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DECEMBER Character Attribute is GENEROSITY. 

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give"
~ Winston Churchill

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


Our 2017 Monthly Attribute calendar is out.

Set up a monthly donation on our Canada Helps page and we will send you TWO!

One for YOU and one to SHARE.

For a one time donation please click here.


Character Community Foundation of York Region (CCFYR) is a not-for-profit charitable organization, launched in 2001, registered in 2007 and granted status as the first registered Character Community charity in Canada.

Our MISSION is to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development.
Our VISION is that York Region leads in community character development.
Our CORE VALUES: Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Responsibility.

CCFYR represents a group of committed volunteers and leaders from the community, government, education and business sectors who support our ongoing Mission to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development and to work toward our Vision of having York Region lead in community character development.

CCFYR recognizes 11 character attributes: compassion, courage, fairness, honesty, inclusiveness, initiative, integrity, optimism, perseverance, respect and responsibility.

We offer programs and events that promote the benefit that living with character creates in our families, schools, businesses and neighbourhoods by acting as a catalyst for positive change and citizen engagement.

Click here for an Overview of what we do and how we Impact our community.


Our  DECEMBER Enews.

At this time of Holiday Giving please support our work all year long by setting up a monthly donation via Canada Helps.

Download our MONTHLY Attribute card  for use all year long.

   Live each day with ...  Compassion, Courage, Fairness, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Initiative, Integrity, Optimism, Perserverance, Respect and Responsibility.  

Music Alive Festival

The MUSIC ALIVE 2017 website is now open for registration and applications.

As in past years, it will be necessary to update your user profile prior to creating an application. 

If you have any questions, please email : inquiries.music@ yorkregionalive.com

Visit the website:  Music Alive


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Character 4 Organizations

In collaboration with Kathleen Redmond - Centre for Character Leadership we have developed a series of three workshops on Creating a Character Culture for organizations: businesses, sports or cultural groups, not for profits.

We are accepting requests from organizations who would like this training.

For more information contact Karen Addison.

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Character Culture Resources

Check here for resource materials to help you engage your organization in positive character development including our Quick Start Tool kit and Planning Guide.

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See our other Resources: Enews,YOUTUBE and other digital media info.

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Character Community Awards

Our 2017 York Region Annual Character Community Awards will once again be held at the RHPAC on Wed. April 26, 2017.

Stay tuned for Nomination info in January.

Click for more info on the 2016 Awards.