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Century Initiative Announces New Appointment to Board of Directors

May 1, 2024

Toronto, ON (Wednesday May 1, 2024) – Mark Wiseman, Chair of the Board of Directors for Century Initiative, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tareq Hadhad, Founder and CEO of Peace By Chocolate.  

“We are grateful that he has accepted our invitation to join the board,” said Mark Wiseman. "His presence on our team will strengthen our collaborative efforts to propel Century Initiative's vision for a strong and prosperous Canada forward.”

Tareq is renowned for his entrepreneurial journey on Canada's East coast. Since immigrating to Canada as a Syrian refugee in 2015, he has revitalized his family's chocolate-making business, creating jobs for Nova Scotian locals and refugees across the country. Recipient of numerous accolades including EY Entrepreneur of The Year 2021 and RBC’s top ImmigrantAward, Tareq's story embodies resilience and success. A sought-after speaker, Tareq has shared his inspiring narrative at global events and forums, advocating for peace, entrepreneurship, and the contributions of newcomers. Tareq was recently named among Atlantic Business Magazine’s 30 under 30 Innovators. A feature film, Peace by Chocolate, based on the Hadhad family story premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and launched in Cineplex theaters across Canada in the spring of 2022. The film won several film festivals awards and accolades.