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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.

WHAT IS COURAGE?

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.

 

About Us

Character Council and support staff.

Click here to view our 2017-18 listing.

Our Attributes

The Character Community Foundation of York Region is based on the 11 Character Attributes chosen by its residents and citizens:

Compassion | Courage | Fairness | Honesty | Inclusiveness | Initiative | Integrity | Optimism | Perseverance | Respect | Responsibility

Good character makes a difference in our families, schools, businesses, and neighbourhoods by strengthening our relationships, building stronger communities, and engaging all of us in positive change and citizen engagement.

A Character Community attracts people and businesses of character, and acts as a driver for economic growth and prosperity.

Click here for our Quick Facts

View our "Who we Are" Video below.


 

Character Community Foundation of York Region (CCFYR) is a not-for-profit charitable organization, launched in 2001, registered in 2007 and granted status as the first registered Character Community charity in Canada.

Our MISSION is to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development.
Our VISION is that York Region leads in community character development.
Our CORE VALUES: Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Responsibility.

CCFYR represents a group of committed volunteers and leaders from the community, government, education and business sectors who support our ongoing Mission to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development and to work toward our Vision of having York Region lead in community character development.

CCFYR recognizes 11 character attributes: compassion, courage, fairness, honesty, inclusiveness, initiative, integrity, optimism, perseverance, respect and responsibility.

We offer programs and events that promote the benefit that living with character creates in our families, schools, businesses and neighbourhoods by acting as a catalyst for positive change and citizen engagement.

Click here for an Overview of what we do and how we Impact our community.

Click here to watch a video recap of our activities, programs and events from 2016.



2015 Programs and Event Photo Gallery

Our past year was a busy one with lots of character building programs and events across York Region.

Please take a moment to review our gallery of photos by Merk Photography that feature:

Read this great except from a speech that the CEO of Hockey Canada gave on Character and Sport.