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ICF Saskatchewan has credentialed coaches who are eager to share their background knowledge with Coaches looking for answers to credentialing questions.  Melissa Pylypchuk can answer questions you have about credentialing…and get you connected!

Community Support Program
Volunteer opportunities *now available* for coaches who want to make (more of) a difference. 

Community Support Program
Currently seeking volunteers!

We invite all members to consider becoming Community Support Program champions.

What is the Community Support Program and what are the objectives?
Our Chapter established the program in 2015 to provide pro-bono coaching to leaders who work in non-profit organizations with the intent to raise awareness of the benefits of coaching.

How does the organization get nominated and what is the deadline?
Any ICF SK & MB member may submit one nomination for a not-for-profit or non-profit organization; applications are reviewed by the Board.  Each nomination must be submitted to the Director of Community Programs by Monday, February 15, 2021. 

Who can participate as a coach and how long is the commitment?
ICF SK & MB members who have completed at least 60 hours of approved ICF training are eligible to volunteer as a coach.  Each program requires between 10 to 20 coaches to provide six hours of coaching from late April to October.

Where do I sign up to volunteer?
Volunteer and participate as a coach in the program – Sign-up form
Share the opportunity to make a difference with others – Get Involved

Please contact Paula with any questions.
Paula Haubrich, Community Support Program Director

Raise Awareness of the Benefits of Coaching

The intention of the program is to raise awareness of the benefits of coaching to individuals across the provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Each year, applications are made by an ICF SK & MB member with agreement from a not-for-profit or non-profit organization for pro-bono coaching provided by ICF members to the organization’s leaders.

The applications are reviewed by the Board and one Community Program organization is determined.

If selected, the organization works with the Community Support Program Leader to:

  1. Introduce coaching to the leaders in the organization
  2. Invite leaders to consider their involvement in the program
  3. Pair up the leaders with volunteer coaches. The coaching arrangement usually takes place from April – October.

Non-Profit or Not-for-Profit Organizations

The Community Support Program invites organizations that perform services where our members reside (SK and MB)
and is devoted to enhancing the quality of the citizen in that province and has a demonstrated need for leadership coaching.

Keen to be included?  Please reach out to Paula Haubrich

How can I help and it’s okay to ask, “what’s in it for me?”

Get Involved – at the Chapter Level

Our chapter has been known for the wide range of activities and events we offer throughout the year in our programming. These events continue to grow and expand with new ways to meet the professional development needs of our members, increase networking opportunities, and include a broadened span of engagement.

The success is largely dependent on our members being involved in many ways – from participating in membership surveys so that we can best understand what you need, and also playing key roles in events. You may wish to consider what new ways you can contribute over the next year:

  • Support the Chapter by sharing your time, your talents, and your resources!
  • Have ideas for learning or networking events, webinars, topics?  Reach out to Melissa Pylypchuk about helping at a local or virtual event with planning, set-up, registration, or hosting. We can help you play a role regardless of where you live, no travel required!
  • Love to plan events and celebrate? Celia Caswell is looking for a team to launch the Prism Awards for 2021, we need committee members and judges.
  • Have experience in the credentialing application or renewal process and would like to support new coaches toward their credential? Let us know how you would like to be involved.

Interested in finding out more or helping out? I’d be happy to hear from you.  

Melissa Pylypchuk, Director of Programming

Volunteer Coaches for Leadership Saskatoon

Leadership Saskatoon is in the planning process and will restart the program to present engaging volunteer opportunities to chapter members for the 2021 season.Leadership Saskatoon is a 10-month program consisting of three main components:

  1. Challenge Days focus on individual learning in a leadership context.
  2. Mentorship
  3. Learning Teams focus on leadership learning, team dynamics, and how to function collaboratively as a team.

The focus of the learning team process is to provide participants with the opportunity to work together to understand a given community issue.

The intent is to stretch their leadership capabilities while supporting and challenging each other in a safe team environment.

Community Support Program 2018

ICF Saskatchewan partnered with the Saskatchewan Chapter of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), which supports and promotes the rights of persons with mental illness to maximize their full potential; and enhances the mental health and well-being of all members of the community. Nine of our members were matched as coaches with leaders from CMHA.

Enhances the Mental Health and Well-Being of All

Strong, Peaceful Communities

Community Support Program 2017

ICF Saskatchewan partnered with Saskatchewan Towards Offering Partnership Solutions (STOPS) to Violence, a province wide network drawing on partnerships, information sharing and education to promote healthy relationships and build strong, peaceful communities. Fifteen of our members were matched as coaches with leaders from STOPS.

STOPS’ intention to work with ICF was to inject focused attention, tools and support to help STOPS leaders improve their capacity, wellness and performance in their roles, and by extension, their agencies.

Community Support Program 2016

ICF Saskatchewan Chapter partnered with Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC).  SARC represents community-based organizations that provide residential, developmental and employment supports and services to thousands of individuals with disabilities. Sixteen of our members were matched as coaches with leaders from SARC.

SARC’s intention was to utilize ICF Saskatchewan’s qualified and experienced coaches to contribute at the grassroots level and 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.

Realize Their Potential and Create Positive Change

Experience the Benefits and Power of Professional Coaching

2015 Community Support Program

ICF Saskatchewan Chapter partnered with Hope’s Home, Canada’s first medically integrated early learning centre. Seventeen of our members were matched as coaches with leaders from Hope’s Home.

Hope’s Home’s intention was to expose the leaders and the organization as a whole to experience the benefits and power of professional coaching to create positive change.

I got to spend time talking to my coach about specific things important to me and then how to address them. For example, we spent time talking about how to engage people and build/repair a relationship with them.


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.

Hope's HomeCEO and Founder of Hope’s Home, Jacqueline Tisher

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