The Samara Centre for Democracy

SAMbot 2021 Federal Snapshot

SAMbot 2021: Federal Election Snapshot

We deployed SAMbot during the 2021 Federal Election to help us gain critical insight into online political conversations. 

Detoxing Democracy

Detoxing Democracy: Addressing Toxicity in Online Political Conversations

Join our webinar to hear from experts in law, human rights and journalism, to learn about how we can mitigate online toxicity to create safer spaces for democratic participation. 

Policy Options Article

Democratic life and the generational implications of pandemic school closures

Read Sabreena Delhon and Vijai Kumar's piece in Policy Options. Learning loss not only damages achievement, prosperity and well-being for students; it also compromises civic learning and future engagement.



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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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Democracy Monitor




Democracy Monitor: 
As political leaders and institutions around the world continue to adapt to the coronavirus pandemic, our latest research series explores the state of democracy in a state of emergency.







Real House Lives: 
Our latest book uses the stories and experiences of former Members of Parliament to put forward a vision of democratic representation that is independent, thoughtful, engaged, and empowered.




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Real House Lives: 
Our latest book uses the stories and experiences of former Members of Parliament to put forward a vision of democratic representation that is independent, thoughtful, engaged, and empowered.




Elizabeth Dowdeswell




"The Samara Centre has an impressive track record of strengthening public knowledge about governance while fostering citizen engagement. Samara's community of experts can help us envision a better future in which our cherished democracy can flourish as never before." — The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario