The CMP Designation

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Overall Excellence Chapter Award



About Our Chapter

Founded in 1984, MPI Ottawa is the capital city’s premier not for profit 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 and 2023, 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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“I am looking forward to leading the Board this term as we rebuild after the pandemic. We will continue to evolve as a chapter to deliver unique networking opportunities and innovative education events for our members. Most importantly, we will continue to advocate for our industry to raise public awareness and obtain the financial support of government for the important work we do for our communities and our country as a whole.“

- Karen Norris, CMP, MPI Ottawa Chapter, President 2023-2024



MPI Chapter Membership Population

Planners: 108
Suppliers: 70
Students: 13
Faculty: 2
Other: 2



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Upcoming Events

Get ready to embark on the ultimate quest for glory, excitement, and recognition at the 2024 MPI Ottawa Volunteer Recognition Bash - "Around the World: MPI Ottawa's Amazing Race"!



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Recent Chapter News & Views Articles

March 2024 Presidents Message

Karen Norris, CMP (She/Her) | Apr 8, 2024
Is it just me or is 2024 flying by? This is probably because we had our chapter holiday party in November and then when January hit, it was all Meet Week planning and, of course, February saw the numerous events that Meet Week brings. It’s a jarring start to the year after a good month off but one that we Event Professionals thrive on since we rarely like to be sedentary- for both our bodies and minds.

News Around Town – March 2024

Disa-marie Cameron (She/Her) | Mar 28, 2024
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!

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