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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 2022, 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: 105
Suppliers: 70
Students: 11
Faculty: 3
Other: 2



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Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

News Around Town – October 2023

Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her) | Nov 8, 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!

Volunteering for the MPI Ottawa Chapter – What’s the Benefit?

Louise Gervais, CMP, CMM  (She/Her) | Nov 5, 2023
As a non-profit professional association, the Ottawa Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) relies on its volunteers to help deliver on its commitment to its membership. The Chapter depends on the knowledge, experience, and business insight of volunteers to provide educational and networking experiences in addition to other services to its membership. Conversely, as a member of a professional association such as MPI, the benefits of volunteering for the Ottawa Chapter contribute to one’s sense of belonging and success in the events industry.

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