Vancouver Island

Who We Are

POC Vancouver Island ChapterOur chapter includes all of Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and currently has members from Victoria to Courtenay. Formed in 2006, we are a small but growing group, energetically supporting each other and our communities. We invite those interested in learning more about the professional organizer field and guests in related professions to join us at our meetings.

Meetings

Our casual and enthusiastic meetings are held on the third Wednesday, of every other month, from 6:30-8:30pm at the Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave, Colwood. In January and August we enjoy social get-togethers in lieu of meetings. On occasion, we will have excursions to learn more about a specific subject (ie Hartland landfill). Refer to the list below for meeting and event details. Please RSVP your intention to attend to vancouverisland@organizersincanada.com and we will be sure to update you in the event of any changes.

Visitors are always welcome to join us. Led by our in-house experts, our meetings have in-depth discussions about topics such as personal safety, contracts, interviews, organizing tools and marketing strategies. We also arrange for speakers with pertinent information regarding the organizing industry; up-to-date recycling practices and resources for selling clients' belongings are examples of what you might expect. There is time allotted in the agenda for Q&A, information-sharing and informal networking. Our goal is to provide educational opportunities that are relevant and interesting. We are always looking for new and innovative ideas to engage our membership. If there is a topic you would like covered or if you would like to present to our participants, please connect with the “Chapter Contact” below.

Our chapter is unique in that it covers a large geographic area. We try to make it easier for our up-island organizers to participate in the chapter and benefit from POC membership. At least once a year the Victoria organizers travel to a meeting location for the convenience of our up-island members. Overnight billeting is also available for out-of-town colleagues and guests who wish to attend the evening meetings in Victoria. Please connect with the “Chapter Contact” below about these options.

Cost

A $10 meeting fee will be charged to guests.

Member's fees are included in the POC yearly fees.

Chapter Contact

Maggie Megenbir, Chapter Chair
vancouverisland@organizersincanada.com

Chapter Executive

  • Chapter Chair: Maggie Megenbir
  • Vice-Chair: Saija Tissari
  • Secretary: Sarah Tudway-Cains
  • Treasurer: Stephanie Deakin
  • Membership Coordinator: Inger McCrea
  • Web & Social Media: Cindy Wezenbeek
  • Librarian & Director at Large: Merilyn Litster

Chapter Events