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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.

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2015 Character Community Awards

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

Click here to learn about our available 2015 Sponsorship opportunites.

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