As an ICF Toronto Chapter member, you now have an expanded array of not-for-profit and non-governmental organizations providing pro-bono coaching to either the staff or the population that it serves. The descriptions below will help you align with an organization that fuels your passion for giving back to our community. Click on the organization title to access each organization's website.
Please refrain from directly contacting any of the organizations to be a Lead or Volunteer Coach. If you are interested in being a Lead or Volunteer Coach in any of these organizations, please fill out a Coach Interest Form and indicate the specific organization that you would like to serve in.
Bethell Hospice is a non-profit organization that provides exceptional and accessible palliative care services to individuals and families facing life-limiting illnesses in the Caledon, Brampton, Dufferin County and West Woodbridge regions of Ontario, Canada.
Palliative care is an approach that focuses on providing quality care and comfort to individuals suffering from life-limiting illnesses, ensuring that the highest quality of life is achieved until the end of life. Comfort and care is also provided to families in the form of various services including bereavement support.
At Bethell Hospice, all services and community programs are provided at no cost including their core service, the residential care program for individuals with life-limiting illnesses.
The Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) is a national not-for-profit organization that advocates for the economic priorities of women-owned businesses. CanWCC provides supports to its members through skills development, resources, and community in order to strengthen the role of women in Canada's business ecosystem. Coaches will be working directly with members (women entrepreneurs).
Ernestine's Women's Shelter, an organization run by women, provides support and shelter for women and children escaping violence. The organization assists women and children in rebuilding their lives by providing crisis intervention and a range of holistic support services, while acknowledging the multitude of issues facing survivors of abuse.
Ernestine's adapts its services to honour diversity and the unique needs of the individual. It promotes awareness, education and advocates for early intervention and prevention.
Elizabeth Fry is the only social service agency in Toronto with a specific mandate to provide programs and services for and about women in conflict with the law. It offers individual and group counselling, crisis intervention, release planning, referrals, transitional housing, and community education.
Elizabeth Fry relies on the support of committed volunteers who provide a number of services, including administrative/office support, one-on-one mentorship, court support and accompaniment, resource development, fundraising and events-based support.
Tropicana Community Services is a Toronto-based multi-service organization, that provides all youth, newcomers, people of Black and Caribbean heritage and others in need, with opportunities and alternatives that lead to success and positive life choices. Tropicana offers culturally appropriate programs such as counseling, child care, educational and employment services and youth development.
Tropicana Youth Job Connection is a new program for youth between the ages of 15 and 29 who experience complex barriers to employment. It is connected with Tropicana Community Services and is run out of the Tropicana Employment Centre. Coaches who register for this program will provide coaching directly to youth who are participating in the program and may also be part of a group coaching session. The one-on-one coaching will be virtual - over the phone or video conference, likely 30-minute sessions that will be tailored to the needs of the participant.
Up with Women (UWW) is a Canadian charity dedicated to helping recently homeless and at-risk women to build sustainable, prosperous careers and businesses with the aim of permanently exiting poverty. UWW is continuing to expand their program in South-western Ontario in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, Hamilton and London, as well as Barrie.
An integral part of the tremendous success that UWW has had in their 12-month career and business development program is integrating Career and Business Coaching where each client is paired with a certified professional coach who will work with program participants twice a month, for a year.