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Our Chapter


The International Coach Federation (ICF) Vancouver Chapter is a not-for-profit professional organization established in the year 2000. We were the first Canadian Chapter to become incorporated and are one of 132 International Coach Federation Chapters worldwide.   Coaches who are members of the International Coach Federation (ICF Global) may elect to become affiliated with the ICF Vancouver Chapter.


The ICF Vancouver Chapter was recognized in March of 2016 at the ICF Global Leaders Forum as one of only 12 Chapter worldwide for high performance and overall excellence. Specifically, we were acknowledged for three unique initiatives developed by our Chapter:  CoachingWise; the Coach Giving Program; and the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) Coaching Roundtables.


Based in Vancouver, our ICF Chapter is the third largest in Canada, representing greater Vancouver and much of the mainland of British Columbia. We currently have over 350 member coaches.

Join us and experience the power and potential of professional coaching through career development opportunities at our Chapter meetings and webinars and unique public events during the year. Our meetings and events are open to both members and guests.


How We Operate


International Coach Federation (ICF) Chapters work together, under the guidance of ICF Global, to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching. ICF Global sets standards in the coaching field with rigorous Core Competencies and a Code of Ethics.


Our ICF Vancouver Chapter, part of the ICF Global Network, represents a group of professionally trained business and life coaches and is led by a volunteer Board of Directors.  The Board is made up of an Executive – President, Vice-President, Past President and Treasurer – and other ICF credentialed coaches (or members in the process of being credentialed) who hold various Portfolio roles. While service on the Board is generally a two-year commitment, current Board Members have the opportunity to change their role and focus over that period.


Our Chapter is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by providing support, education, training and resources to both practicing and aspiring professional coaches.


Our mandate is to support and encourage the development of professional coaching through:

  • Supporting individuals to find the information and training they need to become coaches or obtain an ICF credential;
  • Creating professional development opportunities for coaches to earn Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU’s);
  • Aligning with and promoting ICF Global’s Standards and Code of Ethics in coaching practice;
  • Engaging in outreach activities to educate the business community, government, non-profit and the general public about the benefits of coaching and partnering with a professional coach;
  • Helping coaches build their own professional coaching business;
  • Providing opportunities to network, discuss issues of professional concern and develop relationships.

ICF Vancouver Chapter Vision, Mission, Objectives



To have the biggest pool of highly trained, engaged, successful, and credentialed professional coaches who are connected to the community, in Canada.



To be the “model of excellence” for the ICF Chapters globally


Chapter Objectives:


Objective 1: Expand the understanding and buy-in on the value of ICF Membership

Measures: Growth in membership (lower attrition/increased retention), participation by members in ICF Vancouver activities.


Objective 2: Enhance Professional/Coach Development for members

Measures: Number and proportion of ICF credentialed coach members.


Objective 3: Increase the awareness of the ICF Vancouver Chapter and professional coaching within a broader community.

Measures: Participation by organizations, associations, government, HR professionals, business leaders in ICF Vancouver Chapter initiatives (e.g. Chapter meetings, webinars, Coaching Week, Prism, Coach Giving, CoachingWise, Professional Alliances, Sponsorship).



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