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Monthly Community Attribute

Monthly Workplace Attribute.

Download our MONTHLY Attribute card  for use all year long.

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November Character Attribute is FAIRNESS.

I will treat others in a just, equitable and unbiased manner.


FAIRNESS is being consistent.

FAIRNESS is listening and being open.

FAIRNESS is being careful making judgments about others.

FAIRNESS is treating people equally and equitably.

FAIRNESS is following procedures.


Play by the rules.

Take turns and share.

Be open-minded and listen to others.

Treat people equally.

Not blame others carelessly.


“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you”.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Print off our MONTHLY ATTRIBUTE card to use all year long.


Live with Character. Change our World.

The Character Community Foundation of York Region provides children, youth and adult character development programs and initiatives that focus on positive character attributes and behaviours that lead to personal achievement and success and build caring and inclusive communities.

Mission: Engaging individuals and organziations in positive character development.

Vision: York Region leads in community character development.

Core Values: Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Responsibility.

160 York Region students will take part in our Slap Shot Hockey program this fall.

We are thrilled to be once again be offering this newcomer and low-income -  character based Hockey program to students in YRDSB and YCDSB schools in Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan and to have introduced it to Newmarket and East Gwillimbury. We are in two schools in Markham next followed by two more in Richmond Hill.

We are delighted to announce that we are a Community Development Partner with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

This partnership will enable us to deliver our Slap Shot program to 280 students who would not have had this opportunity due to financial or cultural barriers.

Read this great announcement on the Declaration of Principles for Hockey by the NHL and NHLPA  this week.

Other sponsorship opportunites are also available. Contact us to learn more.

Click here to learn more and see how to get involved.

Click here to see our previous Slap Shot activities.


   Live each day with ...  Compassion, Courage, Fairness, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Initiative, Integrity, Optimism, Perserverance, Respect and Responsibility.  

Gianluca's Gift Gala

We are honoured to be the recipent of the inaugural Gianluca's Gift Gala on Friday, October 6, 2017.

"Gianluca Cellucci was a beloved son, friend, and brother whom we lost suddenly and tragically on February 7, 2016, at the age of 22. He inspired all of us who were blessed to know him, to support one another and to live life to the fullest. "

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Music Alive Festival-2018

One of the largest music festivals in the country, is preparing an innovative program for 2018.

The website will open for registration on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 with new adjudicators and new opportunities for the students to perform in front of audiences in some of the best venues in York Region.

Students will have the opportunity to perform for one another and be adjudicated by some of the foremost music educators.

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Character Culture Resources

Check here for resource materials to help you engage your organization in positive character development including our Quick Start Tool kit and Planning Guide.

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See our other Resources: Enews,YOUTUBE and other digital media info.

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Character Community Awards

Our 2017 York Region Annual Character Community Awards is a wrap.

This year we honoured 140 nominees in 15 categories and had 16 Category Award winners showcased.

Don Cousens Community Impact Award went to Shawn Shepheard

Community Hero Award went to Belinda's Place.

Click for info on the 2017 Awards. Check back in Jan. for inof on the 2018 Awards.