Remembering and giving

Remembering and giving

< Back to Articles | Topics: Chair's Message | Contributors: Faten Alshazly (Principal & Chief Creative Officer, WeUsThem) | Published: November 1, 2022

Throughout the year, we have days that we observe recognizing a variety of worthy causes and initiatives. The month of November is no different. This month, we all need to collectively observe Remembrance Day. We need to remember those heroes that made the tough choice to do what most of us could never fathom doing. It is important for us to recognize the gravity of that choice and understand what their sacrifice has meant.

We have some great activities happening all over the city in honour of Remembrance Day. You can find the full list of activities, learn more about the significance of the Poppy Campaign, and donate to the Poppy Fund at

Speaking of donations, the month of November holds another meaningful and selfless day. #GivingTuesday is a national movement dedicated to giving back and falls on Tuesday, November 29. If you would like to get a head start, donate to the Poppy Fund! Should you like to support another worthy cause, know that the Halifax Chamber represents more than 200 not-for-profits in the Halifax region all working towards bettering our community. Peruse our membership directory at to learn more and connect with them.

As we also approach the holiday season — a season I have always associated with laughter, being merry, and celebration — please consider supporting the various organizations that are working tirelessly to bring joy to one and all. There are too many of them to list in this message, but pick your organization of choice and do what you can to help us come together and close off a stressful chapter in all our collective lives.

As we sign off for the year here at the Chamber, I want to thank all of you: our members, partners, sponsors, all levels of government, friends, and community members for your support. Our success in supporting you and bringing your voice to policy makers would not be possible without your support. We are grateful for your trust in our work and what we do to collectively shape the future of our fair city with various levels of government and the partners we have worked with along the way.

To my fellow board members and all our volunteers: it is your collective work that has supported our team at the Chamber in pulling off our successes, especially after coming out of a tough two years of not being able to meet in person.

Finally, to the Chamber staff and team, without your tireless efforts, we would not be as successful as we have been. This year has seen you tirelessly hosting events; meeting with partners, stakeholders, and governments; and putting forward policies and ideas that have drastically helped our recovery here in Halifax and Nova Scotia.

To everyone: please have a safe and Happy Holiday Season. Here’s to an even brighter 2023!

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