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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

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