Blog - The Samara Centre for Democracy


Happening Now Thursday, October 20, 2022

The Samara Centre Speaks at PROC

The Samara Centre for Democracy appeared before the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) to share recommendations on virtual hybrid proceedings provisions in Parliament.
Friday, October 14, 2022

In Defense of Democracy 2022

The Samara Centre for Democracy celebrated our 15th anniversary by welcoming former Mayor of Calgary Naheed Nenshi for the In Defence of Democracy public lecture. Read more
Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Five Good Ideas

Our Executive Director, Sabreena Delhon, participated in Maytree's Five Good Ideas series. She shared her five good ideas for how non-profits can evolve their impact in this period of transformation.Read more
Monday, August 22, 2022

2021 Federal Election Snapshot

In the SAMbot 2021 Federal Election Snapshot, we present an overview of the toxic sentiment received by 298 public Twitter accounts monitored over the 36 day election period (August 15, 2021 at 12:00 a.m. ET to September 20, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. ET). Read more
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Pandemic school closures

This article was originally published in Policy Options, titled "Democratic life and the generational implications of pandemic school closures." Learning loss not only damages achievement, prosperity and well-being for students; it also compromises civic learning and future engagement. Read more
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Digital democracy detox

This article was originally published in Policy Options, titled: "It’s time for a digital democracy detox." We need a fresh start to engage voters amid rampant online toxicity, and political parties need to hold those in their direct circles to account. Read more
Happening NowWednesday, August 18, 2021

Tracking #elxn44 toxic tweets

The Samara Centre and Areto Labs have partnered to deploy the Samara Areto Monitorbot (known as SAMbot or SAM), which will use AI to track toxic tweets received by incumbent candidates and political party leaders on the digital campaign trail.Read more
Happening NowThursday, July 08, 2021

A Consequential Moment

In the times ahead, our country will be required to make decisions of enormous and lasting consequence. The Samara Centre has an opportunity to influence the important debates that will help determine Canada’s democratic future. Read more
Happening NowThursday, April 29, 2021

Introducing Sabreena Delhon

As Canadians prepare for historic debates about how to build an inclusive, sustainable, and equitable recovery, we are thrilled to announce that Sabreena Delhon will lead the Samara Centre into an exciting new era for research and civic engagement!Read more
Happening NowTuesday, April 20, 2021

Digital Opps and Job Opps

The Samara Centre is pleased to present Digital Opportunities, a public leader's guide to improving digital engagement during the pandemic and beyond. We're also hiring a Research Director and Project Manager.Read more
ParticipationThursday, February 18, 2021

Watch our discussion on online harm

Last week, the Samara Centre welcomed MPs Charlie Angus, Iqra Khalid, and Bob Zimmer for an urgent discussion on the impacts of online harm in Canadian politics. Stream the entire event on YouTube and Facebook.Read more
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