The Samara Centre for Democracy

We're Hiring

Announcement: We're Hiring

We're seeking a Research and Policy Director and a Project Manager to join our growing team in the coming months!

Digital Opportunities

Resource: Digital Opportunities

A guide to using digital tools for constructive, two-way conversations during the pandemic and beyond.

Locally Grown

Report: Locally Grown

Based on a survey of mayors and councillors from across Canada, this report sheds light on their paths to politics and lives as municipal politicians.

Confronting Online Harm

Event: Confronting Online Harm

A panel of MPs and researchers discuss how to protect Canadian democracy in the age of social media.

Resources for Elected Leaders

Resources for Elected Leaders

A selection of non-partisan resources that can assist elected representatives in defining their role and priorities.



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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.




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