Announcing Digital Opportunities and Job Opportunities

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Announcing Digital Opportunities and Job Opportunities

The Internet has transformed democracy, for better or worse.

Driven by the evolution of digital technology, and hastened by the pandemic, more and more Canadians now depend on tools like Facebook and Zoom to stay connected.

By connecting citizens, elected representatives, and civil society organizations, these tools offer the potential to foster a healthier democracy. But when it comes to engaging online, many public leaders still struggle.

That is why the Samara Centre is pleased to present Digital Opportunities, a practical guide to improving digital engagement during the pandemic and beyond. The guide comes in two editions — one for elected representatives and another for civil society leaders.

Drawing on behavioural science and social media research, the guide:

  • Highlights the rewards of digital engagement;
  • Provides tips on how to engage effectively;
  • Describes challenges such as trolls and disinformation (and how to deal with them); and
  • Suggests a variety of tools to get started.

Help to improve digital engagement and strengthen the connection between Canadians and their leaders by sharing
these resources on social media and with your representatives.


We're Hiring!

As our work ramps up over the coming months, our team is looking to fill two critical positions:

1. Research Director (Permanent, full-time)

The Research Director will be responsible for setting and executing a vigorous research and policy agenda that brings forward the evidence and reforms to drive positive change in Canadian politics and transform representative democracy. The successful candidate will oversee research projects from conception to release, and support strategic engagement with key stakeholders, including policymakers, civil society organizations, and academics. To learn more about the position and how to apply, see the job posting.

2. Project Manager (One-year contract, full-time)

The Project Manager will be responsible for leading the Samara Centre’s Inside Parliament Project, which aims to realize the civic educational value of our archive of exit interviews with former MPs. Along with facilitating a new wave of exit interviews, the successful candidate will oversee the development of high quality, narrative-based civic learning materials as well as a series of bilingual podcasts. To learn more about the position and how to apply, see the job posting.

The Samara Centre is committed to the principles of equity in employment. We actively encourage applications from all qualified candidates.

Please help us attract a diverse range of talented candidates by circulating these opportunities across your social networks!

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