About The Neighbourhood Group of Companies
The Neighbourhood Group of Companies was founded by Bob Desautels. It operates four restaurants (The Wooly Pub, Borealis Grille & Bar Guelph, Borealis Grille & Bar Kitchener, Mijidaa Cafe + Bistro), all with an unwavering dedication to sustainable operations and environmental initiatives. Their overall goal is to become the national leader in the restaurant industry in the promotion of local, natural foods and beverages, sustainable practices, community engagement and financial growth. This goal is achieved through like-minded staff by engineering a professional and upbeat group culture that respects and develops passionate team members while promoting life balance and personal growth.
The company's main external activities include raising money for river restoration, sponsoring music series at two Performing Arts Centres and multiple local charitable initiatives with a focus on kids well-being. The company is the largest B Corp certified restaurant group in the world.
Joseph Campbell once said "Follow your bliss". We feel that what B Corps represent aligns with our utopian ideals for business - this includes buying within your region, supporting the farming community, social initiatives, sustainability and being the change. Ultimately, it allows our employees to work for a company that is making a difference alongside a community of enlightened companies.