Canada Thanksgiving

Six Tips to Get Out There and Enjoy Those Work Social Events

Hannah Jack | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada Living
Hannah Jack

Listen, the only thing people hate more than a work party is a fucking negative Nancy at a work party. Smile, you little bitch! People like happy people. So be happy, be present, swallow your desire to stab yourself in the eye with a canapé toothpick! It will all be over soon and you can be watching Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in footie pyjamas!

Top Reasons You Need to Put Your Smartphone Down Right Now

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Our phones have become our lifelines, our mode of socializing, our way of staying connected. But in fact, by using this "appliance" to stay connected, I would say we are in fact losing all of our connections. There is something to be said for distraction free living. It is no wonder that stress levels in our society are at an all-time high and use of anti-depressants have peaked.

9-Year-Old Gives Away His Thanksgiving Dinner

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada Impact

A Nova Scotia boy is happy to have homemade pizza instead of turkey this Thanksgiving, because his holiday dinner is going to those in need. Nine-...

What Thanksgiving Looked Like To HuffPost Canada Readers

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.14.2014 | Canada Living

Happy Thanksgiving dear readers! Earlier this weekend we asked you to share photos of your Thanksgiving spread. Judging from your photos many of you a...

Why More Vacation Will Help Your Career

Carolyn Lawrence | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Travel
Carolyn Lawrence

Let's give thanks to ourselves for all our hard work and tired bones; let's take a deep breath, relax our shoulders from up beside our ears; sign up to have someone take care of us for a change, and book ourselves a vacation. Exhale. Feels good doesn't it?

This Thanksgiving I Count My Blessings

Shannon Skinner | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Then, I started my gratitude rowing. Now going to the gym is something I look forward to rather than dread. Furthermore, as I progress in my new good habit, I see a universal truth: the more I am grateful, the more I have to be grateful for. This Thanksgiving, here are some of the many things I am grateful for:

The Whys and Ways of Gratitude

Eileen Chadnick | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living
Eileen Chadnick

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, I thank you for being part of my community just by virtue of reading this post (and for those who are part of my life in other ways). And let's all spread more of the gift of gratitude -- to that end, here are a few more whys and ways to express gratitude.

8 Thanksgiving Turkey Leftover Recipes

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 10.13.2014 | Canada Living

Happy Thanksgiving! After sitting down for your favourite festive fall meal, you may find yourself overwhelmed by a large amount of turkey leftove...

A Thanksgiving Soundtrack For Your Turkey Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Music

It's Thanksgiving weekend, which means a whole lot of lazing and eating and lazing again. While we can't feed you, we have at least assist in your ...

Sticky Situation: What Do I Bring a Thanksgiving Host?

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

For this upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, my sister and I will be meeting a long lost aunt. What do you suggest that we bring as a host(ess) gift for this unknown cousin who is opening up his home to us? Preferably something not too bulky to carry, I hope. Or, would it be appropriate to buy something at destination?

Why Killing Bees Means Less Food on Your Table

Mike Schreiner | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

Unfortunately, Premier Wynne prefers to talk about the problem rather than take action to solve it. Her response to the crisis: throw some money at beekeepers (certainly welcome given their economic losses) and form a task force on bee health that continues to drag its feet on taking action.

For 375,000 Ontarians, Thanksgiving Dinner Isn't a Reality

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

It must be fall, bringing with it Thanksgiving. This October, however, more than 16,000 families in Ontario will have no other choice but to visit a food bank for the first time in their entire lives. And while the idea of turkey dinner with all the trimmings certainly sounds delicious, for over 375,000 adults and children, it is simply not the reality of the season.

How To Give Thanks If You're Under 30

Neil Seeman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada
Neil Seeman

Contrary to media myth, today's younger generation is not disaffected or lost. They are less Sartre and more like Plato: giving back is suddenly cool ...

