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



Welcome June! This month’s character attribute is honesty. We believe that honesty means that we uphold the trust we have built in the community, ensuring that we conduct ourselves with honesty, integrity and transparency.

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Our April attribute is RESPONSIBILITY
We are accountable for our plans, initiatives and actions. We are reliable and we do what needs to be done. We are trustworthy and we own the outcomes that we create. We are accountable to our funders and donors. We measure our success, and we operate with cost-effectiveness for all programming.

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In 2018, we delivered our programs to 17,154 children and youth across York Region

Or by program:

Slap Shot

grade 4-6 children/yr

Music Alive

Youth Social Justice Days:

grade 6-8 youth/yr

EG Senior’s Task Force:


Great Canadian Giving Challenge!Help Us Win $20,000.00!

This month, CanadaHelps has launched the sixth annual Great Canadian Giving Challenge with an increased grand prize.  . Every $1 ( minimum $3 donation) donated to a registered charity in June via, automatically enters the charity to win an additional $20,000 donation. The grand prize draw will take place on July 1st, Canada Day, and one lucky charity will receive this new grand prize of $20,000. CanadaHelps knows that the charitable sector has been hit hard by COVID-19 and has doubled the prize this year.

These are difficult times and many of us have been asked to provide additional support to our community organizations.  We seriously considered not participating in this year’s Great Canadian Giving Challenge, and like all of you we have been following recent events with feelings of great sadness and concern for our young people.  It is apparent that now more than ever we need to build strong communities of character.

Our Youth Social Justice Days program provides the tools to empower our youth to become community leaders, to know that their voices will be heard and that they can make positive change in our community by living with character. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we have lost the funding for this program, and we knew that to continue to support the youth of York Region we must participate in the 2020 Great Canadian Giving Challenge.

This is an opportunity for Character Community to win $20,000 which will totally fund our Social Justice Days program for 1,000 students in grades 6-8 throughout York Region.

With your help and a $3.00 donation through our Canada Helps page at (search Character Community Foundation of York Region) together we will Build Character, Build Strength and Build Hope for all youth in York Region

Click Here to Help Us Win $20,000.00!