Share Thanksgiving

Make new friends over cranberries & conversation.

Share Thanksgiving is an occasion for hosts to welcome a newcomer family or international student to Thanksgiving dinner. It is a unique opportunity for newcomers to experience a Nova Scotian custom and hospitality. Any which way you slice it, you will be enjoying your pumpkin pie with more people in your community who are eager to meet you.

Watch this 3-minute video of two families coming together for Share Thanksgiving in Kentville.

Who should sign up?

Anyone! If you were a host before, we encourage you to register again and to tell a friend about your experience. If you were a guest last year, we encourage you to consider signing up as a host as well.

Where are hosts needed most?

International students love to take part in Share Thanksgiving, so if you live near a university or community college, especially Acadia or St. FX, we have a match for you!

We also have many families in metro Halifax looking to meet you. If you can host 1 more person at your table, or up to 9, please let us know.

Do I have to prepare a turkey dinner?

The menu for your meal is up to you. While turkey is traditional, if you prefer to make a vegan dinner, lasagne, or a family favourite dish, that is more than OK! Whatever you choose to serve, you can be confident that we can make a match for you.

Register Now!

Last year was an amazing success and we are looking forward to matching even more families this year. Make sure you sign up to host by October 2! Find out more about Share Thanksgiving by reading testimonials, frequently asked questions, or browse the resources we have for hosts.

Questions? Call us at 902 407 2582 or send an email to

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