This week is my roundup of some amazing CANADIAN professional organizing blogs I think everyone should be reading! Some blogs may fit your style, needs, or location better than others so I will be sharing five of my favorites every week. This will give you a wonderful glimpse of the talented professional organizers and organizing bloggers our profession has in Canada!
Professional Organizer at Space For You
London, Canada Area
Kim is also a Case Manager at CMHA London Middlesex and works at My Sisters’ Place which is a Transitional Support Centre for Women who are Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness. She loves her job and all the wonderful women she work with. Kim initiated and designed the Clearing Clutter Support Group in 2007 and runs this group with a co-facilitator about three times per year in the community. (Eight week sessions) and she always learn so much from the participants.Kim has a real passion for this type of work and is seen as one of the experts in the agency.
I met Kim on LinkedIn and once I read one of her blogs I knew I wanted her in my blog share group. She has an amazing perspective and she was just starting one of her support groups. So the first series I ever read from her were about the progress of this group. It was amazing! I encourage you to follow Kim’s blog as she is an expert with hoarding, chronic disorganization, OCPD and more, and Kim has such great compassion for the people she works with.
Professional Organizer at Life Sorted
Fergus, Ontario, Canada
Jill started Life Sorted in 2012. Born in England, she grew up in the military moving on average every nine months. She learned early on she liked her things organized. This led her to help many people over the years find solutions to their dis-organization, long before she knew about Professional Organizers. Jill also has experience working with children with Autism, ADHD, and OCD.
I met Jill because she kept commenting on my social media. She was probably my very first follower that actually read my blog and social media! I began following her and we struck up a friendship and we’ve been supporting each other online for over a year now. Thanks Jill you will always hold a special place in my heart! 🙂
WordPress web designer and VA at Organized Assistant
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Janet is the only website designer and virtual assistant who specializes in helping professional organizers to maximize their online presence through blogging. She can handle every aspect of maintaining a successful blog, including proofreading and editing posts, creating an editorial calendar, and communicating with guest bloggers, as well as WordPress technical support and theme design. Prior to 2008 Janet was a professional organizer for six years. You may also know Janet fro her Professional Organizers Blog Carnival.
I have to admit I may have blog stalked Janet for awhile! I knew I wanted to start a blog in 2013 so I looked Janet up before the NAPO Scottsdale Conference. I was excited she was going to be there and presenting as well. I literally ran into her one night after dinner and drinks and we chatted and I told her I would be in touch. Fast forward a month or so and I hire Janet to set up and customize my WordPress blog. Janet is an inspiration in that she is kind, patient, and an expert at what she does. I still learn so much from Janet and she still helps me solve issues I can solve on my own. Janet is someone you should get to know if you are a professional organizing blogger. Thank you for all of your hard work and motivation Janet!
Carolyn Caldwell, CPO, CPO-CD
Founder and President at Caldwell Evolution Inc. Wellrich Organizers
Toronto, Canada Area
Carolyn has over 10 years experience as a professional organizer in the Toronto area. She is a Gold Leaf member of Professional Organizers in Canada (POC). She established Wellrich Organizers following twenty years working in healthcare industry.
Carolyn is Canada’s first and currently only professional organizer to achieve both the Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (Institute for Challenging Disorganization, ICD) and Certified Professional Organizer (Board of Certified Professional Organizers) designations. This year she is won POC’s Harold Taylor Award. Carolyn has served on the POC National Board of Directors, is a Past Chair of the Toronto Chapter of POC and currently it’s Program Coordinator.
Carolyn is committed to continuing education and credentialing. She has attained ICD Specialist Certificates in Chronic Disorganization, ADD and Hoarding. Most recently she is pursuing credentialing as a life coach to support her work with clients and students. Carolyn’s principal interest as a professional organizer is working with clients with Chronic Disorganization including ADD/ADHD. She offers a mentoring program to individuals entering the professional organizing industry. In 2012, Carolyn also established The Organizing Summit is a “think tank” group focused on identifying emerging global trends in the organizing industry.
I am just getting to know Carolyn and look forward to meeting her either at a conference of for some skiing here in Colorado! Of course me may have to just meet for apres ski since she is an expert and well…I’m not. 🙂 Did I mention Carolyn is an expert at sailing too? I can say I have been sailing on Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada before. I wonder if Carolyn has? Carolyn is an amazing act to follow and her blogs are super informative.
Julie Stobbe, Trained Professional Organizer
Professional Organizer at Mind Over Clutter Ontario Canada
Julie is a Trained Professional Organizer and Silver Leaf member of Professional Organizers of Canada. Julie has a Level 1 certificate in Chronic Disorganization by Institute for Chronic Disorganization and a Competent Communicator certificate from Toastmasters. She began her company Mind over Clutter in 2006.
As a mother of three young adults, she has had hands-on experience organizing hobby supplies, bedrooms, playrooms, home offices, basements, garages, household and back to school routines, and relocating students. She has gained practical skills organizing offices and managing a professional corporation as the daughter of a businessman and wife of a professional.
I am just getting to know Julie and I am enjoying catching up on her blogs. She is a talented writer and always has informative blog posts. She must have an adventurous spirit too as she was just zip-lining in Costa Rica with her 92 year old father! I look forward to meeting Julie one day soon.
If you are looking for a professional organizer in Canada please check the Professional Organizers of Canada (POC) Directory.