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July Attribute is INTEGRITY

I will do what is right and ensure there is no difference between what I say and what I do.


  • do the right thing, even if it isn’t going to be easy for me or for others.
  • make sure there is no difference between what I say and what I do.
  • be consistent and true to my heart.


Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

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Our Donald Cousens Awards

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)