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Overall Excellence Chapter Award



About Our Chapter

Founded in 1984, MPI Ottawa is the capital city’s premier organization for meeting and event professionals. With around 200 active members, the Ottawa chapter is excited to host you at our next event.

When you join MPI Ottawa, you become part of an organization dedicated to your personal and career success. You’ll connect with the innovative learning, passionate people and big ideas that will empower you to become an agent of change and reinvent the world.

In 2021, the chapter was awarded, volunteer Engagement Merit Award, Net Profit Merit Award, and the overall Excellence Award at the Chapter Performance Awards.

MPI's Ottawa Chapter

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"We've got an exciting year ahead and I'm looking forward to seeing all that our board and volunteers are working on to bring great education and networking opportunities. We will continue to work hard to be the membership of choice for event professionals."

- Karen Wiersma, MPI Ottawa Chapter, President



MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 95
Suppliers: 67
Students: 10
Faculty: 3
Other: 2



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Upcoming Events

Join MPI Ottawa as we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day on March 30, 2023, where we bring together leaders from across the meetings and events industry, showcasing the impact that business meetings, conferences, conventions, incentive travel, trade shows and exhibitions have on our industry. Meeting professionals across the world participate in this International Day of Advocacy.



Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

News Around Town - February 2023

Disa-marie Cameron | Feb 24, 2023
This monthly article series allows MPI Ottawa Chapter members to share their recent professional and personal accomplishments with the MPI community by highlighting the News Around Town. Get in touch with Disa Cameron ( to make a submission for the next issue!

Confessions of an MPI Volunteer

Darlene Kelly Stewart | Jan 31, 2023
I knew I wanted this career path, before I even knew it was a career path. I knew I liked people, I liked having fun, I liked doing interesting things and I wanted other people to have a great time too. Back ‘in the day’ (aka High School) I was part of several committees and clubs, and to no one’s surprise, I liked to ‘organize’. Dances, cast parties, bake sales, graduation parties, cross border ski trips, themed house parties, epic cottage weekends, Road Rallies, nights out, all of it.

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