Today, as you celebrate with family and friends and think about all that you are thankful for, take a moment to reflect on how you can give back, and how to keep having important conversations.

One week ago was Canada’s first inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. September 30th marked a day of conversations, listening, learning, reflecting, and grieving.

Whether it is about Truth and Reconciliation, climate change, politics, or a funny run-in you had at your local grocery store, having conversations and sharing stories is fundamental to connecting with our communities, building compassion, and connecting across lines of difference. At the EcoSociety, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was an important reminder to have these conversations every day.

It is time to keep these conversations going, and we would love to hear from you.

How did you spend National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and how are you planning on continuing your listening and learning moving forward? Share your reflections and stories with us by sending an email to

On September 30th, our Indigenous staff received paid time off, and other staff committed to spending their day listening, learning and reflecting. The EcoSociety began the day early, in workshop with each other, learning about the realities that are not just a part of our colonial settler history but are a part of our ongoing present day. Some staff then attended and stood in solidarity at a local event in Castlegar, BC, at the Circle of Indigenous Nations Society’s (COINS) office.

Today on Thanksgiving, many Canadians will be getting together with friends and family and having conversations around the fire, the dinner table, or over video chat. We ask you to keep the conversation going, safely with listening and compassion, with family and friends. 

How did you have these conversations with friends and family as you gave thanks this weekend? Share your reflections and stories with us by sending an email to

Happy Thanksgiving from the EcoSociety Team.