For three years, Engage has coordinated bringing together thousands of Nova Scotians and newcomers to Nova Scotia in dinner occasions on Thanksgiving weekend. The purpose is to break down the barriers that prevent newcomers from sinking roots in our province. In real numbers (not as percentages) this initiative has matched more families than any other part of Canada.
In October 2014, Engage coordinated our province’s first Share Thanksgiving, which brought together host families with new Nova Scotians over Thanksgiving dinner. We matched more families than any place in Canada (in absolute numbers), with the exception of Toronto—more than Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, or Edmonton. Contact us to get involved this fall.