Try These Unique and Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes

Rose Reisman | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

For a satisfying but less indulgent Thanksgiving dinner, start with an arugula and sweet potato salad with a maple dressing followed by a light and mild salmon trout, a harvest quinoa salad and a finale of outstanding mini pumpkin cheesecakes.

Four Bits of Personal Finance News Canadians Can Be Thankful For

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Business
Jeffrey Schwartz

There are some serious concerns about household debt in Canada. But as families put the final touches on their Thanksgiving plans, I thought it would a great time to point out some things that are good about personal finances in Canada. Here are four bits of personal finance news we should be thankful for.

Helping Kids Understand the Gift of Food This Thanksgiving

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

When it comes to Thanksgiving, there's no question that my kids are grateful for the festive food on the table -- an exciting change from our usual meals at home. But like many Canadian children, they have no sense of what it means to be hungry for more than an hour or so.

Carve Out Time to Talk Money With Your Kids This Thanksgiving

Melissa Jarman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Canada Business
Melissa Jarman

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many students and parents are about to have their first holiday meal together since post-secondary school began about six weeks ago. For students, it has been a crash course in time and money management, and one thing is almost certain: there's never enough of either. This Thanksgiving, parents and students should carve out some time to talk finances and revisit the budget to determine if spending is on track.

Five Things You Might Not Know About American Thanksgiving

Ward Anderson | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

Turkey Day is upon us, and millions of Americans will be getting together with family and friends for food, football, and fun. Lots of food, actually. The average American will ingest an estimated 4,500 calories on that one day. Here are more facts about (American) Thanksgiving. Or as we call it in Canada: Thursday.

How Does One Celebrate Thanksgivukkah Anyway?

CP | Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel.That's what students at suburban Detroit's Hillel...

Giving Thanks for the Lives of Our Animal and Human Friends

M. Michelle Nadon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
M. Michelle Nadon

Three weeks ago, a small miracle took place in Hay River, Northwest Territories: Loki, a semi-feral northern Canadian dog was brought into safety just short of the September 30 deadline to get him "off the streets" (i.e., shoot him). As we celebrate this particular Thanksgiving, I am deeply grateful to all who went to such lengths to save his precious life.

Giving Thanks for Edelman's Little Give

Caroline Mulroney Lapham | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Caroline Mulroney Lapham

This summer I received an amazing email. Earlene Tang, Account Director for Edelman, a global PR firm, wrote me to ask if the Shoebox Project for Shelters would be interested in being one of their partners in its corporate social responsibility program called the "Little Give."

This Year, I'm Giving Thanks for My Union

Jerry Dias | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

This year I'm thankful for things like a good home and a family to share it with, and the ability to provide for that family and to help our children pursue the opportunities in their lives. I'm also thankful for having been a member of a union which made all that possible. But for this year, too many families are struggling in low-paying and precarious jobs that make it difficult -- if not impossible -- to provide a decent standard of living for their loved ones.

More than a Food Bank

Ontario Association of Food Banks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Ontario Association of Food Banks

Food banks started in Canada many years ago as what is often described as a "band-aid solution" to the growing issue of hunger. Food banks were supposed to be temporary, local groups that fed the poor, while the government developed the official resolution to this societal problem. Unfortunately, this resolution was never found, and food banks are now a staple in each corner of Canada. Believe me when I say that food banks do not want to be in business. As a provincial association, a large part of our focus is on advocating on behalf of food banks and the clients that we serve. There is a reason that people are hungry, and it is not because of a lack of food in this country.

Everything I'm Thankful For This Year

Jane Blaufus | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

As I plan the menu for Sunday's meal and gaze out the window at the leaves turning their brilliant red, orange and yellow colours I cannot help but think how lucky I am for the life I live and it turned my thoughts to what I am thankful for.

LOOK: Reasons We Celebrated Thanksgiving In The Past

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada

Sometimes the government of Canada does beautiful and majestic things, like keeping a record of all the official reasons we've celebrated Thanksgiving...