Respect • Responsibility • Integrity • Empathy • Courage • Service

B.C. Schools of Character Network
Character Abbotsford is developing a network of like-minded school communities who place a high value on the character development of their students.

Youth Forum & Network Information
Visit our BC Schools of Character page for more information.

Committee Chairs
Cam Friesen, Principal, Abbotsford School District
Jory Smallenberg, UBC Student

B.C. Ministry of Education

Schools of Character
Have an established set of values for their school community
Include students, staff and parents in establishing or re-visiting their values
Strategically promote their values throughout the school
Develop ways to action their values into every day life
Intentionally use the language of character throughout the day
Involve members of their surrounding community in their character story


Character Canada Society
Character Abbotsford plans to host its 3rd national conference in 2019 for the purpose of establishing networking opportunities for like minded leaders in Education, Business, Community Services and Municipal sectors. Conference info here.

Conference Information

Visit our Conference Page for more information

Committee Chairs

Rob Comeau, Principal, Abbotsford School District
Gina Vanderheide, Fieldhouse Brewery


Character Dot Org, Washington DC

Endorsed by

Yonah Martin, Canadian Senator
Peter Fassbender, B.C. Minister of Education
Chuck Strahl, Former M.P. and Cabinet Minister
Peter Legge, Professional Speaker and CEO CWM
Steven Point, Former B.C. Lieutenant Governor
Ryan Walter, Stanley Cup Winner and Professional Speaker
Sophie Schmidt, Canadian Olympic Bronze Medal Winner (Women's Soccer)
James Lepp, Canadian Professional Golfer
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