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Character Community


Character Community York Region has established York Region as the first “Character Community” in Canada, clearly demonstrating the value of character leadership.

Character Community York Region builds inclusive and connected communities through programs and initiatives that instill character and have a lasting, positive impact in the lives of  children and youth.

They are a registered charitable organization that supports the vision of a welcoming and inclusive community. A Character Community is one in which elected officials, community and business leaders and citizens live with good character.

All members of the community regardless of barriers, work together to show great care for others, for their community and the environment around them. Their acts of character change the world.


We instill character in children and youth through partnerships and programs that have a lasting impact while encouraging good character in all citizens.


Building safe, inclusive, healthy and prosperous communities where citizens embrace the value and necessity of good character.

The Town of East Gwillimbury joined the Region’s Character initiative in February 2003 and embraces all of the Character Attributes. 

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 By emphasizing the importance of good character, we will build a winning team.