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I will do whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of others.
I will strive to understand and be sensitive to their feelings.


COMPASSION is seeking to understand another’s struggles from his or her point of view and then doing whatever is necessary to heal the hurt.

•Listen when others want to talk
•Give of my resources to help those in need
•Look for lasting solutions
•Comfort others without regard to race, gender, faith, age or nationality.




“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted ” 


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


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 below.

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

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.

2016 Character Community Awards

2016 Awards Poster

2016 Nominees Stories

2016 Winners Stories