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One peace won't hurt: Building a cause through entrepreneurship and community

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM


With customers from across Canada and throughout the United States, Peace By Chocolate is the result of people and passions coming together to advocate for a cause - peace.

From owning a successful Middle Eastern chocolate factory in Syria to losing everything to war and conflict, Tareq Hadhad, founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate, shares the backstory of his father’s love of chocolate and all that was lost when the family fled to Lebanon. When the family lands in Canada, they have only themselves to build on.

With the support of their community in Antigonish, N.S., Isam Hadhad and his son Tareq began making chocolate in their tiny kitchen. An entrepreneurial spirit brought them to their local farmers market and customers were soon flocking to their small table to purchase their delicious treats.

Hadhad will delve into the challenges that come with rapid growth, in expanding to new markets and gaining national distribution while staying true to the peace-based cause that started it all.

Learn more about Tareq and watch the award-winning Peace by Chocolate feature film, based on the Hadhad family's story.

Visit OVMA's Virtual CE Lecture Series web page to register for this webinar.



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