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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.


Network North Collaborative


With our partners from United Way, Neighbourhood Network, the Town of EG and the very hard work of Program manager, Christine Stewart and her Youth Task Force we developed and facilitated an amazing day for over 250 grade 6,7,8 students from Mount Albert Public School in EG.
The half-day session began with a rallying session in the gym and a keynote speech from Jefferson Daye, a Liberian Refugee who shared his story and journey to come to Canada with a very engaged audience.
We then broke the groups out into workshops that covered both local agencies work as well as global ones.
Presenters included- Children of Hope Uganada, Loft Street Outreach and 360 kids, Milk Bags Unlimited, Global Medic, Community Veterinary Outreach, Smiley the Blind Therapy dog, New Leaf Living and Learning, Sutton Youth Shelter and the Sharon Temple Museum. These workshops gave the students an opportunity to learn about the challenges and struggles and the opportunities faced by many in our community.
The overall group then gathered again in the gym for a final wrap up, challenge to look outside themselves and see what they can do in their local and global community to “Change the World” .
The residents of New Leaf then led everyone in a drum circle and several songs they had prepared.
This was an amazing morning and will help these students to take up the challenge of seeing what actions they can take to make a difference in their community.

Live with Character - Change our World.

A few photos are included below and there is a full gallery on our Facebook page as well. Click this link



Network North Collaborative.

Network North brings together residents, businesses, organizations, and government to examine efficient way to work together and to plan for the future in East Gwillimbury.

We are members of the community, organization leaders, educators, and businesses who will:
• Promote community engagement for our municipality
• Identify community assets and gaps, and work together towards solutions
• Improve the quality of life and create a sense of community in our neighbourhoods

East Gwillimbury Express Article.

Our Partners:

Neighbourhood Network
Character Community Foundation of York Region
Town of East Gwillimbury
United Way York Region

People of EG Exhibit

On November 3rd we unveiled the Portraits of EG exhibit at the Civic Centre.

Featured are fourteen local stories and photos taken by two EG photographers.

 It's next stop will be at the Holland Landing Library beginning on Nov 17.

Please see a selection of photos from the opening reception below.


For more information please contact:
Christine Stewart
1914B Mount Albert Road
Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
Tel: 905.478.4283 x1402
Email: christine@networknorth.ca

Social Media:

Website: (Still growing)