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I will not give up when things get tough.I will stick to my goals and work hard to achieve them, despite obstacles and challenges.

 I Will...

  • Be steadfast in the pursuit of my objectives.
  • Set achievable goals.
  • Strive for success.
  • Learn and grow with failure; I will not fear it.

Practical suggestions…

Set clear goals and plans to be successful.
Push yourself a little further to test your own endurance.
Create a support network to help you persevere when you may not feel strong. 
Celebrate milestones for yourself and for others.


“Fall down seven times… Stand up eight.”  Chinese Proverb.

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 9th Annual York Region Character Community Awards Nominations are now CLOSED.

Thank you to everyone who took their time to craft and submit a nomination to 'Shine a Light' on someone they feel is worthy of being recognized.

Looking forward to showcasing them all at our April 29 Awards evening.

Click here to learn more about this upcoming event and the Sponsorships still available.

2015 Slap Shot Newcomer Hockey Program has begun.

YRDSB and YCDSB schools in Markham and Richmond Hill are learning the "Good Ole Hockey game" along with seeing the attributes in action.

To learn more about this program click here.

To help support this program please contact karen@charactercommunity.com. Jersey and sticks sponsorship available now.


Click here for our Monthly Enews with lots of tools and tips.

Click here for the Community Attribute page, Click here for the Workplace Attribute page.

Click here for Pinterest Boards for Resources

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

Slap Shot Newcomer Hockey

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

Once again in 2015 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.

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Character 4 Organizations

In collaboration with Kathleen Redmond and the Centre for Character Leadership we are offering a series of three workshops on Creating a Character Culture for organizations: businesses, sports or cultural groups, not for profits and charities.

Benefits will include:

Tools and practical approach to developing character behavior.

Engaging your team for effectiveness and results.

Opportunity to learn from others.

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Resources- C4O Quick Start Tools

Character for Organizations (C4O) Resource materials, tips, tools, quotes, videos, and articles to help you engage your organization in positive character development.

See our C4O Quick Start Tools to begin

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

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Music Alive Festival

Our 2015 Music Alive Festival will begin again in early March.

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

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

Registration is now closed.

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