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Happening Now Thursday, November 01, 2018

Discover The Real House Lives Today

Using the stories of former MPs, The Real House Lives report provides an inside look at how partisanship is both helping and hindering the work of parliamentarians.
Happening NowThursday, May 31, 2018

Our Impact, Past and Present

Here in Ontario, things are certainly heating up—both the weather and the upcoming provincial election. What better time to get up to speed on Samara's new Ontario Election infographic, MP Exit Interviews research and event, and impact in 2017?Read more
Happening NowThursday, May 24, 2018

#MyFirstTime

With the Ontario provincial election fast approaching, Vote Savvy asked the Samara team to share our first voting experiences. Watch the video, share your own experience, and encourage young Ontarians to vote on June 7th! Read more
ParticipationThursday, May 03, 2018

DT and VPU find a new home

We are excited to share that Democracy Talks and Vote PopUp, programs incubated at Samara, will now be housed at the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University under the new Democratic Engagement Exchange. Read more
Happening NowSaturday, March 24, 2018

March for Our Lives

Today, thousands of students are expected to join March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C. to end gun violence. The students of Stoneman Douglas are demonstrating they are ready and capable to work the levers of modern democracy. Youth in Canada should have the same opportunity to be heard by politicians.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, February 28, 2018

#SamaraChat XIV Recap

Following our latest research on the state of incivility in the House of Commons, last week Samara took to Twitter to ask Canadians what they thought about the culture of parliamentary debate and decorum in our fourteenth #SamaraChat.Read more

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ParticipationThursday, February 01, 2018

Learning to Code for Democracy

Guest blogger Robert Furtado explores how improving Canadians’ digital literacy, especially in coding and digital media, could help democratize knowledge and skills that are currently reserved to a small elite.Read more
Happening NowThursday, January 25, 2018

The Future of Leaders’ Debates

Earlier this month, the Government of Canada opened online consultations on the issue of leadership debates in elections—namely, should they be organized differently and, if so, how? Here's what you need to know to participate in the process.Read more
Happening NowThursday, December 21, 2017

An interactive look at our year

Through action-oriented research and transformative educational programming, Samara marked 150 years of Confederation by working to build a better politics for all Canadians. Our work brought forward new research and insights, inspired active citizenship and redefined political leadership.Read more
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Now they know you're listening

When we sat down to write “No One is Listening,” Samara’s latest research report on incivility in the House of Commons, we could not have predicted the overwhelming response from MPs, Canadians and the media.Read more
Happening NowTuesday, December 12, 2017

Samara Speaks at IPU Conference

On November 18th, Samara participated in the fourth annual Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians in Ottawa. Samara’s Research Director spoke on a panel about youth political inclusion.Read more
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