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January 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.

•Make all my friends feel good about themselves
• Look at the bright side of things
•Be enthusiastic about the success of others
•Present a cheerful countenance at all times
•Forget the mistakes of the past and be positive about the future
•Not be critical of others but rather look to improve myself
•Strive to be the best I can be

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!

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


2016 Character Community Awards

Connecting Character INTO our Community 

The  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 2016 gathering of Alumni and Council current and past supporters for a momento presentation and a "Selfie" set up.

Photo by Merk Photography.

2017 Character Community Awards nominations open on Jan.13, 2017.

 Check back for the info on how to nominate someone who strives to live, learn, work and play with good character.


See our 2016 Photo Gallery by Merk Photography below.

Our 10th Annual York Region Character Community Awards took place on Wed April 27, 2016 at the RHCPA.

Thank you to our 2016 York Region Sponsors who helped us to make this evening possible.

2017 Character Community Awards

2017 Awards Poster

2017 Nomination form to print

2017 Nomination link to submit

2016 Nominees Stories

2016 Winners Stories