"Syrian chocolatier Tareq Hadhad greets children at the door of Peace By Chocolate's factory in Antigonish, N.S. on September 9, 2017." (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese.)
Successful Nova Scotia entrepreneur & one-time refugee Tareq Hadhad has recently announced his commitment to hiring & mentoring other refugees and newcomers to Canada. Having originally come to Canada in 2016 from Syria, chocolatier Hadhad and his family built their new business, Peace by Chocolate, from the ground up in their new home in Nova Scotia. As the article linked above mentions, Hadhad now "aims to give back to the country that welcomed his family when so many nations were closing their borders to the Syrian plight."
Hospitality, generosity, and inclusivity are among Canada's many strengths, and that's just as true here in Niagara as it is in Nova Scotia. In our Mentorship Program here at NWPB, we've seen many Canadian-born professionals who've signed on as mentors in order to extend the hand of friendship to the newcomers in their communities, and we've also seen many highly skilled newcomers find success in their job search, establish themselves in Niagara, and commit to becoming mentors to other newcomers in order to share their success and give back to their community. We'd love to see more amazing stories of success and kindness, just like this one, here in Niagara. Want to learn how you can contribute to making it happen? Our Mentorship Manager, Josie Faccini, would love to start you on your mentorship journey. Get in touch with Josie today via email, or by calling 905.641.0801 ext. 126.