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June 2021
In this Issue

President's Message
Programs and Events
        ICF Toronto Chapter 'Members Only' Special Networking event - June 23, 2021
News and Announcements
        Corporate Outreach
        Call for speakers - ICF Toronto Annual Conference
        International Coaching Week (ICW) - Thank you to our amazing volunteers!        
Member Notices

President's Message

photo of Jane GraydonOur world needs coaching.

Recent events in Kamloops, B.C. and London, Ont. remind us that we cannot and should not remain silent in the face of discrimination. As coaches, we thrive on helping clients see biases or perspectives they may not have considered. We also need to acknowledge that we have unconscious biases within ourselves, our organizations and our overall communities. We realize that some biases may be unconscious or unintentional, yet as a Chapter, we want to continue to purposefully challenge ourselves.

ICF Toronto’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy Committee came together six months ago, after our Diversity Dialogues were held last summer. This dedicated team has been working to formulate our EDI strategy. Let’s support each other as we feel the frustration, sadness and anger that is associated with discrimination, and come together to take action for inclusivity. Let’s each of us courageously explore this topic within ourselves, so we as coaches can help others in our communities do the same. 

Thanks to the 46 ICF Toronto volunteer coaches who provided over 150 participants from 14 not-for-profit organizations with pro bono coaching during International Coaching Week (ICW) in May. A huge congratulations to the ICW Committee and Gaby Cameto, whose exceptional leadership made a big difference in our community. 

Hats off to Jenny Barkan for the new Member’s Handbook and all of her work as Membership Director. 

Also, thanks to Robin Mahadeva, our Conference Director, who is announcing the themes for our fall conference today. 

I hope to see you at the special ICF Toronto Networking Event on June 23, 6:30-8:00pm.  

Enjoy the re-opening of Ontario, including those patios! 


Jane Graydon
President, ICF Toronto Chapter
Programs and Events
ICF Toronto Chapter Special Networking Event
Getting to Know You


It's about time we get to know each other better. On June 23, you will have the opportunity to build deeper relationships with your fellow ICF Toronto members, share insights about your business, and share best coaching practices.

You asked for it. We responded. A large percentage of you wanted an opportunity to build deeper relationships with each other. Our June event is a great opportunity for professional networking and personal connection, before we go away for a much-needed break in the summer. 

This event is open only to ICF Toronto members. 

We hope to see you there!                     

Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm EST

More Details and Register

News and Announcements
Corporate Outreach

ICF Logo for Leveraging the Power of Coaching & Change Management to Navigate Disruption


TICF & ACMP Joint Taskforce Update

Outcomes of this taskforce were showcased this month through the four part panel series and at a learning lab at the ACMP Global Converge Conference.

At the third panel series webinar on May 19th, “Re-Opening after the Pandemic?," an in-depth report was shared on Organization and Leadership trends: This report examines responses from 2,102 human resource professionals and 15,787 leaders, spanning 50 countries and 24 major industry sectors. The report provides key trends to guide the future of leadership.

Key Finding: Leaders see external coaching as the #1 learning and development tool they need now. (Great news for our profession!)

Don’t miss the last webinar of the series: 

Coaching Change Leaders | June 16, 2021, at 12 noon (New York)

Register for free with ICF, here.

This is also an opportunity to invite your clients to attend, free of charge, courtesy of ICF Toronto. You can use this customized invite. 


ACMP Global Conference logo

As a member of the second Subtask group of this joint taskforce, we presented our preliminary findings at the ACMP Global Conference on June 9th. We hosted a learning lab with ICF CEO Magdalena Mook, where we presented 10 shared competencies of Change Professionals and Coaches and seven critical steps in the Change Management process where Change Managers and Coaches can work distinctly and better together. There will be a report shared shortly with more details on the lab. The discussion on this groundbreaking work will continue at the ICF Global Conference in October. Stay tuned!

With gratitude,

Alicia Saint, Director of Corp. Outreach and Awards

Alicia Saint
Vice President
Corporate Outreach and Annual Awards 
ICF Toronto Chapter

Call for speakers - 
ICF Toronto Annual Conference

Are you an MCC, PCC and/or professional speaker? We are now accepting speaker submissions for our biggest chapter event of the year: the ICF Toronto Annual Conference. This virtual conference will take place during the week of November 15-19, 2021.  

We are looking for dynamic, engaging coaches and speakers who can present on one or more of the following themes: 

•    Environmental/Eco-coaching: Clarifying values, purpose, and healing the planet.
•    Diversity, equity, and inclusion: How coaches can foster diversity of thought, social equity, and inclusion for all.
•    Presence and mindfulness: Exploring neuroscience, resilience, and mindfulness in coaching.
•    Business governance: Best practices, techniques and tools for coaches and the businesses they support.

If you, or someone you know is interested in being considered for our virtual conference, please contact Robin Mahadeva, Director and Conference Chair at before Friday, July 2, 2021.  

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A heartfelt thank you to our amazing volunteers!

This year’s ICW events were a huge success thanks to our amazing ICW Planning Committee: 
photos of ICW Planning Committee: Michael Hagley, Donna Needs, Joan Allison, Basma Elmanialawi, Lynne Protain

Thank you for taking an active role in helping coordinate and lead the events, and providing your time and expertise to the many organizations that partnered with ICF. It couldn’t have happened without your support and it’s been a great pleasure working with all of you!

ICW Volunteer Coaches

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteer coaches who took time from their busy schedules to work with the organizations! We hope you had a positive experience and we greatly appreciate your efforts.

During ICW 2021, our amazing coaches provided 28 hours of coaching to over 150 participants with the following organizations:
Women's Networking Group (WINN), Harmony, Achēv,  Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT),  World Education Services (WES), The Backpack Project, I4PL, Blue Door, Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO), Black Female Accountants Network (BFAN), Skills for Change, Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth
Alan Solomon Cheryl Sproul Jane Adamyk
Alicia Saint Daisy Wright Janice McNabb
Alyusha Maharaj David Graham Julie Lautens
Anne Rose Glennie Mercer Kris Amaral
Brenda Augustin Heather Sinclair Marilyn Hintsa
Caren Burt Hossam Bakir Pratima Gokula Chandra
Carmelo Millimaci Irene Nizzero Rich Stephenson
  Silke Henke  
Dress for Success
Andria Gillis Komal Smriti Munira Premji
Ann Fogolin Laurie Jasiuk Nancy Watson
Fiona Mitchell Lori Kiser Patricia Andraos
Joyce Curry Mary-Ellen Hynd Sara Noble
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed volunteers can change the world; it’s the only thing that ever has.

Barb Rosen Schreiber and Gaby Cameto

Member Notices

Community Events brings you the latest news about upcoming community events, including professional peers.  Please see our Submission Guidelines.

Our monthly e-development opportunities and upcoming conferences and events, brought to you by local coaches and bulletin is published on the 15th of each month (or the next business day, if the 15th is on a weekend). Deadlines for ad submissions are before 5:00 pm. For 2021 newsletter deadlines, visit:


Community Events and Member Submissions - June 2021

Group Mentor Coaching with Cathy Shaughnessy, MCC
Submitted by: Cathy Shaughnessy

Submitted by: Cinnie Noble

Submitted by: Rita McDowall

Lumina Spark Qualification Program
Submitted by: Peter Raven

Business Coaching Advantage & Team Coaching Advantage - Fall 2021
Submitted by: Dorothy Greenaway

Kids Coaching Connection - Divine Elementals
Submitted by: Susan Howson

EQ Training & Resources by EI Advantage
Submitted by: Janice Gair


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