AR Strategy specializes in diversity & inclusion policy, fund development & advancement strategy, including persuasion campaign planning and management. We help organizations advance their ideas, revenue and diversity goals through policy, practice and storytelling.
We are headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and recognize the unceded traditional lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.
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Amy Robichaud, Principal – AR Strategy
Strategy, Storytelling, Fund Development, Implicit Bias Training
Amy loves what she does and sort of does it all the time. She serves every client using her extensive background in fund development, non-profit leadership and management, and diversity and inclusion.
Amy is the former Director of Partnership & Engagement for Minerva BC, the cofounder of FundHer.ca – a cross-partisan fundraising solution for women political candidates in the 2011 Ontario provincial election, and the 2009 winner of the CBC’s Canada’s Next Great Prime Minister. She has appeared on CBC, CPAC, and German broadcaster ZDF and spoken to groups such as the Canada School of Public Service and Elections Canada about women in politics, implicit bias, and civic engagement.
Amy and her husband have lived all over Canada but happily call Vancouver home. Her passion for practical ways to harness the diversity dividend, create economic inclusion, opportunity and prosperity for all inform everything she does. She is currently working on a proprietary auditing framework to apply a maturity model to the hard and soft policies that govern inclusive behaviour within organizations.
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Kit Sauder – Partnerships, Campaigns, D&I Strategy
Kit Sauder brings hands on partnership, persuasion campaign, and inclusive leadership experience to the team at AR Strategy. His breadth of experience in multiple sectors helps AR Strategy clients access new networks and insights.
He has previously worked as a government affairs specialist at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, as a principal in a reconciliation focused capital management firm, and served the Province of British Columbia as a senior political staffer between 2013 and 2017.
His areas of interest include policy, governance, technology, and sustainable resource development. Having studied in British Columbia and Beijing, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy. He makes his home in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Lore Bewer – Research, Contracts, Business Management
Lore Bewer brings over 30 years of business management, research, and contract negotiation experience to bear for AR Strategy clients. With a heart-centred approach to her work and life, Lore is the technical backbone of AR Strategy’s advancement and storytelling work.
When she isn’t prospect mining for clients or reviewing policies and partnership contracts, you can find Lore volunteering in her community – where she brings her leadership skills and attention to detail to bear for local causes that directly impact her neighbours.
She is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Qualicum Bay Horne Lake Waterworks and a Director with the Bowser Senior Housing Society. Lore calls a little corner of paradise in Qualicum Beach, on Vancouver Island, home.