Are you a newcomer or international student looking to make friends with Nova Scotians and learn about local customs? Would you like to have a special dinner with a Nova Scotia family?

Or are you a Nova Scotian who would like to welcome a newcomer family or international student by inviting them over for Thanksgiving dinner?  

Engage Nova Scotia can help bring you together!

Here’s how:


Sign up to be a guest 

If you are an international student or newcomer family looking to meet new people and experience Thanksgiving with a Nova Scotia family please sign up to be a guest. It is free to participate!  We will ask you to share your location, meal dates that are convenient, and a bit about yourself. 


Sign up to be a host 

If you are a family in Nova Scotia that is eager to welcome an international student or new immigrant family for Thanksgiving dinner please sign up to be a host. We will ask you to share your location, your planned meal date and a bit about yourself.


Get matched

We match you according to your date preference, location and, if possible, family characteristics like the age of your children.



We introduce you to each other via email. Then typically the host contacts the guest to arrange the details.


Share Thanksgiving dinner

Your family and your match get together to share Thanksgiving dinner, swap stories and have a great time together.

Disclaimer: We fully expect everyone to have a wonderful time at this event. By registering as a guest/host for Share Thanksgiving, however, you agree to assume the risks associated with this occasion including, but not limited to, potential developments related to the quality of the meal, conduct of the participants and transportation to and from the event.


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