About Ottawa Chapter

The local Chapter of IFMA is a vibrant organization. With over 100 members currently, the Chapter is growing at a steady pace. The Ottawa Chapter is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and has an active committee structure to plan and deliver activities in the following areas:

  • Education Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Program (monthly and social) Committe
  • Public Relations
  • Sponsorship and Fundraising
As a not-for-profit organization, the Ottawa Chapter is dependent on volunteers and sponsors to assist in the delivery of our programs. Participating as a member of any of our committees is an excellent way to make contacts within the profession, acquire knowledge, and gain access to the experience of others. Sponsoring an IFMA event in Ottawa brings your company’s name and products to the attention of local members and their colleagues. It is worth noting that our members are responsible for business decisions worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Education Committee

The Education Committee is responsible to provide educational opportunities to the membership. The events are usually a half day to 1-2 day events. Based on results of surveys, the committee identifies the highest priorities then delivers events on those subjects. Our commitment is to deliver at least one major educational event each year.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee’s goal is to attract and retain members in the Chapter. We educate new and prospective members about the benefits of joining IFMA and participating in the Ottawa Chapter. Our commitment is to make all guests feel welcome and engaged.

Program (monthly and social) Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for the monthly program events. We identify and confirm the speakers, find a suitable location, choose the menu, write the meeting notices, and identify which of the core competencies are covered by the event. We work with the Chapter Administrator to provide monthly meetings that will meet our members’ needs to start on time, facilitate networking, enjoy a tasty meal, learn something new, and last but not least, finish on time.

Public Relations Committee

Our objective is to support the Chapter goals through the communication of educational and social events. The Public Relations Committee is responsible for creating and maintaining the Chapter website. In addition to using these tools the Committee also seeks opportunities to promote our events with the local print media.

Sponsorship and Fundraising Committee

The Sponsorship & Fundraising arm of IFMA Ottawa encourages and facilitates IFMA partners to bring their knowledge, expertise and financial resources to support IFMA Ottawa and its growth while enhancing the quality of the programming and educational events. Sponsors are able to bring added value to IFMA Ottawa’s members while promoting their products and services directly to the membership. This is the perfect chance to have their corporate voice heard by the Facility Management professionals they deal with now and hope to in the future.

The Sponsorship and Fundraising Committee provides these opportunities and liaises with the sponsors, helping them get the most value for their sponsorship funds.