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I will do whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others.
•I will strive to understand and be sensitive to their feelings.


COMPASSION is seeking to understand another’s struggles from his or her point of view and then doing whatever is necessary to heal the hurt.

Listen when others want to talk
•Give of my resources to help those in need
•Look for lasting solutions
•Comfort others without regard to race, gender, faith, age or nationality

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted ”  Aesop

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




                                                                       Mission: Engage organizations in positive character development. 

                                                                      Vision: York Region leads in community character development.

    OUR ATTRIBUTES:  Compassion, Courage, Fairness, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Initiative, Integrity, Optimism, Perserverance, Respect and Responsibility.  

Slap Shot Newcomer Hockey

Our Slap Shot Hockey sessions have begun and we have expanded our program  into the YCDSB as well as the YRDSB schools we currently work with.

This year we will introduce the "good ole hockey game" to 250 students who might not have had this opportunity otherwise.

Hockey Canada has become a partner and now runs our Skills and Drills ON ICE session.

More info...

Character Community Awards

Our 2014 Character Community Awards is done!

It was an inspiring evening of showcasing 155 nominees and their stories.

The STOMP dance troupe from Cornell Village PS in Markham entertained us all.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor PowerStream for their ongoing support of this great evening at the RHCPA.

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Resources- Quick Start Tool Kit

Character-themed materials, tips, tools, videos, and articles to help you engage your organization in positive character development.

For the Quick Start Tool Kit to begin.

More info....

For Enews,YOUTUBE and other digital media info.

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2014 Music Alive Festival

Our 2014 Music Alive Festival is done!

This York Region wide adjucated festival is open to bands,choirs, ensembles and soloists.

The Festival wrapped up in early June.

This year over 16,000 students participated and learned more about Character through the Arts.

More info...



NEW News

Kathleen Redmond's latest blog entry is online.

Click here to read more about Realignment- an opportunity to tweak and refine.

Great article on Leadership is Hard. Referred by our friends at Ivey School of Business.

5th Annual Portraits of Giving Exhibit is now on display at the RHCPA.

Click this link to learn more from our Rogers TV- Daytime appearance last month.

Click here for tour location and dates details.


Click here for our  COMPASSION for the Community Page, COMPASSION  for the Workplace.

Click here for our latest Character Connections Summer Issue.

Click here for the AUGUST Attribute Video.