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Welcome/ Bienvenue to the Ottawa West Holistic Chamber of Commerce! We embrace the dynamic and diverse nature of the of the Ottawa holistic community which reflect the city's the City's motto "Advance-Ottawa-En Avant".

A 'holistic' business is one that operates in an ethical, responsible and eco-friendly manner, fostering a balanced lifestyle and has the client's best interest at heart. We represent a diverse group of holistic, complementary, alternative, heart-based and sustainable professionals, practitioners and businesses. This chapter is driven by the vision that embodies that of Mahatma Gandhi: "Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Guided by the urge to improve quality of life, a healthier world and foster good business practices, we support professionals and businesses that help make it happen. Come, join and be part of this dynamic, holistic community, and flourish.




MEETING TIME: 6:30 TO 8:30 P.M.


Monthly Dinner Meeting Tuesday April 11/ 17, 6:30 p.m.

Venue: KS on the Keys, 1029 Daze St. Ottawa

Fees: Guests $10. 

Guest Speaker: Michael Hughes, known as North America’s

Networking Guru and international networking expert coaches,

businesses, corporate & sales professionals on how to achieve

better results  by improving their networking ability to develop

and leverage relationships. His clients include corporations,

Educational & Financial institution and sale & marketing

organizations, etc.

Presents: "5 Biggest Networking Mistakes and

                    How to Avoid Them"

Networking is recognized as the most cost-effective way to

build your business or Drive Sales. Unfortunately for over 90%

of business professionals, it is also a misunderstood and

abused strategy.  

This highly interactive session addresses the most common

networking myths, explores secret networking principles and

supplies success strategies for creating and leaveraging a

network of relationships.  



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Pic Web1The Ottawa West Chapter of HCC embraces the diversity of the Ottawa holistic community and envisions the members of the Chapter playing a leading role in bringing about meaningful changes on the planet for the greater good of humanity. It provides the framework within which members share information, concepts, brainstorm and come up with innovative approaches and solutions for their mutual benefit and form strategic alliances to bring to fruition their vision.

The Ottawa West Chapter is honoured and humbled to have been endorsed by our Mayor Jim Watson.  Says Major Jim Watson: “I am delighted …. to express my moral endorsement of the Ottawa West Holistic Chamber of Commerce as a valuable and inclusive forum for entrepreneurs and representatives from all sectors of the economy to come together to share their holistic insights, business practices and approaches for the benefit of the entire community…..” MORE

Monthly Meetings:  Second Tuesday of the Month from 6:30-8:00 p.m

Venue:   KS on the Keys, 1029 Daze St, Ottawa.

Contact: Lise Desjardins at (613) 795-1469 or  

About Chapter President, Lise Desjardins:

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Lise Desjardins, is a speaker, educator, and trainer who is ideas-driven and passionate about empowering people and businesses alike. A visionary, who recognizes that when like-minded people come together towards a cause, especially when it is for the greater good of humanity, anything is possible.     She is committed to help transform businesses and individuals and help them perform to their fullest. In the process, creating a network of dynamic, forward-looking, individuals and businesses, who complement and collaborate with each other and help their own businesses grow.

She graduated with a degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Ottawa. With a career in the media, both in Canada and in developing countries, her exposure to diversity and cross-cultures, her 13 years in Reiki practice, her experience in Rotary Club, Toastmasters, etc. and her desire to assist those less fortunate, has been the corner stone of her psyche. She sees her mission as one that is mutually inclusive that caters to the well-being of all within the wide economic spectrum. Currently she serves on the Board of HelpAge Canada and Snowy Owl Foundation.

As the Chapter President of the Ottawa West Holistic Chamber of Commerce, Lise envisions the members of the Chapter playing a leading role in bringing about meaningful changes on the planet for the greater good of humanity. 

Lise, along with her partner Pesi Shroff's company, Golden Light Therapies, provides a nurturing environment where clients feel safe and comfortable. It is aimed at healing, self-healing, personal growth, and providing guidance to individuals and groups. It renders a wide range of life-transforming, business-transforming, practical workshops and services that address varying clientele needs, in the personal or work environment. These include Reiki Empowerment for kids and adults, Business Transformation, Developmental Workshops, and Counselling. All ages and all levels of understanding, from the beginner stage to the advanced stage leading to self-mastery are welcomed. To learn more visit:  Golden Light Therapies


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The Holistic Chamber of Commerce stands for excellence among holistic, complementary, alternative, and sustainable professionals, practitioners and businesses.  All Professional Members of The Holistic Chamber of Commerce have submitted references, which The Holistic Chamber of Commerce has checked.  Membership in The Holistic Chamber of Commerce is not a specific endorsement of any particular member, product, service, medication or modality, only that there have been satisfactory reference checks.  The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only, and should not be used to replace professional medical advice.