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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.


Donald Cousens Community Impact Award

Our Donald Cousens Community Impact Award.

This award is presented to an individual or organization that has shown sustained support to and advocated for good Character development in our community of York Region.

Donald Cousens has been instrumental not only in the establishment of our Foundation but also in the continued development and ongoing expansion of our profile across York Region.

His unwavering support and guidance has been invaluable to us and this Award is being established to honour his endeavors as well as those others who have leant their own support, resources and networks to increase our education and awareness initiatives throughout York Region.

Sadly Don passed away in Feb of 2017 and we honoured his legacy and stewardship of Character Community at our 2017 Character Awards in April.

View this video of reflections by our Character Council.

To learn more about Don and his legacy click here.

He truly did strive to Live with Character.

2017 - Shawn Shepheard

2016 - Kathleen Redmond of the Centre for Character Leadership

2015 - Janet Beed- Markham Stouffville Hopsital (Retired)

2014 - Neighbourhood Network Ambassadors- Susan Boyne- Bird,Tim Jones, Tom Taylor

2013 - Dave Blackwell-Rogers TV, Lina Bigioni- York Region, Robert McCulloch - YRDSB (Retired)