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.

Funders

York RegionYork Regional PoliceYork Region District School BoardYork Catholic District School BoardMagnaJumpstartGianluca's GiftBingo WorldOMHA

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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COURAGE

COURAGE

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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COMPASSION

COMPASSION

August’s Character Attribute is COMPASSION:
We interact with empathy and understanding. We remind children, youth and families that they are not alone and that they are part of a vibrant and supportive community.

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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:

seniors/yr

Meeting our 2020 Character Award Winners!Meeting our 2020 Character Award Winners!