance to win some amazing prizes! These include:

  • A chance to win a FREE POC membership for the following year – attendance is taken at each meeting for our rewards program. The member with the most points come March is the member awarded this prize. Each of the following actions earns you 1 point:
    • Being a Facebook group member
    • Attending a meeting or event (unless late)
    • Wearing your name tag at the meeting
  • A chance to win a $100 restaurant gift card – this prize is also awarded in March at the same time as free POC membership. Award of this prize is conducted via a draw. Each time you attend a chapter meeting you earn one ballot. Attending chapter meetings is the only means of earning a ballot. The more ballots you obtain, the greater chance you have of winning.

Chapter Contact

Chapter Executive Committee

  • Chair: Robyn Lalonde
  • Past Chair: Kathy McEwan
  • Treasurer: Cheryl Kennedy
  • Secretary: Clare Stanish
  • Communications Coordinator: vacant
  • Membership & Volunteer Coordinator: Jennifer Fletcher

Chapter Events

  • Chapter Meeting - Oct 17, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Chapter Meeting - Nov 21, 2018
  • Chapter Winter Social - Dec 19, 2018
  • Chapter Meeting - Jan 16, 2019
  • Chapter Meeting - Feb 20, 2019
  • Chapter Meeting - Mar 20, 2019
  • Chapter Meeting - Apr 17, 2019
  • Chapter Meeting - May 15, 2019
  • Chapter Summer Social - Jun 19, 2019