The Samara Centre for Democracy

Field Guide to Online Political Conversations

The Samara Centre's Field Guide to Online Political Conversations

This research details how citizens can change the nature of online political conversations.

What to Expect Podcast

The What To Expect When You're Electing Podcast

Don't miss a beat with our What To Expect podcast, now live on all major listening platforms.

What to Expect When You're Electing

What to Expect When You're Electing

A series of short explainers designed to help you navigate Canada's federal election.

You Have Our Attention

You Have Our Attention

Drawing comparisons to older generations, this report offers a snapshot of youth political engagement in the lead-up to the 2019 federal election.

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The Samara Centre for Democracy is a non-partisan charity dedicated to strengthening Canada’s democracy. The Samara Centre produces innovative, action-oriented research that illuminates the evidence and reforms needed to make Canadian politics more accessible, responsive, and inclusive. Through original engagement programming, we provide active citizens and public leaders with tools and resources designed to engage Canadians in their democracy.

Stronger Democracy Platform

This election, we put forward nine actions to strengthen Canadian democracy. Read our Stronger Democracy Platform to learn more.


Compared to the last federal election, political parties struggled to find candidates and held far fewer nomination contests. For more, read our latest op-ed.


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