Coaching is partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process
that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ICF Toronto is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive association where all coaches and clientele are treated with respect and equality. We will embody a community of belonging through our policies, programs, and procedures.

Our journey includes undertaking foundational work that focuses on the following:

    • Ongoing individual and collective education
    • Identifying and addressing systemic barriers
    • Gathering and understanding the identities and needs of the chapter
    • Board accountability through transparency, collaboration, and thoughtfulness

Our Background

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) was founded in 1995 to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. As the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession, ICF sets high standards, provides independent certification, and builds a worldwide network of credentialed coaches. ICF is the voice of the global coaching profession with more than 50,000 professional, personal and business coaches in over 150 countries.

The ICF Toronto Chapter was founded in 1999 to promote awareness and public recognition of the value and positive impact of coaching, and cultivates a collaborative, inclusive community for Southern Ontario coaches from all schools and traditions, by:

    • Maintaining standards for professional coaching, set by ICF, and continually “raising the bar”
    • Providing professional development opportunities for its members
    • Celebrating organizational and member coaching achievements
    • Creating opportunities for research and the development of the art and science of coaching

Recognized for its creativity and innovation by ICF International, ICF Toronto Coaches, with a current membership of over 1,200 professional coaches in the Greater Toronto Area and Ontario, is one of the five leading international chapters. Its innovations include the PRISM Award, launched in 2001 — the highest award of the coaching profession, which recognizes coaching initiatives in organizations that have implemented coaching effectively to inspire transformation. The presentation of this unique award is one of the highlight events of the year for the Toronto chapter of the International Coaching Federation. The PRISM Award, adopted by the International Coaching Federation, is now presented annually in many coaching chapters around the world.

See the video below that celebrates ICF Toronto's recognition by the International Coaching Federation in 2021 for chapter innovation!


ICF Toronto supports its membership through learning and networking and leads the advancement of the coaching profession.


ICF Toronto is a thriving community that shapes marketplace awareness of professional coaching and ICF credentialed coaches.


Inclusiveness – We respect people, value diversity, and are committed to equality

Collaboration – We believe in the power of teamwork and delivering exceptional outcomes.

Fun – We create a culture of warmth and openness and we celebrate our successes.

Transformation – We boldly create what is needed for future growth.

ICF Toronto wins the International Coaching Federation 2021 chapter award for innovation!

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