Your mental health and the power of resiliency

Presented by Tereq Hadhad


Your audience will join Tareq on an emotional journey from Syria to Canada with heartbreaking and perspective shaping stops along the way.

From sunny days in Syria where the scent of roses filled the air to the beginning of conflict and war. Tareq’s plan was to pursue medicine, not to run a business from a small town in Nova Scotia.

Listen as Tareq shares the fear and confusion that came when violence and danger begin to slowly surround his family and the effect on their mental health. Understand what it is really like to spend days hiding in your basement, praying for safety and food and medicine.

Learn how a family made the decision to leave everything behind in search of safety outside of their homeland only to find more uncertainty and desperation as refugees in Lebanon.

Witness the life changing impact of being granted a family ticket to Canada and watch as that country’s Prime Minister singles out the Hadhad family and their community for its perseverance and kindness.

The Hadhads have used their journey to build strategies and leadership skills in their business. With a fresh outlook on life, they blended the experiences of the past in Syria for their new business in Canada.

Peace by Chocolate story is an emotional rollercoaster for any audience. Understanding the power of resiliency and these lived experiences leaves individuals feeling inspired and resolved to make their own impact in the workplace, their home life and on the world.

Building strategies and improving mental health

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Alberta Division will host our virtual workplace mental health conference on March 8 & 9, 2022. Working Stronger: Building Strategies – Improving Mental Health is designed to help Alberta’s employers create and maintain mentally healthy workplaces. The Working Stronger Conference makes mental health matter by presenting tools, strategies, resources and supports.

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