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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 Character Community Week-Oct 24-29

Connecting Character INTO your Community Challenge

During this year’s Character Community Week - Oct 24-29 we encouraged you to find examples of Character in your Community.

View our video here with what was found over the last year in YOUR community.



Other ways to celebrate Character Community Week across York Region from October 24-29,2016.

Some ideas for things you can do to showcase Character during and even after Character Community Week.

  • Produce a Character Attributes section in your newsletter or blog from our Quick StartTool Kit materials.
  • Add www.charactercommunity.com link to your website.
  • LIKE us on Facebook or FOLLOW us on Twitter. Use our PINTEREST pages to post quotes and articles.
  • Have a look at our YouTube video library for educational clips.
  • Put up a display highlighting and encouraging Living with Character.
  • Recognize individuals and organizations for engaging in positive character development and tie it into the Attribute of the month.

Thank you to our Character Week Partners.


  • York Regional Police
  • Metroland Media- York Region
  • Neighbourhood Network
  • Regional Municipality of York
  • Rogers TV- York Region

Our 2016 Character Week is a wrap!

Click here to view our video to see our activities and examples of Character in our Community.

Thanks to all that shared and sent in what they found. #CCWeek16