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.
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).
ICTC is a not-for-profit organization that conducts research, and develops and implements solutions to help Canadians take advantage of the digital economy. The capacity building initiatives are developed and implemented solutions for Canadian talent, including attracting a diverse and inclusive workforce to technology careers, and ensuring they have the right skills and competencies.
The newcomer IT professionals are identified as a key source of talent for capacity building in Canada's digital economy. Coaching the newcomer IT professionals (also called IEPs Internationally Educated IT Professionals) towards setting goals to find employment, integrate in the Canadian culture and retain their jobs create a positive impact on the economy. Successfully integrated and employed IT IEPs also contribute to innovation and advancement making Canada competitive in the global digital economy.
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.
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.