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Building Character. Integrity. “Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys for living your life with integrity.” ~ W. Clement Stone. Are you a person of Integrity?. Are you... respectful? responsible?

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Building Character


“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys for living your life with integrity.”

~ W. Clement Stone

Are you a person of Integrity?

Are you...

  • respectful?

  • responsible?

  • trustworthy?

  • dependable?

  • someone who people can count on?

What is Integrity?

You are a person with integrity if...

  • You are honest with yourself and others.

  • You act the way you believe and not how others believe.

  • You do what you believe is the right thing even if it is difficult or unpopular.

  • You don’t give in to your friends when they want you to do something you believe is wrong.

Integrity at School might look like...

Wearing the school uniform

Following classroom rules and the school’s code of conduct

Following bus safety rules

Walking safely in the


Integrity at School looks like....

Helping others

Showing respect to others

Participating responsibly in class

Integrity at Home Might Look Like...

Respecting the members and rules in your family

Telling the truth even though it may be difficult to do

Being reliable with your family responsibilities

Personal Integrity Looks Like...

Doing the right thing and standing up for what you believe in ~ even if it’s not popular

Personal Integrity is...

The ability to restrain or stop yourself from doing things even in tempting situations.

Because you know that it’s the right thing to do.

Personal Integrity is...

Admitting when you make a mistake instead of trying to make excuses.


A person with integrity is trustworthy which

means you...

  • Keep your promises to family, friends, teachers and others

You are trustworthy when...

You can be counted on to tell the truth.

People of Integrity

The people on the following slides all stood up for what they believed in.

They have all been recognized with awards for their contributions to the betterment of society.

Some of them paid a dear price for their beliefs.

“To live is to choose. But to choose well you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”

~ Kofi Annan

Craig Kielburger

At the age of 12, Craig

Kielburger founded the

organization Free the

Children in response to

a newspaper article he

had read about child

slave labour.

Craig and Marc Kielburger

Today Craig and Marc Kielburger are dedicated activists for children’s rights.

They have opened over 100 schools around the world for enslaved children.

When Herb Carnegie was denied an opportunity to play professional hockey because of his skin colour, he rose above this adversity and started the Future Aces program to help young people build leadership skills.

Herb Carnegie

Dr. David Suzuki

Dr. David Suzuki is an award winning scientist and environmentalist.

The preservation of the environment for future generations is his top priority.

Rick Hanson

Rick Hanson from Canada is known as the “Man in Motion”.

In 1985, he wheelchaired around the globe to raise awareness about the potential of people with disabilities.

Emily Murphy, Nellie McClung, Irene Palby, Louise McKinney & Henrietta Muir-Edwards

In 1929, the woman of Canada did not have equal rights with men because under the law, women were not considered “persons”.

These 5 courageous women had this law abolished in what is known today as the “women are persons too” case.

Elijah Harper

An Aboriginal leader best known for standing up for Aboriginal and human rights which resulted in a Humanitarian award.

Today he is involved in charitable work with World Vision.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was an anti-apartheid activist in South Africa.

He fought for equal rights and was imprisoned for 27 for his beliefs.

In 1993, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Mahatma Ghandi

Ghandi led India to independence from Great Britain without the use of force or violence.

He swore to always speak the truth and encouraged others to do so as well.

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King known for his “I have a dream” speech, was a civil rights activist fighting for equal rights for all.

He was a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

He was assassinated in 1968.

“The time is always right

to do what’s right.”

~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Happiness is when you think,

what you say,

and what you do are in harmony.”

~ Mohandas K. Gandhi

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