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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.


Mission & Vision.

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development.

Our Core Values are Collaboration, Inclusivenss, Integrity and Responsibility.

What are our principles?

A Character Community is one in which community partners - including families, neighbourhoods, schools, businesses and local government - agree to live, learn, work, and play according to a set of universal principles or attributes.

The Character Community Foundation of York Region promotes the following 11 Attributes:

  • Compassion
  • Courage
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Inclusiveness
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Optimism
  • Perseverance
  • Respect
  • Responsibility


Vision Statement

Our Vision is for York Region to lead the way in community character development.

What we do

The mandate of the Character Community Foundation of York Region is to promote positive character development throughout York Region - in families, neighbourhoods, school boards, businesses, and local government.

Our goal is to raise awareness and educate the public, private, and non-profit sectors on character development.

The Character Community Foundation practices and promotes a simple but important philosophy: When people and communities embrace living with character, we can change the world we live in for the better.

The Foundation's work is focussed on achieving two objectives:

   1. Education - By providing tools and resources to enhance character development across all sectors of the community

   2. Promotion and Awareness - By promoting the importance of demonstrating good character and to share promising practices across all sectors of the community

The Foundation works in partnership with various members of the York Region communities to host public events and develop promotional materials that promote living, learning, working, and playing with character.