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January’s Character Attribute is OPTIMISM.

I will maintain a positive attitude, look on the brighter side of situations and seek opportunities in the face of adversity.


  • OPTIMISM is being too noble for anger.
  • OPTIMISM is being too strong for fear.
  • OPTIMISM is being too large for worry.
  • OPTIMISM is being too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

You are only a decision away from responding with hope instead of fear, with encouragement instead of criticism, with belief instead of despair.
It's your choice!

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2016 Character Community Awards

Coonecting Character in the Community 

Our 2016 Nominations are now closed.

The 10th Annual York Region Character Community Awards is the Character Community Foundation’s signature event.  It recognizes individuals, schools, groups and businesses across York Region that demonstrate the following exemplary character attributes: • Compassion • Inclusiveness • Perseverance • Courage • Initiative • Respect • Fairness • Integrity • Responsibility • Honesty • Optimism

Our 10th Annual York Region Character Community Awards is coming up on Wed April 27, 2016 at the RHCPA.

Nominations process is now CLOSED. Thank you for taking the time to those who nominated.

Please see the 2015 Nominees and Winners stories.

Thank you to our 2015 York Region Sponsors who helped us to make this evening possible.

2015 Character Community Awards Stories.

For a look at our Nominees please click here .

For a look at our Awards Winners please click here.

See our Photo Gallery by Merk Photography below.

2016 Character Community Awards

2016 Awards Poster

2015 Nominees Stories

2015 Winners Stories