Who We Are
We come together to share our passion for the professional organizing industry and to support one another. Join our talented, dynamic chapter of professional organizers for lively discussions and a fun exchange of innovations and organizing resources. From East of Toronto to Belleville and from Lake Ontario north to Lake Simcoe, the Durham Chapter draws members from Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Clarington, Peterborough, Port Hope, Cobourg and Trenton.
Find an Organizer in Durham
Looking for a professional organizer in the Durham region? Our members are organizational pros, with expertise in home organizing, home business, small business and corporate organizing, home staging, moving, working with the chronically disorganized, training and education. Durham Chapter members are also warm, caring professionals who are dedicated to helping you tackle your organizational challenge.
To help you save time, save money, maximize your space, or create a more efficient environment, find an organizer in Durham to serve you.
About Our Meetings
If you would like to learn more about the world of professional organizing, the Durham Chapter would be pleased to have you join our group as a guest. There is a small guest fee of $20.
What can members and guests expect each and every month?
Networking & Introductions
While we call this “Networking and Introductions” what it really means is a highly enjoyable opportunity to meet our warm and friendly group. Our organizer colleagues are the best – nice people committed to the highest standards of excellence. They love to share ideas, and give each other tips that can help grow your business.
Each month we boast an informative speaker who shares their area of expertise. Throughout the year, we cover a wide range of topics that can improve the way we do business, broaden our industry knowledge, increase our client base and have a positive effect on who we are as people. You’ll always come away with something new.
We’ll keep you up to date on POC news and how the Durham Chapter is involved. Get regular reports on what we are doing to increase the profile of local Durham region professional organizers. As well, we offer details on what you can expect from the next meeting.
Have a new service or solution that might help your fellow colleagues? Discovered a great new resource? Want to share some good news? Use this opportunity to offer tips or launch a new product.
Get support from your fellow colleagues. Always friendly and supportive, this section allows our members – new and experienced – to help tackle issues that face us as professional organizers.
Chapter Meeting Details
We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month, from September to June. Our meetings are generally held at Whitby Central Library, 405 Dundas Street West, Whitby, ON L1N 6A1 (map below), with the exception of Socials, PD Days and so forth. If you are a guest, please email [email protected] for monthly details; members will receive ongoing POC Talk email correspondence with relevant information. Meetings are free for POC members; guests are asked to pay a small fee of $20 at the associated meeting. Post meeting, we invite you to join us for informal networking at a nearby venue.
Join Durham Chapter
Whether you are considering a career as a professional organizer or have already launched your own company, the Durham Chapter will provide you with the guidance and support necessary for business success. To attend a meeting as a guest or if you are a new member please contact us at [email protected].
Email us at [email protected].
- Chair: Kristy Lee Bailey
- Treasurer: Lynn Zeppieri
- Secretary: Sarah Powell
- Marketing Coordinator: Kimberley Ogborne
- Membership Coordinator: Lee Anna Thornbury
- Program Coordinator: vacant
- Member at Large: Jacqueline Taylor
Please be advised that, until further notice, POC has cancelled ALL face-to-face chapter meetings, elections, events and/or gatherings of POC members. Any chapter that wishes to meet virtually for continuation of chapter business, including elections, workshops or just to network, are welcome to use the POC Zoom account at no charge. To book a Zoom meeting, or to see what dates and times are available for your meeting, please visit the Members Only landing page.
Considering the ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, our Trained Professional Organizer exam set to take place at the chapter level must be canceled.
We know how hard many of you have been working to successfully complete the necessary courses to be eligible to take the exam and how disappointed you may feel. Rest assured that our objective is to safeguard the health of our organizing community and we will reschedule the exam when possible.
Wishing you all peace and good health during these trying times!