Business Number: 887221406RR0001

About This Charity

Our Mission

The Character Community Foundation of York Region represents a group of committed volunteers and leaders from the community, government, education and business sectors who support our ongoing Mission to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development and to work toward our Vision of having York Region lead in community character development.

The Foundations work is focused on achieving two objectives:

1. Education

Provide tools and resources to enhance character development across all sectors of the community.

2. Promotion & Awareness

Promote the importance of demonstrating character and share promising practices across all sectors of the community.

The Character Community Foundation promotes 11 attributes:

Compassion, Courage, Fairness, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Initiative, Integrity, Optimism, Perseverance, Respect and Responsibility.

We practice and promote a simple but important philosophy...that when people and communities embrace living with character,we can change the world we live in for the better.

The Foundation works in partnership with members of the York Region community to host public events and develop promotional materials that promote living, learning, working and playing with character.

The Character Community of York Region is the first registered Character Community charity in Canada.

About Our Charity

Living with Character...

- builds better places to live, learn, work and play.

- is about making good choices.

- exhibits behaviour worthy of emulation by others.

- inspires random acts of kindness.

- provides a catalyst for positive change.

What People Are Saying

"“I didn’t know much about hockey before, but now I love it! It was so much fun to learn a new sport!” “Thank you for being patient in teaching us - I was a little scared to go on the ice at first, but fell down and it didn’t hurt! It was great to learn about including everyone on the team.” "

— 2014 Slap Shot Newcomer Hockey participants

""The new peer mentoring aspect just made a great program, exceptional. The children learn so much more than just hockey, they learn key leadership, teamwork and social skills as well. I saw a BIG difference with them and participants in the school long after the program was completed.” "

— Markham Gateway teacher.