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APRIL Attribute is RESPECT.


I will treat myself and others with consideration, high regard, courtesy and dignity.


•   Be polite, dignified, honourable and positive in my dealings

with others.

•   Honour people’s rights.

•   Treat other people’s belongings, the environment and the world around us with due consideration.

•   Demonstrate respect for myself by behaving in the above manner.

RESPECT is when you show good manners, pay attention; treat others as you would like to be treated.

"Respect is a two-way street, if you want to get it; you've got to give it.”

— R. G. Risch

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



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.

Character is 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.

The Character Community encourages businesses to:

  • Identify what the business stands for
  • Establish ethical business practices
  • Emphasize customer-service
  • Foster strong Character employees
  • Develop business leaders of Character
  • Give back to their community

For more infomration on our Character 4 Organizations (C4O) workshops and resources please click here.

Following are some interesting articles on "Leading with Character":

Ivey School of Business: Building Better Barrels

Canadian Business- What Steve Jobs taught my by kinking my butt.

Ivey School of Business-Good leadership begins with solid values.

Ivey School of Business-Lessons from Nelson Mandela

York Region article:Communication key to great leadership.

Leaders pondering Points link:

Ivey School of Business-Leadership on Trial keynote PPT link:

Ivey School of Business Journal Article: Leaders of Good Character