2017 EPC Nominee: Anna Kopec

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Everyday Political Citizen Wednesday, October 18, 2017 View Count = 1166

2017 EPC Nominee: Anna Kopec

Anna Kopec EPC


Anna Kopec of Toronto, ON, was nominated by Tyler Valiquette

Anna Kopec seeks to uncover the forgotten individuals in Canada’s democracy. Two years ago, Anna was faced with the question, “do homeless people vote?”  Frustrated by the lack of information on the topic and a drive for social justice, Anna decided to research this at a higher level. While at the University of Guelph for her Master’s, Anna conducted interviews with the homeless, service providers, politicians and election agencies in Toronto.

Ultimately, Anna’s research demonstrates the factors that influence the homeless’ decision to vote, and the societal and structural impediments that exist to their participation. Anna continues this topic of study for her PhD at the University of Toronto. We need more political citizens like Anna. She is standing up for the forgotten in democracy by dedicating her life to studying and enhancing accessible democratic participation. Consequently, Anna’s hard work and selflessness is strengthening Canadian democracy as a whole.

Do you know an #EPCitizen like Anna?
Nominate them today!


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Samara's Everyday Political Citizen celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast-to-coast-to-coast, the contest aims to recognize the rich diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowdsourcing hundreds of nominations from Canadians like you. Read more about Everyday Political Citizen, see more nominations, or submit your own nomination.

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