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 as a chapter member you also get a chance to win prizes!

At each Ottawa Chapter meeting, you have a chance to win one of two $20 gift cards. The first draw is for any member in attendance. The second draw is for wearing your POC name tag. A member can only win one gift card per meeting.

Chapter Contact

Chapter Executive Committee

  • Chair: Clare Stanish
  • Past Chair: Robyn Lalonde
  • Treasurer: Julie Fortin
  • Membership & Volunteer Coordinator: Sue Thurston
  • Executive/Member at Large: Cheryl Kennedy
  • Secretary: vacant
  • Communications: vacant

Chapter Events