Frequently Asked Questions

How large is the chapter?

  • As of the end of March 2017, the Chapter has over 2500+ members.

What are the Chapter's main activities/events & when are they held? Where do you hold your dinner meetings?

  • Monthly dinner meetings are held eight to nine times a year. These are held in the evenings on the 2nd Monday or Tuesday of each month. The time and location for the meeting is included in the Notice of Event for a given event.

  • The Chapter conducts a number of professional development activities for both those aspiring to achieve their PMP certification as well as those that have already received their certifications.

  • The Chapter holds a golf day in summer. Check the Web site for details in the spring.

I have heard of your dinner meetings - is there a schedule for the year, a forecast of future dinner meetings?

  • Upcoming events are listed on the Chapter's web site home page, while a comprehensive list of planned events is visible on the Chapter's Event Calendar Page.

Do you conduct PMP review courses? How much do the courses cost? Where are they held? When, what times are available? Who is instructing?

  • The Chapter generally hosts two PMP Certification Exam prep courses; one in the Spring and the other in the Fall. Course information is posted on the Chapter's  "Events" Page when dates are available.

  • Course are generally held over 5 Saturdays (These are full days) at a Mississauga with ample parking and appropriate meeting facilities.

  • The cost for Lakeshore Chapter Members is approximately $1,100 and for non-Lakeshore Chapter members, $1,150.

  • Please visit the Education Link on our website for more details.

How many members of your chapter are PMPs?

  • As of the end of March 2017, approximately 73% of our members have achieved their PMP certification.

Is there a Chapter office where I can pick up PMI materials? Is there a library of PM books and past journals/newsletters?

  • There is no Chapter office or library. Should you wish to contact the Chapter, please refer to the Contact Us link on our website.

  • For PMI information visit the PMI web site at www.pmi.org.

Why is there more than one Chapter in Southern Ontario (e.g. Southern Ontario, Canadian Technology Triangle, Lakeshore, Durham-Highland)?

  • Chapters are established to meet the community need to have a project management interest group that directly services a region. The Lakeshore Ontario Chapter serves the region West Toronto, Mississauga, Halton, Hamilton-Wentworth and Niagara Region (Chapter Service Area).

Why should I join the Lakeshore Chapter?

  • Learning and PDU Opportunities:  Various course offerings, Saturday sessions, and Monthly Dinner meetings sponsored by the chapter all have PDU possibilities for participants. Check the chapter events page regularly for event updates.

  • Networking: The Lakeshore Ontario Chapter facilitates the networking of professionals from the Western part of the GTA as well as surrounding communities. Being able to network with those from your immediate surroundings is the goal of our Chapter.

  • Opportunities to Give Back:  Volunteers with the chapter can claim PDU's for work done in support of chapter work. Check here for more details.

Is there a difference between the Lakeshore Ontario & Southern Ontario Chapters?

  • The Southern Ontario Chapter is based in North York, Toronto.

  • The Lakeshore Ontario Chapter is based in Mississauga, and holds events in Mississauga or Oakville.

  • Chapter members are able to join one or both of the Chapters.

  • Events and services may be slightly different between the two Chapters, but there is general consistency between their offerings.

How many PDUs are awarded for attending dinner presentations on PM topics?

  • Two PDUs would be earned under the Category specified in the Event Notification. For more details on earning PDUs, please visit our web site page Earning PDUs from Chapter Activities

I am not working or staying in your area but am interested in knowing what your chapter is doing - can you email me information regularly?

  • No. To receive our regular e-mail notifications for events or other news of interest, you need to be a member. You can also Sign for our weekly e-blast through the Sign Up for Our Newsletter Option provided on the bootom most right of our website - http://pmiloc.org/about.php.

What is the attendance size at your dinner meetings?

  • The regular attendance varies from 80 - 150 people.

Is there a monthly newsletter or magazine that is published by your Chapter?

  • The Chapter does not currently publish a newsletter or magazine.

How do I sponsor an event held by your Chapter? How much does it cost to sponsor a dinner meeting?