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Participation Thursday, February 01, 2018

Learning to Code for Democracy

Guest blogger Robert Furtado explores how improving Canadians’ digital literacy, especially in coding and digital media, could help democratize knowledge and skills that are currently reserved to a small elite.
Happening NowThursday, January 25, 2018

The Future of Leaders’ Debates

Earlier this month, the Government of Canada opened online consultations on the issue of leadership debates in elections—namely, should they be organized differently and, if so, how? Here's what you need to know to participate in the process.Read more
Happening NowThursday, December 21, 2017

An interactive look at our year

Through action-oriented research and transformative educational programming, Samara marked 150 years of Confederation by working to build a better politics for all Canadians. Our work brought forward new research and insights, inspired active citizenship and redefined political leadership.Read more
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Now they know you're listening

When we sat down to write “No One is Listening,” Samara’s latest research report on incivility in the House of Commons, we could not have predicted the overwhelming response from MPs, Canadians and the media.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, December 12, 2017

Samara Speaks at IPU Conference

On November 18th, Samara participated in the fourth annual Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Ottawa. Samara’s Research Director spoke on a panel about youth political inclusion.Read more
Everyday Political CitizenFriday, December 08, 2017

2017 EPC Winners Announced!

The results of the 2017 Everyday Political Citizen contest are in... and they're unprecedented. For the first time in EPC history, five EPCitizens have won the contest! We profile each winner on our blog.Read more

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Happening NowThursday, November 30, 2017

Samara attends Can-UK Colloquium

Two weeks ago, Samara traveled to London, England to participate in the Canada-UK Colloquium, an annual event established to create a regular learning exchange between two countries. Jane shares some of the observations and themes that most struck her from the discussions.Read more
Happening NowFriday, November 24, 2017

Samara Appears Before PROC

On November 23rd, Samara's Executive Director appeared before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) to speak on the creation of an Independent Commissioner responsible for leaders’ debates. Read her full remarks.Read more
LeadershipThursday, November 23, 2017

Q&A with Mackenzie Grisdale

We caught up with Mackenzie to find out more about what inspired her to develop the first ever survey on heckling in the House of Commons back in 2011.Read more
Everyday Political CitizenThursday, November 16, 2017

EPC: Marcia Dennis

As a resident of a Neighbourhood Improvement Area (NIA), Marcia has been able encourage other residents of low income backgrounds to increase their community and civic engagement in the community. Read more
Everyday Political CitizenWednesday, November 15, 2017

EPC: Patricia Santos

Through her English teacher in the LINC classes at North York Community House, she has come to learn that her voice matters. She grasped onto this idea and learned more about her rights – including starting a petition.Read more
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