Building Character. Building Strength. Building Hope.

Building Character. Building Strength. Building Hope.

Building Character. Building Strength. Building Hope.

Character Community:

Building a safe, inclusive and connected York Region. Empowering young people to overcome barriers and become community leaders. Inspiring seniors to connect with their community.

Our Programs

Slap Shot Hockey Program

Reducing social isolation and building self-esteem in young people facing barriers through sport.

Music Alive Program

Building confidence, stronger peer relationships and promoting collaboration in young people through character in the arts.

Youth Social Justice Days Program

Empowering youth with the tools to make positive character decisions leading to greater civic engagement.

CC Seniors Task Force Program

Building strong positive connections with peers and increasing social inclusion levels for seniors through community building activities.


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Latest News & Events

Meeting Our 2020 Character Award Winners!

Meeting Our 2020 Character Award Winners!

As we were not able to host our Annual Character Awards event this year due to Covid-19, we were honored to visit all of our Character Award Winners to personally congratulate them and present their award!
Please see our 2020 Awards Program to read the stories of our wonderful and deserving Award Winners.

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September’s Character Attribute is COURAGE:
We empower individuals to have courage, to recognize their strengths, and to become stronger, more confident, and successful in their lives.

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In 2019, we delivered our programs to 13,614 children,  youth and seniors across York Region


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        284                         12,302                                608                                        420                           Grades 4-6                     Students All Ages                               Grades 6-8                                          Older Adults (55+)