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I will work to build a community where everyone feels included, empowered, and valued for his or her unique contributions.


  • Take some time to learn about the similarities and differences in my community
  • Encourage success in others by supporting their strengths
  • Recognize and celebrate differences
  • Include others equitably
  • Manage cultural change openly toward greater levels of inclusivity
  • Help promote a sense of belonging to all community members

“Share our similarities - Celebrate our differences.”  M Scott Peck

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


2016 Character Community Awards

Connecting Character INTO our Community 

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

Photo by Merk Photography.

2016 Character Community Awards Stories.

For a look at our 2016 Nominees please click here .

For a look at our 2016 category Awards Winners please click here.

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.

2016 Character Community Awards

2016 Awards Poster

2016 Nominees Stories

2016 Winners Stories