Who We Are
Since being recognized by POC-National in 2005, the Edmonton Chapter has grown from a handful of visionary entrepreneurs to the approximately 40 talented and diverse business owners we are today.
Proud to be one of the most active chapters in Canada, Edmonton’s group has several Silver and Gold Leaf members. Most of the members have taken and passed the Trained Professional Organizer program and exam. We enjoy being collaborative, working together and often refer business to one another.
No matter what your organizational challenge, there’s no shortage of dedicated, caring professionals to choose from. All of our professional organizers have knowledge and skills in home organizing.
Most members specialize in a type of organizing that they particularly enjoy. While some are experts in home office and corporate organizing, others like to work on moving, downsizing, and working with seniors.
We also have members who have taken additional training and specialize in time management, hoarding and working with the chronically disorganized. We have members that do home staging and photo organizing, and even members who speak more than one language!
Several of our members enjoy doing educational seminars, and speaking to groups on a variety of topics related to our field.
Collaboratively, we have an organizer for all of your needs!
If you are ready to save time, money and your sanity, you can find an organizer in Edmonton.
Our group prides itself in giving back to our community by undertaking several charitable donation drives throughout the year and other community projects. Contact us today on how we can help your community group.
Want to be a Professional Organizer?
If your goal is to start a rewarding career as a professional organizer, the Edmonton Chapter is a valuable resource. We provide a supportive environment for local POC members, promote networking, share ideas, encourage referrals, strive for quality service for our clients and increase the awareness of the field of professional organizers in Edmonton and the surrounding areas. As well, there are plenty of educational opportunities with guest speakers and mentoring. Several times a year, we do have off site field trips that are always informative and lots of fun!
Every second year, our members can partake in a Professional Development day, chock full of excellent education and networking!
Monthly Chapter Meetings
We invite you to attend our monthly meetings and treat yourself to dinner at Ricky’s All Day Grill, at 4485 Gateway Boulevard at the Holiday Inn.
You will be inspired in the professional organizing career after networking and brainstorming with our friendly and knowledgeable members. On occasion, we bring in guest speakers who are experts in different areas that relate to the organizing profession. These valuable meetings are free to POC Members and members are always welcome to attend the Executive Meeting which is held at the same location, one-hour prior to the General Meeting. Further, we welcome non-POC members/guests to our General Meeting for a $20.00 fee. Come check us out, see if we are what you are looking for in a networking group for the Professional Organizer in you.
The General Meeting begins at 6:00 pm and retires at approximately 8:00 pm. Come join us – we look forward to meeting you.
Our Chapter meetings are held at the Ricky’s All Day Grill, 4485 Gateway Boulevard, Holiday Inn, Edmonton, but it is always a good idea to check the event details below for any possible changes.
- Chapter Chair: Daina Benson
- Membership/Volunteer Coordinator: Karen Tran
Both of the above can be reached at [email protected]
- Chair: Daina Benson
- Past Chair: Deanne Powell
- Financial Coordinator: Janice Yam
- Secretary: Marjorie Keay
- PR/Marketing Coordinator: Karen Bodoano
- Membership/Volunteer Coordinator: Karen Tran
- Program Coordinator: Lorrie Gray
- Education & Resource Advisor: Ingrid Carleton-Dodds
- Chapter Advisor: Stacy Walker
- Social Media Coordinator: Nicole Skiba
- Executive/Member At Large: Jessica Walker
- Executive/Member At Large: Katrine Stone
- Honary Chapter Advisor: Stacy Walker
- Honary Chapter Advisor: Lorrie Gray
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!