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August Attribute is COMPASSION.

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 ”


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


Live with Character. Change our World.

The Character Community Foundation of York Region provides children, youth and adult character development programs and initiatives that focus on positive character attributes and behaviours that lead to personal achievement and success and build caring and inclusive communities.

Mission: Engaging individuals and organziations in positive character development.

Vision: York Region leads in community character development.

Core Values: Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Responsibility.


Our  AUGUST Enews

Monthly Community Attribute

Monthly Workplace Attribute.

Download our MONTHLY Attribute card  for use all year long.

120 York Region students have taken part in our Slap Shot Hockey program this spring.

We are thrilled to be once again be offering this newcomer and low-income -  character based Hockey program to students in YRDSB and YCDSB schools in Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan and to be introduced to Newmarket and East Gwillimbury this fall.

We are delighted to announce that we are a Community Development Partner with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

This partnership will enable us to deliver our Slap Shot program to 280 students who would not have had this opportunity due to financial or cultural barriers.

Other sponsorship opportunites are also available. Contact us to learn more.

Click here to learn more and see how to get involved.

Click here to see our previous Slap Shot activities.


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

Music Alive Festival

Music Alive  Festival hosted 17,775 participants this year!

 The objectives of Music Alive have not changed - to celebrate the joy of sharing musical experiences, to promote reciprocal learning from peers and colleagues, and to foster the growth of musicality and self-esteem.

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

To learn more 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 is a wrap.

This year we honoured 140 nominees in 15 categories and had 16 Category Award winners showcased.

Don Cousens Community Impact Award went to Shawn Shepheard

Community Hero Award went to Belinda's Place.

Click for info on the 2017 Awards.