Toronto Coaching - International Coach Federation

UPDATE on Up With Women

In 2017, since we announced Up With Women as the first partner organization of the Coach Connect program, we have connected 16 ICF-Toronto chapter member coaches to provide pro-bono coaching to 24 Up With Women (UWW) clients. Thank you to our ICF-Toronto chapter members who have raised your hand to volunteer. We sincerely appreciate your willingness and enthusiasm to donate your time and energy making pro-bono coaching both accessible and available to the community that UWW supports.

Up With Women is continuing to expand their program in South Western Ontario in Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge, Hamilton and London as well as Barrie. If you are interested in being a Lead or Volunteer Coach in any of these areas, please fill out a Coach Interest Form and indicate the specific area that you would like to serve in. Please refrain from directly contacting Up With Women to express your interest to be a Volunteer Coach.

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.

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. For an overview of the Up with Women program, please click here. Additional information can be found at

New organizations joining Coach Connect

Bethell Hospice

Number of participants anticipated: 10 to 12

Number of coaches required: Approximately 8 to 10 (assuming some coaches are interested in coaching more than one participant from the organization)

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. For more information click HERE.

Location: 15835 McLaughlin Road, Inglewood, ON

Ernestine's Women's Shelter

Number of participants anticipated: 12 to 15

Number of coaches required: 13

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.

Location: Kipling, south of Albion, Etobicoke

Elizabeth Fry

Number of participants anticipated: 12 to 15

Number of coaches required: 13

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.

Location: 215 Wellesley Street East, Toronto

14845-6 Yonge Street Suite 185  Aurora, ON, L4G 6H8
T: 416.960.4791 x3   F: 416.929.5256