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APRIL Attribute is RESPECT.

I will treat myself and others with consideration, high regard and dignity.

 I Will...

  • Be polite, dignified, honourable and positive in my dealing with others.
  • Honour the rights of others.
  • Speak with others in the manner in which I would like to be spoken to.
  • Demonstrate care and consideration for my workplace.
  • Treat the concerns and belongings of others with due consideration.

Practical suggestions…

  • Develop policies and procedures that ensure all employees and customers are treated with respect and dignity.
  •  Ensure that the organization uses a hiring system that is fair in order to ensure that all applicants are afforded an equal opportunity to compete for positions.

“Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it; you've got to give it."

 R. G. Risch

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.


9th Annual Character Community Awards

The Foundation's signature event is our annual York Region Character Community Awards, which recognizes exemplary character in individuals and organizations across York Region.

This year's Awards will be on Wed. April 29, 2015 at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

We thank PowerStream our Presenting Sponsor for their ongoing support.

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 2015 SLAP SHOT Hockey.

SLAP SHOT,is a hockey program for grades 4-6 students which provides 250 newcomer children in the YRDSB and YCDSB school boards with the opportunity to learn Canada's national game. They learn the elements of the game in floor hockey sessions and then take to the ice to learn "The Good Old Hockey Game.".

We highlight and feature activities that model the character attributes within the context of play and teamwork.

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In collaboration with Kathleen Redmond and the Centre for Character Leadership we are presenting a series of three workshops on Creating a Character Culture.

Kathleen's new book Building a Character Culture for Trust and Results in the Workplace will be the impetus for these sessions.

Character Community will provide "real life" examples from our network of organizations.

For more info click here


2015 Music Alive Festival

Music Alive has begun and will involve over 14,000 students across York Region this year.

From solosists and choirs, to jazz bands and big bands this Festival involves YRDSB,YCDSB, community groups and independent schools.

Held at the Newmarket Theatre, Cosmo Music in RH and St Elizabeth's PAC in Vaughan these sessions run from March until mid June.

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2015 Slap Shot Hockey Program is in full swing.

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.

Jersey and sticks sponsorships are available now for our fall sessions.

To help support this program please contact Karen Addison.


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