Jennifer Arp joins Aurora Strategy Group

Former Vice-Chair of the Toronto District School Board and Public School Trustee for Eglinton-Lawrence

TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marcel Wieder, President and Chief Advocate at Aurora Strategy Group is pleased to announce the addition of Jennifer Arp to the team. “We are excited to welcome Jennifer to the team. She has extensive experience at all levels of government that will benefit Aurora clients,” said Wieder. "She will provide Aurora with additional depth with her and contacts.”

“Joining Aurora will allow me to put my extensive knowledge of government and stakeholder relations to work,” said Arp. “This is a great opportunity to develop a practice that helps organizations deliver their message.”

Arp brings years of grassroots political experience at all levels to the Aurora team. She has extensive experience working with community organizations and various stakeholders. 

At the TDSB she was Chair of the Equity Policy Advisory Committee and had leadership roles involving student success, governance and audit. As Vice-Chair she was a public advocate for the board and helped communicate board's positions and policies. As a trustee she advocated for and helped architect a new governance structure and strategic plan, which led to improved transparency and public accountability.

Arp also has a wide range of government experience at the Federal and Provincial level including managing community relations for a Federal Cabinet Minister and multiple positions at Queen's Park including MPP Liaison and Special Advisor to the Minister of Government Services. Prior to being elected to the TDSB Arp ran a successful small business for a number of years.

A member of Governing Council at Fairlawn Avenue United Church, Arp chairs the Ministry and Personnel Committee, she is a member of Equal Voice, a non-partisan organization working towards gender parity in Canadian politics, and has also been a Director on the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and the Ontario Public School Boards Association.

Aurora Strategy Group is a public affairs, government and public relations firm based in Toronto.

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Jennifer Arp