Samara Democracy Reports

Samara Democracy Reports

Samara Democracy Reports

Samara’s Democracy Reports are a series designed to shine a light on Canada’s democratic system and increase Canadians’ understanding of politics. These reports investigate commonly held assumptions, provoke questions and elevate discussion on the health of political and democratic participation in Canada.

Previous Democracy Reports are available at

These reports will culminate in the Samara Index, which focuses on the relationship between citizens and the political process that governs Canadians.

About Samara

Samara is a charitable organization dedicated to improving political participation in Canada. Through research and educational programs, Samara reconnects citizens to politics.

To advance our goals, Samara initiates research, writes reports, runs seminars for journalists, conducts media interviews, speaks at conferences and produces curriculum materials for schools and universities.

  • Text and images copyright © Samara 2013
  • Publisher: Samara
  • Data collection: Dr. André Turcotte of Feedback Research
  • Academic Advisors: Samara’s Academic Advisory Team
  • Data analysis: Laura Anthony
  • Writers: Kendall Anderson, Jane Hilderman and Alison Loat
  • Designer: Emma Jenkin
  • Editor: Adrienne Phillips
  • Funders: Samara is an independent charitable organization funded by lead contributions from the MacMillan Family Foundation, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Aurea Foundation and Bennett Jones, as well as many other individuals and foundations whose names can be found here: We would like to thank all the individuals and groups who have contributed to the success of Samara’s research and education efforts. If you’re interested in supporting Samara’s work, please visit or contact us at (416) 960-7926.