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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.



It is the simple, everyday interactions we have with others in our communities that demonstrate our individual characters. Each interaction represents a thread that is woven to create the fabric of the community, for better or for worse. It is the goal of Character Community to shape and enhance all aspects of these interactions.

It takes all of us -- government, business, and education sectors; community organizations; and individuals and families -- to work towards creating the fabric of a community or building a sense that we are all part of the great community of York Region.

The Character Community Foundation of York Region involves volunteers and leaders from the community, government, education and business sectors who are committed to making York Region a Character Community by nurturing positive character attributes and enhancing York Region as a desirable place to live, learn, work and play.