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September Attribute is COURAGE.

I will stand up for my beliefs and principles and face challenges, fear and difficulty with fortitude.


Courage is demonstrated by people who stand up for what they believe in their heart to be the right thing to do, even when others don't support them and might try to convince them that they are wrong.

I WILL: continue to do what I know to be right, even when it would be easier to follow another path.

I WILL: ensure that my feeling of “I can” is stronger than my feeling of "I can't".

I WILL: take risks to do the right thing, even when it might challenge the attitudes and behaviour of others.


“Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.”

Arthur Koestler

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


2016 Community Champion-Ian Proudfoot

October 26, 2016 is our Luncheon honouring Ian Proudfoot, newly retired Publisher of Metroland Media is SOLD OUT!

“Ian has demonstrated his compassion for his community for over 30 years. Having recently retired as the publisher for Metroland’s central division he continues to give of his time and expertise to many organizations across York Region.  His integrity and inclusiveness in bringing people together to build a better community is widely recognized and often sought after. Ian Proudfoot demonstrates “Character in Action” and serves as an excellent role model for anyone wishing to learn how to give back.”   Steve Hinder, Chair CCFYR, Board of Governors.

Your involvement will help Character Community Foundation of York Region provide services and support for further developing positive character across York Region.


2014 Celebration of Character - Community Champions Luncheon

On Thursday, November 6, 2014 we hosted our Celebration of Character Luncheon honouring our first group of Community Champions.

The 2014 honourees:

  • Bob Kilgour and Cardinal Golf Club
  • Brian Bentz and PowerStream Inc.
  • Leo McArthur and The Miller Group

Our honourees have been instrumental in the continued development and ongoing expansion of positive Character development across York Region. They have supported and integrated our initiative into their own businesses, promoted our work and have been a true Community Champion with the Character Community Foundation.

The Character Community Foundation of York Region’s Mission is to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development.

Our keynote speaker was Marc Neeb - Executive Vice-President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Magna International Inc.

Please view his PPT on the Traits of Successful Leaders.

Click here to read the YRMG article on our event.

 View our photo gallery by Merk Photography below.


Our 2016 Celebration of Character Luncheon photo gallery.

Thank you to everyone who is joined us to celebrate Ian Proudfoot.

Please read the YRMG article on our event.

Thank you to our 2014 event Sponsors and Table supporters.