EPCitizen

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Contest Closes October 19th, 2017



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iiii_bullet  What is Samara's Everyday Political Citizen?


Everyday Political Citizen (EPC) is an annual contest that profiles ordinary people who make Canadian democracy stronger. The Everyday Political Citizen contest celebrates Canada’s advocates, educators, organizers, mobilizers, volunteers and politicos whose work gives life and energy to our democracy.

Every year, Canadians like you are invited to nominate inspiring and hardworking individuals from communities across the country. The nominees are showcased on Samara's blog and social media channels. Then, a jury of prominent Canadians select winners in three age categories: Under 18, 18-29 and 30+.

Since 2013, over 1,000 Canadians have been recognized for working in big or small ways to make their communities better and Canada's democracy stronger.

This year’s jury includes prominent Canadians such as political satirist Rick Mercer, director and writer Buffy Childerhose, Senators André Pratte and Douglas Black, and columnist and activist Desmond Cole, as well as last year’s contest winners. Meet the entire 2017 EPC Jury.

 To read all the latest nominations, check out Samara's blog.


iiii_bullet  Who is an 
Everyday Political Citizen?


Everyday Political Citizens, or EPCitizens, are the unsung heroes of our democracy. They are regular people who volunteer their time to make positive change at the local, regional or national level. An EPCitizen can be anyone living in Canada, regardless of age, background or citizenship status.

Someone like...


hana

Hana
, a young newcomer, who advocates on behalf of her peers at her local school board

 

mark

Mark
, who uses creative tools like videos to educate his community about the political process

 

sanaa

Sanaa
, who mobilizes hundreds of community members around issues they care about

 

To learn more about how to be an EPCitizen, watch this short video:




iiii_bullet  How can I nominate an Everyday Political Citizen?

To nominate an EPCitizen, simply fill out this online form. The deadline to nominate is October 19th, 2017.

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Not sure who to nominate? Get inspired by reading about...



iiii_bullet  Everyday Political Citizens in the Media



Rick Mercer Report (CBC)

December 8, 2016



Your Morning (CTV)
December 9, 2016

 


On the Bright Side (CPAC)
January 30, 2017



For more stories about EPCitizens, check out Samara's News Coverage page.

iiii_bullet  Everyday Political Sponsors and Partners

The 2017 Everyday Political Citizen contest would not be possible without contributions from generous donors and sponsors. We would like to thank lead sponsor Bennett Jones, as well as iPolitics and Twitter for their in-kind support.

We are also pleased to partner with Institut du Nouveau Monde for this year’s contest.

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If you are interested in sponsoring Samara's Everyday Political Citizen or have any questions about the contest, please contact Jenn at [email protected].


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