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Participation Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Millennials talk politics

“Can You Hear Me Now?” asked Canadians the methods they used to discuss politics, and how they shared their voting experience. The results show that despite advice to never discuss politics in polite company, young Canadians discuss politics with friends, family and colleagues.
Happening NowFriday, December 02, 2016

The electoral reform file

Yesterday, the Special Committee on Electoral Reform (ERRE) released their report on electoral reform, called Strengthening Democracy in Canada. Read more
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

How the Shortlist was Formed

With the announcement of this year's EPC shortlist, we trace through the steps that led to the selection of 19 remarkable individuals, hailing from across the country.Read more
Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Is anyone getting work done today?

Setting aside the surprise and emotions, those of us at Samara are all firmly reminded how much politics profoundly impacts our lives every day. Read more
Thursday, November 03, 2016

6 Ways to Get out the Vote!

With days to go before the American election, campaign strategists from both political parties are considering the question: how can they get out the vote? Read more
Happening NowFriday, October 21, 2016

Can You Hear Me Now?

In the weeks after the October 19th, 2015 general election, Samara Canada surveyed Canadians about how they experienced the recent electoral campaign. The survey responses were analyzed by age–18 to 29; 30 to 55; 56 and older–and debunk the myth of apathetic youth.Read more


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ParticipationWednesday, October 05, 2016

Myths about First Nations youth

In this guest blog, university researcher Theo Nazary calls into question the long-held myth that First Nations youth are apathetic and disengaged from politics.Read more
Happening NowThursday, September 01, 2016

Samara Appears Before Committee

On August 31st, Samara Executive Director Jane Hilderman appeared as a witness before the Special Committee on Electoral Reform in Ottawa. Read her remarks here.Read more
ParticipationTuesday, August 30, 2016

Launching the EPCitizen project

Samara is excited to be launching our fourth annual Everyday Political Citizen project today! Each year, Canadians from across the country submit nominations on behalf of out the ordinary citizens working in big and small ways to make their communities better, and our democracy stronger. Read more
ParticipationThursday, July 21, 2016

Teaching Democracy with Playdough

For the last year, with the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, North York Community House and Samara have undertaken a major initiative to strengthen democratic engagement by training almost 50 staff members and engaging over 600 community members in one of the most diverse regions in Canada.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, July 05, 2016

Congratulations, Ms. Bassett

All of us at Samara would like to extend our sincere congratulations to Samara Advisory Board Member Isabel Bassett, who was recently appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada!Read more
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