ICF Toronto Annual Awards Program

In 2000, the ICF Toronto Chapter created the PRISM Award to recognize organizations that use coaching to yield measurable business results. Since 2005, ICF Global adopted the PRISM Award that has become the epitome of what professional coaching can accomplish at the corporate/organizational level.

As part of ICF Toronto's strategic objective to enhance our sense of community, in 2020 and 2022 we introduced four additional awards: Lifetime Achievement, Honourary Lifetime Contributor, Outstanding Individual Contributor, and Volunteer of the Year. 

All five awards allow us to recognize excellence across many facets of our community and membership.

The ICF Toronto PRISM Award recognizes and showcases organizations that are using coaching to achieve measurable business results and a positive impact on their people.

For more information about the criteria for nominating an organization for a PRISM award, please see the 2022 PRISM Sample Application and Nomination Form.

Honours and recognizes the lifetime achievement of an individual who has significantly contributed through their leadership to the growth of the coaching profession and ICF Toronto chapter. Must be nominated by a peer, may include nomination by an ICF Toronto board member (self-nominations not accepted).


  • Contribution to and leadership in advancing coaching profession
  • An accomplished career with an outstanding contribution and impact and recognized achievements
  • A leader in ICF Toronto and Global growth and development
  • Contributed Thought Leadership to the coaching profession
  • Demonstrations ICF Global core values: integrity, excellence, collaboration, respect

To view the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Sample Application and Nomination Form, please click HERE

Recognizes an individual, active coach member who has exhibited distinguished service to advance the coaching profession and ICF chapter. 


  • Demonstrates clear and strong leadership for the advancement of credentialed coaching, coaching profession and ICF Toronto chapter
  • Demonstrates integrity through professionalism and selfless service
  • Continues to contribute uniquely to ICF Toronto's growth. Examples are providing coaching to board members, volunteering on ICF initiatives, being a speaker for ICF Toronto, pro-bono coach for an Ignite project, etc.


  • Board members can be nominators, cannot be nominees
  • Nominators are blind in judging process


  • Can re-submit nomination up to three times
  • Maximum of three winners may be chosen each year

To view the 2022 Outstanding Individual Contributor Sample Application and Nomination Form, please click HERE

NEW in 2022 - The PRISM Advisory Team - here to answer all your PRISM questions. Meet our 2022 team HERE.

Get all your PRISM Award questions answered in this one hour information webinar, hosted by Alicia Saint, and featuring PRISM award recipients Janet Emmett, Dominic Scaffidi, and PRISM Judge, Ralph Cochrane.

Raise your chances of winning an ICF Toronto Chapter Award - see the video, Raising Your Game with Dominic Scaffidi, Janet Emmett, and Kanchan Prinsloo below:

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