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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
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
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

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Happening NowFriday, 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!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
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
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
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