Character Community Foundation of York Region 

The Character Community Foundation is proud to have Music Alive as one of our core programs. This program demonstrates our character attributes in action and truly showcases Character in the Arts.

Live with Character – Change our World

Character Community Foundation

ABOUT THE CHARACTER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF YORK REGION

We build inclusive and connected communities though programs and initiatives that instill character and have a lasting impact in the lives of children and youth.

Character Community York Region is a registered charitable organization that supports York Region’s vision of welcoming and inclusive character community. We provide children and youth character development programs and initiatives that focus on positive character attributes and behaviours that lead to personal achievement and success and build caring and inclusive communities.

Our MISSION is to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development.
Our VISION is that York Region leads in community character development.
Our CORE VALUES: Collaboration, Inclusiveness, Integrity and Responsibility.

OUR STRATEGIES

To provide children and youth with the tools to make positive life decisions and live to their full potential, we utilize the following character attributes in all our programs and initiatives: Compassion, Courage, Fairness, Honesty, Inclusiveness, Initiative, Integrity, Optimism, Perseverance, Respect and Responsibility. Our programs and initiatives use the character attributes to develop a framework of positive behaviour that will lead to a more inclusive, supportive and collaborative community.

OUR PROGRAMS

SLAP SHOT HOCKEY PROGRAM

Slap Shot is a free seven-week hockey/character development program for underprivileged boys and girls ages 8-12 that provides a fun and inclusive introduction to the game of hockey and Canadian culture to children whose ability to participate in recreational sport is limited due to financial and cultural barriers.

MUSIC ALIVE

A Region wide music festival for youth that is open to all types of musical ensembles, soloists, choirs, bands, orchestras and classroom groups. Music Alive provides an opportunity for young people to collaborate and work as a team to showcase their musical talent and celebrate character in the arts.

CHARACTER COMMUNITY YOUTH SOCIAL JUSTICE DAYS

A series of student led half day events for 800 students in grades six through eight throughout York Region that focuses on recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, illness, racism, sexism and oppression through guest speakers and workshops. This program engages youth in the issues of social justice and positive character development skills giving them a platform to evoke change in their community.

EAST GWILLIMBURY SENIORS TASK FORCE

The East Gwillimbury Seniors Task Force is a senior led community based social inclusion program. This program will provide access to a variety of social and physical activity classes, bus trips and educational workshops that are designed to meet the needs and interests of seniors with the goal of increasing participation and social inclusion levels of seniors in East Gwillimbury.

OUR ORGANIZATION

The Character Community Foundation is comprised of a Board of Directors, a full time Executive Director, a part-time Administrative Assistant and three Program Managers. We are a registered charitable organization. We welcome your financial support of our programs and donations may be made through our Canada Helps page at: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/character-community-foundation-of-york-region/

Registered Charity #88722 1406 RR0001

Our Partners

Character Community

Character Community

York Region District School Board

York Region District School Board

York Catholic District School Board

York Catholic District School Board

Cosmo Music

Cosmo Music

Yamaha Canada Music

Yamaha Canada Music

Newmarket Theatre

Newmarket Theatre

MusicFest Canada

MusicFest Canada