Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How can I participate in ICF Toronto Chapter activities?

The two ways to participate are as follows:

  1. As an ICF Toronto Chapter Member: When you join ICF Global, you can choose ICF Toronto as your home chapter to become an official member. Additionally, to participate in ICF Toronto chapter activities, you can choose between an annual activity fee of $100 (best value if you plan on attending three or more events) or a pay-as-you-go (separate fee per event or service). Click HERE to see all the benefits offered to ICF Toronto Members. 
    Please note, to be an ICF Toronto Chapter member, you are required to be a member in good standing with ICF Global and select Toronto as your chapter of choice. You can only associate with one chapter at a time.
  2. As an ICF Toronto Chapter Guest: ICF Toronto activities are open to anyone. You can choose between an annual activity fee of $100 (best value if you plan on attending three or more events) or a pay-as-you-go fee (separate fee per event or service). Click HERE to see all the benefits offered to Guests of the chapter. 

Q: What are the key differences in becoming an ICF Global member and an ICF Toronto Chapter member?

ICF Global is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. ICF recently reached a milestone of credentialing over 30,000 coaches—more than any other organization in the world. Holding an ICF credential makes a coach very marketable as all ICF Credentialed Coaches complete rigorous education and practice requirements, providing testimony to their commitment to excellence in coaching.

At this time, coaching is not regulated anywhere in the world. However, if you are serious about becoming a professional coach, your first step would be to network with other coaches and understand how ICF Toronto Chapter can benefit you.

ICF Toronto is a local chapter of the International Coach Federation and focuses specifically on the needs of coaches throughout Toronto and the surrounding area.

Q: Do you need to have a credential to be a member of ICF Global?

No, you do not need to have a credential, but you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Hold a current ICF Credential (ACC, PCC, or MCC);
  • Have completed at least 60 hours of coach-specific training that meets ICF standards. (See what qualifies as coach-specific training below); or 
  • Be enrolled in 60 hours of coach-specific training in a program that has either the ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) or Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) distinction. (For new members only.)

For more detail on the eligibility requirements, please click HERE.

Q: Why do I have an ICF Global member ID number and a different ICF Toronto chapter ID number?

These organizations are affiliated, however, operate as distinct organizations. Local ICF Chapters are available around the world and offer coaches regular occasions to meet face-to-face or virtually, attend programs, and get more involved with the ICF.

Q: Is there a fee to participate in ICF Toronto chapter events?

Yes. In order to participate, most events require you to choose between an annual activity fee (best value if you plan on attending three or more events) or pay-as-you go fee (separate fee per event or service). ICF Toronto members are eligible to participate in some complimentary events which are outlined in the Chapter Benefits chart by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions specific to fees, please contact Manie Walker, manie@targethr.net, who is a volunteer on the ICF Toronto Membership Committee.

Q: What is included in the ICF Toronto chapter member benefits?

Our ICF membership virtual programming offers the opportunity to:

  • Build your connection with over 900 ICF Toronto chapter members,
  • Enhance your coaching competence and approaches while also collecting CCEUs,
  • Gain practical tips and tools for growing your own coaching business or expanding the benefits of coaching within your corporation,
  • Promote your coaching business through our Member Directory,
  • Engage with our strategic partners such as HRPA and ACMP,
  • Connect to the ICF Global Community of over 35,000 ICF Members in more than 140 countries worldwide.

For a more comprehensive list, access the ICF Toronto Chapter Benefits chart by clicking HERE.

Q: How do I sign up for the ICF Toronto Newsletter?

There is no cost to sign up for the ICF Toronto Chapter Newsletter. Just click HERE.

Q: Who are the members of the ICF Toronto Chapter Membership Committee?

If you have any questions regarding your membership, please reach out directly to:

Q: What is a CCEU?

CCEU stands for Continuing Coach Education Units. As part of your ongoing development and ICF Global accreditation, you will need a specific number of CCEUs to maintain your ICF Credential status, i.e., ACC, PCC, or MCC.

Q: Can I obtain CCEUs by being a member of ICF Toronto?

Yes. ICF Toronto Chapter hosts a number of events and some have CCEUs assigned if you attend. That said, ICF Global and other chapters have events that you can attend if you pay the local fee.

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