About

Mission

We instill character in children and youth through partnerships and programs that have a lasting impact while encouraging good character in all citizens.

Character Community York Region is a registered charitable organization that supports the vision of a welcoming and inclusive community. 

We build inclusive and connected communities through programs and initiatives that instill character and have a lasting, positive impact in the lives of children and youth. Our goal is to promote and develop the positive attributes of our children and youth including competency, social and life skills. Research has shown that children and youth who participate in comprehensive, high quality character development programs develop positive self esteem, increased academic performance, stronger connections to family, community and peers and help them to lead positive lives as active community leaders.  Character development programs also reduce the risk of involvement in negative
behaviours. 

About Character Community York Region

Character Community York Region has established York Region as the first “Character Community” in Canada, clearly demonstrating the value of character leadership.

We build inclusive   and connected communities through programs and initiatives that instill character and have a lasting, positive impact in the  lives of  children and youth.

Character Community York Region is a registered charitable organization that supports the vision of a welcoming and inclusive community. A Character Community is one in which elected officials, community and business leaders and citizens live with good character.

All members of the community regardless of barriers, work together to show great care for others, for their community and the environment around them. Their acts of character change the world.