Frank O’dea

Episode Air Date: Jul 16, 2008

Season 1 - Episode 6

Frank O'Dea's (co-founder, 'Second Cup') rags to riches story of triumph over adversity is one that is unbelievable and truly inspiring. From living on the street and against all odds, O'Dea became one of Canada's most successful and celebrated entrepreneurs, founding numerous businesses, including The Second Cup. In addition to his string of business successes, Frank's achievements in the not-for-profit sector, both in Canada and worldwide, are extraordinary, having co-founded Street Kids International, Canadian Landmine Foundation, and co-chaired the original War Child (Canada). Among his many honors, Frank has received two honorary university degrees and has been invested as an Officer of the Order of Canada. This incredibly moving story of resilience and triumph in the face of adversity is retold in his newly released, best-selling memoir 'When All You have is hope'. He is currently the Chair of the Royal Roads University Foundation and is the CEO of ARXX Green Building Systems.

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