Our Approach

Our Program Approach

As a non-profit agency, Character Community York Region utilizes the experiential program delivery approach to deliver character development programs for children and youth, while recognizing character achievement in all. Character Community York Region is committed to building a safe, inclusive community where people embrace our core values collaboration, inclusiveness, integrity and responsibility.

All our programs and initiatives promote our twelve character attributes:

Compassion, Courage, Fairness, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Compassion, Integrity, Optimism, Perseverance, Respect, Responsibility, Humility

The unique programs that are offered are the foundation of building inclusive and resilient communities. Character Community York Region continuously reviews best  practices  in  social innovation, and creates effective programming, based on evidence and best practices.

To date, Character Community York Region has positively impacted thousands of community members and has provided life-changing opportunities for thousands of children and youth. In fact, 90% of residents surveyed feel that it is important to live in a Character Community.