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Our 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

We offer meetings and social gatherings in Victoria to meet the needs of our membership. Upcoming meetings and event details are listed below.

Visitors are always welcome to join us at either meeting location. Led by in-house experts, our meetings have 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 such as up-to-date recycling practices and resources for selling clients’ belongings. 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 contact the chapter chair at the email address below.

Overnight billeting is available for out-of-town colleagues and guests who wish to attend the evening meetings. Please contact the chapter chair to make arrangements.

Our casual and enthusiastic meetings are held on the third Tuesday of every other month from 6:30-8:30pm at the Sands Reception Centre at 317 Goldstream Ave in Victoria. In January and August we enjoy social get-togethers in lieu of meetings. On occasion, we arrange excursions (ie Hartland Landfill) to learn more about a specific topic relevant to professional organizing.

Please RSVP to vancouverisland@organizersincanada.com. We will be sure to update you in the event of any changes.

Cost

A $10 meeting fee will be charged to guests.

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

Chapter Contact

Sarah Tudway-Cains, Chapter Chair
vancouverisland@organizersincanada.com

Chapter Executive

  • Chapter Chair: Michelle Cooper
  • Vice-Chair: Saija Tissari
  • Membership: Desiree White-Raagner
  • Secretary: Stephanie Deakin-Ricketts
  • Librarian: Kathryn Mulders
  • Treasurer: Stephanie Deakin-Ricketts
  • Director at Large: Janet Stitt
  • Past Chair: Sarah Tudway-Cains

Chapter Events

Please be advised that, until further notice, POC has cancelled ALL face-to-face chapter meetings, elections, events and/or gatherings of POC members.