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Character Builds

Last updated on Monday, February 14, 2011.

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board is proud to have launched Character Builds in 2007 – 2008. At Ryerson, we are committed to character development as it goes hand-in-hand with a strong academic program and supports our focus on literacy and numeracy. It is about teaching students how to critically think about situations and enable them to make sound judgments.

Character Builds is about integrating the following attributes into the teachable moment:

Caring
We demonstrate a genuine willingness to reach out and help, support and protect others.

Citizenship
We have rights and privileges to be responsible and active members in our community.

Empathy
We understand issues from the perspective of others even though we may not agree with them personally.

Courage
We have strength to take on challenges to do the right thing even when it may be unpopular.

Acceptance
We interact with others without bias, prejudice or discrimination. We stand up for human rights.

Honesty
We are sincere, trustworthy and truthful.

Integrity
We are truthful and sincere. What we say matches what we do.

Respect
We treat others and ourselves with courtesy, dignity and positive regard. We honour the rights of others and ourselves. We respect belongings, the environment and the world around us.

Responsibility
We can be trusted and follow through on all our commitments. We are accountable for all we say and do.

Trustworthiness
We are reliable, honest and can be depended upon in any situation, under any circumstances.

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