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Happening NowWednesday, March 27, 2019

Our 2019 Democracy 360 is Here

The Samara Centre for Democracy is pleased to unveil the 2019 Democracy 360, our third biennial report card on how Canadians communicate, participate, and lead in politics. Read more
Happening NowWednesday, January 30, 2019

Investing In Civic Literacy

In today's increasingly chaotic and complex political and informational environment, an engaged, informed, discerning, and resilient citizenry is more important than ever. Read our new report on civic literacy today.Read more
ParticipationThursday, July 05, 2018

Here for the people, not the party

In the run-up to the 2018 Ontario provincial election, guest blogger Sam Burton interviewed ten volunteers who worked actively on campaigns for the Liberal, PC, and NDP parties about what motivated them to get involved in formal politics. She shares her insights here.Read more
Everyday Political CitizenFriday, December 08, 2017

2017 EPC Winners Announced!

The results of the 2017 Everyday Political Citizen contest are in... and they're unprecedented. For the first time in EPC history, five EPCitizens have won the contest! We profile each winner on our blog.Read more
Everyday Political CitizenWednesday, November 15, 2017

2017 EPC Shortlist Announced!

We're pleased to announce the finalists for the 2017 Everyday Political Citizen contest! Help us honour these political role models by reading and sharing their inspiring stories.Read more
LeadershipWednesday, August 30, 2017

MP Exit Interviews: Summer Update

Samara launched the second round of our seminal MP Exit Interview project this past January. As summer comes to an end, we 'd like to share an update on what we've heard so far from former Members of Parliament.Read more
Happening NowWednesday, June 21, 2017

Samara in Santiago, Chile

Samara was recently invited by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to speak at a regional consultation in Santiago, Chile. Our Executive Director reports back on her experience and observations as one of ten speakers from across the Americas!Read more
Thursday, November 03, 2016

6 Ways to Get out the Vote!

With days to go before the American election, campaign strategists from both political parties are considering the question: how can they get out the vote? Read more
ParticipationTuesday, August 30, 2016

Launching the EPCitizen project

Samara is excited to be launching our fourth annual Everyday Political Citizen project! Each year, Canadians from across the country nominate ordinary citizens working to make a difference in their communities.Read more
ParticipationTuesday, May 10, 2016

What is Open Government?

What does "open government" mean and how does it affect citizens' relationship with government. We asked Kent Aitken at the Treasury Board Secretariat for a primer.Read more
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