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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

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C4O- Quick Start Tools

Purpose of the Character for Organizations (C4O) Tools

Quick Start 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.

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C4O Resources:

Quick Start Tools

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