TEDxYouth talk on The Power of Social Enterprise by JRoss' Eric Wood

We are so proud to share this TEDxYouth talk on The Power of Social Enterprise. Our Toronto based Recruiter, Chef Eric Wood talks about a switch in perspective in using the social enterprise model in his restaurants. He believes passionately that employment and opportunity can change and transform people’s lives. He is a true leader in Toronto’s culinary scene and a keen social and professional connector.

Chef Eric brings community and social enterprise to the food industry. His restaurant Hawthorne Food & Drink features a 3-month skills training program to build up careers, while FABARNAK provides a safe work space for youths. Eric is also involved in several regional and national social enterprises, including as the director or the Ontario Restaurant, Hotel, and Motel Associations Board.


Watch Eric's talk here.