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.
The mandate of the Character Community Foundation is to raise awareness and educate the public, private and non-profit sector on character development.
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. The Character Community Foundation of York Region recognizes 11 character attributes - compassion, courage, fairness, honesty, inclusiveness, initiative, integrity, optimism,
perseverance, respect and responsibility.
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 message speaks to everyone - all faiths and cultures.
The Character Community Foundation's signature event is the annual Character Community Award Celebration which recognizes individuals, schools, groups and businesses for demonstrating exemplary Character. The Character Community Foundation also organizes public outreach activities throughout the year including the annual Character Community Week held during the last week of October.
The Character Community Foundation is a registered charitable organization.
Member Since: 2005