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Happening Now Friday, July 21, 2017

#SamaraReads: Our Ten Summer Picks

With summer getting into full swing, it’s easy to push Canadian politics to the back of your mind. That's why we’re introducing #SamaraReads: ten books selected by our staff to provoke conversation about politics and democracy!
Everyday Political CitizenWednesday, July 12, 2017

Young Leaders Connect at EPC: IRL

Earlier this year, Samara hosted the 2017 EPC: IRL forum in Toronto and Edmonton, convening young advocates, mobilizers and politicos to learn from one another and collaborate on tools for deeper and more meaningful civic engagement.Read more
Happening NowFriday, June 30, 2017

Make democracy part of Canada Day

Our physical infrastructure may bring us together, but it’s our democratic infrastructure that binds us together.Read more
ParticipationWednesday, June 28, 2017

Thinking Outside the Ballot Box

In early June, Samara convened thought leaders, frontline organizers, senior public servants and elected leaders for Thinking Outside the Ballot Box, a community forum exploring how to foster active citizenship and support democratic inclusion for Canadian newcomers.Read more
Happening NowMonday, June 26, 2017

Working with Samara

With the arrival of summer, Samara is excited to announce the arrival of new staff and board members. And we're on the lookout for more new faces, including a Social Media Coordinator and Writer and an EPC Program Coordinator. Apply today!Read more
Happening NowWednesday, June 21, 2017

Samara in Santiago, Chile

Samara was recently invited by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to speak at a regional consultation in Santiago, Chile. Our Executive Director reports back on her experience and observations as one of ten speakers from across the Americas!Read more

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How'd You Get That Job?Monday, June 12, 2017

The Honourable Andrew Scheer

Three years ago, we had the chance to sit down with newly elected leader of the Conservative Party (then Speaker of the House) Andrew Scheer to talk to him about his inspiration to get involved in politics, what it's like to be the Speaker and what he didn't let stand in his way.Read more
ParticipationWednesday, June 07, 2017

Vote PopUp: Every Voice Matters

Every vote counts and every voice matters. That's why, during the BC election, community groups like South Vancouver Neighbourhood House partnered with Samara Canada and Elections BC to run Vote PopUps across the Metro Vancouver area. Read their stories here!Read more
Happening NowTuesday, June 06, 2017

R.I.P. Avie Bennett

We at Samara Canada were very sad to learn of the passing of Avie Bennett this weekend. Avie was a good friend and long-time supporter of Samara.Read more
Happening NowFriday, June 02, 2017

Watch Samara's Walrus Talk!

As part of a national tour focusing on the future of our country, this past March, Jane Hilderman delivered a Walrus Talk on building Canada's democratic infrastructure at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg. Watch her speech now!Read more
ParticipationSaturday, May 27, 2017

The New Canadian Normal

What was once considered a fringe idea for how to select party leaders is now the new Canadian normal. Today, on the day the Conservative Party unveils its new leader, guest blogger Harout Manougian tells the story of how this came to pass.Read more
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