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November 2021
In this Issue

President's Message
Programs and Events
     EVOLVE 2021 Virtual Experience is days away - Last chance to register!
     Celebrate the New Year & Networking on December 8!
News and Announcements
     Corporate Outreach
     ICF Community Outreach
     Membership Engagement   

Member Notices

President's Message

photo of Jane GraydonI am super excited about EVOLVE 2021, ICF Toronto’s virtual conference Nov 15-19. Don’t worry, it’s not more Zoom meetings… EVOLVE 2021 will be inspirational, with many takeaways that you can apply to help serve your clients and grow your business, on a new conference platform. If your calendar is looking pretty full already, know that registrants will also have access to recordings. For those of you who are renewing your credential this year, you can earn up to 38 CCEUs. It’s not too late to register. Please join us so you can make a bigger impact addressing the significant challenges our world is facing today. Huge thanks to Robin Mahadeva, our Conference Chair, and the entire conference team!  

At our strategy meeting last weekend, our Board met and was blown away by the work of the ICF Toronto’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategy Formulation Committee. In 2020, Leslie Shank and Wendy Thompson volunteered to co-lead the committee and for the last year their amazing team of Ann Fogolin, Barb Rosen Schreiber, Brenda Van Rossum, Daisy Wright, Eileen Bonetti, Gisela Smith, Hossam Bakir, Jill Kirson, Shahab Anari, and Komal Smriti have been modelling diversity and inclusion. The Board will be digging into the recommendations over the next few months. You will be hearing more about our DEI Strategy and how you can get involved early in 2022.  

Be on the lookout for a brief member survey landing in your email this month. We really want to hear from you so we can help ensure our chapter is offering what you want. When you see the survey, please reply. It will only take a few minutes. 

It’s award nomination time, so please consider who you would like to nominate or encourage to apply themselves this year. 

Thanks to our Board nomination committee who is interviewing for 2022/23 Board positions. Once again, we have had fantastic Board nominees step forward this year - thank you! Be on the lookout for your proxy so your voice can be heard. 

Hope to see you at EVOLVE 2021!


Jane Graydon
President, ICF Toronto Chapter
Programs and Events
ICF Toronto Chapter conference logo - EVOLVE 2021

Last chance to Register!

EVOLVE 2021 Virtual Experience is a couple days away!
November 15 - 19, 2021

Earn up to 38 CCEUs! (13 Core Competency and 25 Resource Development)

If you have not registered yet, there is still time! Take a look at all the amazing features and benefits we have in store for you!

World-class speakers...
on topics that matter to coaches and aspiring coaches

An interactive conference platform
to stay on track with your schedule and elevate your experience

Fun and interactive sessions
including virtual wine tasting, mindfulness workshops, musical bingo, healthy eating and meditation

EVOLVE Café spaces at EVOLVE 2021 Virtual Experience…
for networking, reconnecting with our coaching community, and learning how to apply your new skills

Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units… 
earn up to 13 Core Competency and 25 Resource Development units to maintain your Core Competency and Resource Development requirements via live or recorded sessions

Trade show hours…
to browse, interact and learn from our amazing sponsor partners, who we are pleased to welcome to our conference.


logo for Title Sponsor - The Ivey Academy
Logos Silver Sponsors - Odgers Berndtson, Potentials Realized
Logos Bronze Sponsors: Business Coaching Advantage, EITC, Essential Impact, Tilt 365

Questions about the conference? Email Kim Leitch.

Celebrate the New Year & Networking on December 8!

ICF Toronto Chapter members only
The year is coming to a close, and in our December meeting, you’ll get another chance to network with your fellow ICF Toronto members and have some meaningful discussions before the holidays.
Join us on December 8 to have the opportunity to build deeper relationships with like-minded professional coaches and discuss what’s next for the coaching industry. A lot of you have told us that you would like to get to know your fellow ICF Toronto coaches. You asked for it. We responded.

Also, in keeping with the holiday giving spirit, we will have some prizes to give away during our event. 

This event is open only to ICF Toronto members. 

We hope to see you there! 

Watch for registration opening

News and Announcements
Corporate Outreach

ACMP Ontario logo

Are you a Coach who works with organizations either as an Internal or external coach on implementing organizational change?

ICF Toronto in conjunction with ACMP Ontario will host a joint webinar in early February 2022. The objective of this webinar is to network and learn more about each other and how our professions can work better together to help organizations successfully implement sustainable change. Findings from the ICF/ACMP Global taskforce will be presented as well.

Interested in presenting at this webinar?  We will have one ICF member and one ACMP member sharing their experience of working with an organization a significant change initiative. Each panel member will share their perspective of what worked, what didn’t, and learnings.

If you have recent experience coaching in/for an organization that used a professional coach(s) to support a change initiative and would like to share your experience at this webinar, please contact me at with the subject line: ACMP webinar by December 15, 2021.  

Annual Awards Portfolio Update

Nominations for All Awards are Now Open! 

Our ICF Annual Awards nominations are now open for all awards from November 1, 2021 through to January 31, 2022. Visit the ICF Toronto website for nomination forms, additional resources and information: .

Who will be our 2022 winners? Please take time to nominate the person or organization (PRISM) that has inspired you and contributed to the advancement of coaching and ICF.

Our ICF Toronto Annual Award program gives us a great opportunity to recognize, appreciate and celebrate our members and their dedication and contributions to our community and to professional coaching. Through these awards, we showcase the positive and lasting impact that coaching has on our community, our partners and the world!
Our ICF Toronto Annual Awards Program includes:

- The PRISM Award  for excellence in organizational coaching: for nomination form - click here
- The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing an individual who has significantly contributed through their leadership to the growth of the coaching profession and ICF Toronto Chapter: for nomination form - click here
- The Outstanding Individual Contributor Award recognizing outstanding contributions in any area of coaching: for nomination form - click here

If you are looking for support or more information on PRISM, please reach out to our PRISM Advisory Team: Kanchan Prinsloo, Dominic Scaffidi and David Graham. 


With gratitude,

Alicia Saint, Director of Corp. Outreach and Awards

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

ICF Community Outreach
The ICF Community Outreach Program is looking for volunteers for a few of their initiatives. if you are interested, please click HERE to learn more about the opportunities available.

For additional resources, check out: Coach ConnectCoach Connect Interest Form, and ICF accreditation information.

Membership Engagement

2021 Chapter-wide Survey is Coming!!
The world is changing and coaching is changing with it.

We need your help to understand better what will make your ICF Toronto membership as valuable as it could be. That’s why we are launching a Chapter-wide survey on November 22nd. Your response is vital to make changes happen, so we are counting on your participation!

Your response will also be an entry to a lottery with some amazing prizes.

Stay tuned!

Jenny Barkan, ACC 
Director of Membership Engagement

ICF Toronto Chapter

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 - November 2021

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

Be in Demand! Get EQ-i and EQ 360 Certified!
Submitted by: David Cory

EQ-i2.0 & EQ360 Certification & DEI online training with EI Advantage
Submitted by: Janice Gair

Business Coaching Advantage – Essentials & Advanced Coach Training
Submitted by: Maggie DiStasi, PeopleDynamics Learning Group Inc.

Submitted by: Rita McDowall

Submitted by: Dorothy Siminovitch


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