Initiatives

Call for Coaches - 2018/2019 Community Support Program

Interested in being a volunteer Coach in the 2018/19 Community Support Program? 

We are looking for ICF Saskatchewan Chapter members to volunteer to provide pro bono coaching to leaders at the Canadian Mental Health Association.  

  • You are an ICF credentialed Coach and member of ICF Saskatchewan
  • You have training and experience in leadership/executive coaching
  • You agree to provide 6 – 1 hour coaching sessions over a 6 month period starting April 19, 2018

Please email your interest to Lorraine.lawrence@sasktel.net by April 10, 2018 and include your contact information and brief business profile.

Thank you in advance for helping to bring societal change through coaching!


 COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM 2017

Lyear there are 15 coaches matched up with 15 leaders from Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence.  This worthy organization has member partners in communities across Saskatchewan.  STOPS is a province wide network drawing on partnerships, information sharing and education to promote healthy relationships and build strong, peaceful communities.  Its network is made up of community organizations, government partners, service providers and individuals from across the province.  Its support members across the province provide direct service to improve collaboration, consistency and coordination in building peaceful communities.  This includes information sharing, networking, partnership opportunities and capacity development. STOPS has indicated that the opportunity for leadership coaching would offer a significant injection of focussed attention, tools and support to help STOPS leaders improve their capacity, wellness and performance in their roles, and by extension, their agencies. 

The purpose of the program is to raise awareness of the benefits of coaching to individuals across the province of Saskatchewan and the initiative is part of ICF-Saskatchewan’s strategic plan.  Each fall, the Board brings forward potential not-for-profit organizations and one is selected based on criteria set out by the Board.  Once selected, the organization works with the Director of the Community Support Program to 1) introduce coaching to the leaders in the organization through an in-service 2) invite leaders to consider their involvement in the program and 3) pair up the leaders with volunteer coaches. 

The criteria for coaches who want to volunteer is simple – be a member in good standing with ICF-SK and have completed at least 60 hours of coach training.  Again, this year 15 coaches kindly volunteered their service to this worthwhile program.  This truly is a mutually-beneficial opportunity!


 COMMUNITY SUPPORT PROGRAM 2016

The ICF Saskatchewan Chapter is once again pleased to provide pro bono coaching to a not-for-profit Saskatchewan organization. This year’s partner is the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC).  Established in 1968, SARC represents community-based organizations that provide residential, developmental and employment supports and services to thousands of individuals with disabilities. SARC's accomplishments are made possible by dedicated Members and committed volunteers. SARC envisions continued success in the future as Members continue to provide quality services and opportunities to individuals with disabilities that will enable them to achieve full citizenship in their communities. SARC Members are located in every corner of the province and employ more than 2,000 people, who serve over 5,000 people of varying abilities.

With qualified and experienced coaches located in several SARC Member locations (including Saskatoon, Regina and beyond), ICF Saskatchewan is in a unique position to contribute at the grassroots level to SARC. ICF Saskatchewan hopes that SARC member leaders experience the power of professional coaching in a way that helps them to realize their potential, and create positive change in their lives, organizations and communities.

 

2015 COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

The ICF Saskatchewan Chapter was pleased to provide pro bono coaching to leaders at Hope’s Home, Canada's first medically integrated early learning centre. Hope’s Home provides Daytime and Extended Respite services along with fun and educational programs to medically fragile children, their siblings, and typically healthy children from the community. The mission of Hope's Home is to see all medically fragile children and their families enjoy better lives through integration, acceptance, and involvement in their community.

Our goal is to expose the leaders of Hope’s Home and the organization as a whole to experience the benefits and power of professional coaching to create positive change. In 2015, we will provide 102 hours of coaching to 17 of their leaders. CEO and Founder of Hope’s Home Jacqueline Tisher sent us this wonderful letter:

“Hope's Home has been overwhelmed by the positive impact that coaching from ICF Saskatchewan has had on the leaders of our organization. As a young charity and non-profit corporation, we have many passionate, dedicated leaders who have grown personally and professionally in areas of personal development and growth, and leadership skills – strengthening their gifts and talents, while creating opportunity in areas for change. 

The timing of this invaluable coaching will help Hope's Home reach its next milestone of strategic development and ultimately create a team of professional, passionate leaders focused on meeting our vision for individuals with complex medical needs. 

We are forever grateful. Thank you.