|   |   |   | 

February Attribute is INITIATIVE.

I will recognize what needs to be done and do it, without prompting from others.


Initiative is about doing something even if it isn't necessarily your job or responsibility to do so.

It's about doing something that you haven't been asked to do because you know it must be done or you see a need that is unmet.

Having initiative not only allows you to do what needs to be done quickly and effectively, but also prompts others to become involved in the endeavors you undertake because they see your positive work habits.


•  do things without having to be asked

•  pitch in where I see I am needed

•  be innovative and enthusiastic in everything that I do

"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.“

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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 ar now closed.

Thank you to those who took the time to nominate this year.


See our 2016 Photo Gallery by Merk Photography below.


Last year's 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

2016 Nominees Stories

2016 Winners Stories