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I will be accountable for my actions, be reliable and keep my commitments.

•honour my commitments to others even though it may be difficult for me.
•be reliable so that people know they can depend on me to do what I say I will do.
•be accountable for the things I say and do and I will not make excuses if I fall short of the mark.


“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.”

Joan Didion

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2016 Character Community Awards

Coonecting Character in the 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.


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

Thank you for taking the time to those who nominated our 156 worthy nominees.

Please see the 2016 Nominees and Winners stories.

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