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Character Community Initiative


Character Community logoRichmond Hill and the other eight York Region municipalities are committed to keeping and enhancing our communities as places where families are strong, homes and streets are safe, education is effective, businesses are productive and neighbours care about one another. 

What is a Character Community? 
A Character Community is one in which elected officials, community leaders in the education, business and faith communities, law enforcement, media sectors and citizens-at-large promote the importance of good character. A Character Community has leaders who model the character attributes. 

Mission Statement - We will work together to make York Region a Character Community by nurturing positive character attributes.

Vision Statement - In York Region, people recognize and promote the importance of good character. They treat others as they would like to be treated, show respect, are accountable, fair, honest and courageous, have empathy, persevere, show initiative and act with integrity.

How To Join! - To get your organization, group or business involved please complete the appropriate application below:
Character Community Organization Application [PDF]

Character Community graphicCharacter Community Groups - If your group would like to become a member and live with character, contact the Community Development Coordinator at or call 905-884-0855 ext. 224.

The following Groups are now members:

   The Amici Centre
•   Arts Richmond Hill Inc.
•   Between Friends
•   Body Control Pilates Canada
•   Catholic Community Services of York Region
•   Community Living York South
•   The Curtain Club Theatre
•   Girl Guides of Canada York South Div.
•   Hill House Hospice
•   Israel Garage Doors
•   Ja'fari Islamic Housing
•   Learning Disabilities Association of York Region
•   Lions Club of Richmond Hill
•   Opera York
•   Optimist Club of Richmond Hill
•   Region Of York Recreationists (ROYR)
•   Richmond Hill Aquatic Club
•   Richmond Hill Canoe Club
•   Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce
•   Richmond Hill Community Food Bank
•   Richmond Hill Lawn Tennis Club
•   Richmond Hill Model Airplane Club
•   Richmond Hill Rams Hockey Club
•   Richmond Hill Soccer Club
•   Richmond Hill Social & Bocce Club
•   Richmond Hill Training Centre
•   Richmond Hill Winter Carnival
•   Richmond Hill Women's Networking Association
•   Royal Canadian Legion Branch #375
•   Spiritual Assembly of the Bahai’s of Richmond Hill
•   St. Matthew's United Church Health Cabinet
•   Stroke Recovery Network
•   The Salvation Army - Richmond Hill Community Church
•   Top o' the Hill Co-operative Nursery School
•   Volunteer Association of York Central Hospital
•   Wilderness Life Skills of Youth Inc.
•   York Region Support Group of Parents of ADHD Kids
•   Youth Assisting Youth

Past Character Event Photos
Character Community Awards Banquet 2009
Character Community Day - October 17, 2007
Character Community Day - October 18, 2006
Character Community Day - October 19, 2005
Character Community Ice Logo - December 20, 2004
Character Community Staff Launch - October 20, 2004
Character Community Meeting - May 4, 2004
Alexander Mackenzie H.S. Character Signs - February 7, 2003

Character Attributes
OPTIMISM (January) |  INITIATIVE (February) | PERSEVERANCE (March) | RESPECT (April) | RESPONSIBILITY (May) | HONESTY (June) | INTEGRITY (July) | COMPASSION (August) | COURAGE (September) | INCLUSIVENESS (October) | FAIRNESS (November) | HUMOUR (December) |

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