Happy Thanksgiving

A day to remember to give thanks

A day to remember all that we are thankful for

A day to remember that we can all give back when our hearts filled with things to be thankful for

A day to remind ourselves that we should give thanks every day of the year

I acknowledge the indigenous land in which I represent as your next city councillor. As well, I acknowledge the Thanksgiving meals that derived from indigenous cultures.

It is important to reflect on the history of Thanksgiving as well as the culture in which we propitiated as a result of this holiday.

Thanksgiving for me is a time to remember to give back. The autumn season prepares us to harvest what we can and prepare for the winter season. During this time of the year, we need to look out for one another, our friends, our loved ones, our neighbours, as we all may face barriers during the cold months.

Thanksgiving is a time to give back. Toronto Centre has services such as food banks, shelters, meal drop-in programs, etc. that is in need of additional community help and support. Our ward has many services that are in need of expertise in all avenues to help continue to grow and prosper.

We all can take part by knowing our community, the services in which is in our area, what is offered and what is needed. Educating ourselves with the services in our community, we can inform others of what is provided, we can utilize our skills to help improve the services, and we can network with other services and people to help promote/ improve the services.

Giving back to our community is important. In order for our community to thrive, we must also educate ourselves. Contact votegladys@gmail.com if you are interested in finding ways to give back to our city. Team Gladys Larbie is currently compiling a master list of services in our ward and needs your help. Please contact votegladys@gmail.com to add your organization or services to the list. We will compile the list online and will continue to add often.

Let’s give thanks every day.