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September Attribute is COURAGE.

I will stand up for my beliefs and principles and face challenges, fear and difficulty with fortitude.


Courage is demonstrated by people who stand up for what they believe in their heart to be the right thing to do, even when others don't support them and might try to convince them that they are wrong.

I WILL: continue to do what I know to be right, even when it would be easier to follow another path.

I WILL: ensure that my feeling of “I can” is stronger than my feeling of "I can't".

I WILL: take risks to do the right thing, even when it might challenge the attitudes and behaviour of others.


“Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears.”

Arthur Koestler

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


Programs - Slap Shot

Slap Shot Hockey Program

Character Council member Dan Zaiontz joined an ON ICE day to see what this program is all about. Hear what he thought.

YRDSB and YCDSB schools in Vaughan, Markham and Richmond Hill are learning the "Good Ole Hockey game" along with seeing the attributes in action.

Enjoy our photo gallery below by Karen Merk Photography, Jessica Young and Character Community.

120 York Region students have take part so far in our 2017 Slap Shot Hockey program.

We are thrilled to be once again be offering this newcomer and low-income -  character based Hockey program to students in YRDSB and YCDSB schools in Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan and to be introduced to Newmarket and East Gwillimbury this fall.

We are delighted to announce that we are a Community Development Partner with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

This partnership will enable us to again deliver our Slap Shot program to 280 students who would not have had this opportunity due to financial or cultural barriers.

Funded in part by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

Click here to learn more and see how to get involved.

Click here to see our previous Slap Shot activities.


Get Involved!

We are looking for additonal sponsorships and donations to enrich this program so please contact us if you are interested in becoming involved.

We also have Coprorate or community group 'Days of Service' opportunites related to our ON ICE day sessions if interested.

Contact us at email at: character.community@york.ca

Donate to support the SLAP SHOT Program

If you would like to make a donation to support this particular program please visit our Canada Helps donor portal and indicate the SLAP SHOT program when you make your donation.