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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.


About Us

NEW News

Executive Director Announcement.

The Board of CCFYR are delighted to announce that effective October 2nd – Susanne Cappuccitti will be joining us as our incoming Executive Director as Karen Addison announced her intention to retire in June of this year.

Susanne has worked with us over the last 5 years in various roles, from serving on Character Council and then the Board, as well as, most recently a consultant for our Grant Writing and Sponsorships.  Read her Bio here.

Karen will work with Susanne over the next few weeks to transition her and we thank Karen for her eight years of dedication and passion for our Character development work and we wish her well as she eases her way into retirement on October 12.

Please join us in welcoming Susanne in this new capacity.

She can be reached at Susanne@charactercommunity.com


Character Council and support staff.

Click here to view our 2017-18 listing.

Our Attributes

The Character Community Foundation of York Region is based on the 11 Character Attributes chosen by its residents and citizens:

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

Good character makes a difference in our families, schools, businesses, and neighbourhoods by strengthening our relationships, building stronger communities, and engaging all of us in positive change and citizen engagement.

A Character Community attracts people and businesses of character, and acts as a driver for economic growth and prosperity.

Click here for our Quick Facts

View our "Who we Are" Video below.


Character Community Foundation of York Region (CCFYR) is a not-for-profit charitable organization, launched in 2001, registered in 2007 and granted status as the first registered Character Community charity in Canada.

Our MISSION is to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development.
Our VISION is that York Region leads in community character development.
Our CORE VALUES: Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Responsibility.

CCFYR represents a group of committed volunteers and leaders from the community, government, education and business sectors who support our ongoing Mission to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development and to work toward our Vision of having York Region lead in community character development.

CCFYR recognizes 11 character attributes: compassion, courage, fairness, honesty, inclusiveness, initiative, integrity, optimism, perseverance, respect and responsibility.

We offer programs and events that promote the benefit that living with character creates in our families, schools, businesses and neighbourhoods by acting as a catalyst for positive change and citizen engagement.

Click here for an Overview of what we do and how we Impact our community.

Click here to watch a video recap of our activities, programs and events from 2016.

2015 Programs and Event Photo Gallery

Our past year was a busy one with lots of character building programs and events across York Region.

Please take a moment to review our gallery of photos by Merk Photography that feature:

Read this great except from a speech that the CEO of Hockey Canada gave on Character and Sport.