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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

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2015 Character Community Awards

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

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

We 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.

Shine a Light on Character…

The 9th 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

See below for our 2014 nominees and winners stories.

2014 Character Community Award Nominees.

For a look at our nominees please click here .


To view our 2014 Character Community Awards winners stories click here.


Our 8th Annual Character Community Awards took place at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. Thank you to our 2014 Sponsors for their support this year.

Thanks to all who came out to help us celebrate and honour these York Region residents who are striving to live with positive character where they live, learn, work or play.


2015 Character Community Awards

2014 Photo Gallery