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Character Always

Article on Character Development in the Upper Canada District School Board

What arose was the ‘Character Always!’ initiative which was based on the eight virtues valued most by our school communities: caring, fairness, honesty, empathy, responsibility, perseverance, respect, and resilience.

All schools have implemented a Character Always Program, based on the Board-wide program. At Williamstown Public School we focus one virtue each month and a student from each class is presented the “Character Always” award for the month at our Monthly Spirit Assembly.

Responsibility is leading the way, helping to accomplish tasks through initiative and hard work

Fairness is being open-minded, taking turns, and trusting others.

Respect is honouring differences, caring for yourself and others.

Caring is showing concern and interest in others and yourself.

Honesty is speaking and doing what you believe is right, no matter what the consequences.

Generosity is someone you can trust, someone who listens and cares for you

Empathy is the ability to feel with another, show understanding and express it.

Courage is being a person who is involved in trying to make the community at better place, respects authority, and protects the environment

Perseverance is having the strength and courage to never give up.
Resiliency is having a positive attitude and inner strength to bounce back from a tough time.

UCDSB Character Always Living Credo

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