Staff Amar Powar Toronto, ON As the Director of Development, Amar Powar’s role is to continue to build upon the strength of the existing relationships with funders and uncover new partnerships and funding opportunities. Amar also oversees and supports the development department in all fundraising efforts across the organization. Before joining Jack.org, Amar’s professional background was primarily centered in the for-profit human and veterinary healthcare industries in both sales and operations leadership. The common thread throughout his career has been actualizing his life’s purpose to build happier, healthier communities through the pursuit of compassion and the alleviation of suffering. Most recently he was the Country Manager for a veterinary services organization overseeing the strategic operations of 20+ veterinary hospital facilities across Canada. He also has a deep passion for building a more equitable society and he has served as the Chair of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion groups at multiple organizations in his career. Amar has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary. Amar currently lives in downtown Toronto with his loving partner Jack with whom he recently became engaged. You may find Amar sharing his jazz, funk and r&b playlists, as music is his happy place! My mental health revolution is where we have a society where we lift one another up and support one another to overcome our adversities, so that everyone feels they have the support they need, where they feel they belong, they feel loved and they feel valued.