Purpose of the Character for Organizations (C4O) Tools
The purpose of this tool kit is to be a resource area for you to use to help reflect Character in your own organization and build awareness.
Please use some of the info below to create website pages or in your newsletters. E files are also posted to the right for downloading and sharing within your own organization.
Who we are?
The Character Community Foundation of York Region represents a group of committed volunteers and leaders from the community, government, education and business sectors who support our ongoing Mission to engage organizations in positive character development and to work toward our Vision of having York Region lead in community character development.
What Is A Character Community?
A Character Community is one in which members of the community work together to nurture positive character attributes. It requires a shift in thinking and a focus on attitudes and behaviours that lead to achievement and success. The Character Community Foundation of York Region recognizes 11 character attributes – compassion, courage, fairness, honesty, inclusiveness, initiative, integrity, optimism, perseverance, respect and responsibility.
Why Is Character Important?
Good character makes a positive difference in our families, schools, businesses and neighbourhoods by acting as a catalyst for positive change and citizen engagement. A Character Community attracts people and businesses of character and acts as a driver for economic growth and prosperity.