VALUES

Respect • Responsibility • Integrity • Empathy • Courage • Service

Respect

Definition
Respectful people are self-disciplined and courteous, and they protect the rights and dignity of others.

I Will
•Stand up for what I believe is right
•Care for myself, for others and for the environment
•Show good manners
•Appreciate the opportunities and privileges I am offered
•Treat others the way I would like to be treated

Responsibility

Definition
Taking responsibility means being accountable for your actions, your words and your obligations.

I Will
•Admit my mistakes and make amends
•Work diligently
•Use resources wisely
•Be reliable
•Communicate clearly; listen carefully
•Take initiative

Integrity

Definition
Integrity is a commitment to honesty that is clear because actions are consistent with stated beliefs or promises. Honest, truthful, trustworthy people have integrity.

I Will
•Do the right thing - even when no one is watching
•Tell the truth
•Keep confidences and honour loyalty
•Keep promises
•Communicate openly and respectfully

Empathy

Definition
Empathy is sensing, sharing and understanding the experiences, feelings and emotions of others.

I Will
•Seek fairness and understanding
•Build healthy relationships
•Carefully consider the impact of my words and actions
•Be inclusive

Courage

Definition
Courage is the ability to face and endure what is dangerous, difficult, or painful without giving in to fear.

I Will
•Stand up for what is right
•Face challenges boldly; persevere through difficulties
•Step out of my comfort zone; rise to challenges

Service

Definition
Service is committing talents, resources, time and effort to support, guide, and enrich individuals, organizations and initiatives in the community.

I Will
•Participate in community building activities
•Give of myself for the benefit of others
•Be willing to lead boldly and to follow effectively
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