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Happening Now Wednesday, 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.
Happening NowWednesday, August 11, 2021

A New Public Affairs Director

We are thrilled to welcome Abra Rissi as our new Public Affairs Director. Abra has a decade of public experience and has promoted active citizenship and inclusive democracy throughout her career. 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 our Next E.D.

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
Happening NowWednesday, February 03, 2021

Confronting Online Harm

Join us on February 11th for a critical and timely discussion about how online harm impacts Canadian politics, featuring MPs Charlie Angus, Iqra Khalid, and Bob Zimmer.Read more
LeadershipThursday, January 28, 2021

New Report: Locally Grown

Today, we bring you the results of the first Canadian Municipal Barometer survey in "Locally Grown: A survey of municipal politicians in Canada."Read more
Happening NowThursday, January 07, 2021

Three Updates Heading into 2021

At the Samara Centre, the new year brings renewed commitment, energy, and leadership. We are excited to announce that we will soon be launching a search for our next Executive Director, and invite you to help us spread the word!Read more
Happening NowTuesday, December 22, 2020

Samara's Highlights from 2020

As governments around the world struggled to contain the pandemic, 2020 was the year that democracies learned to work from home. Here’s how we fought for democracy in a year unlike any other.Read more
LeadershipWednesday, December 16, 2020

Advice for Debates Commission

Late last year, the Samara Centre for Democracy was asked to provide advice to the Leaders’ Debates Commission following the first election in which it was active. We share those reflections and recommendations here.Read more
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