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I will not give up when things get tough.

I will stick to my goals and work hard to achieve them, despite obstacles.


  • continue to be the best that I can be
  • lead by example and be a role model for others
  • be patient and calm as I continue to strive for success
  • stay the course, no matter how difficult it might become
  • not become discouraged
  • always believe in myself and my abilities

Perseverance means sticking to a task until it is completed or mastered.

It could involve homework, a work task, learning to play the piano, shooting three-pointers, or any other task you are trying to be good at.

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” Japanese Proverb

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


2016 Character Community Awards

Connecting Character INTO our Community 

The  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 2016 gathering of Alumni and Council current and past supporters for a momento presentation and a "Selfie" set up.

Photo by Merk Photography.

2017 Character Community Awards nominations ar now closed.

Thank you to those who took the time to nominate this year.


See our 2016 Photo Gallery by Merk Photography below.


Last year's 10th Annual York Region Character Community Awards took place on Wed April 27, 2016 at the RHCPA.

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

2017 Character Community Awards

2017 Awards Poster

2016 Nominees Stories

2016 Winners Stories