Our mission is to secure a resilient democracy with an engaged public and responsive institutions.

The Samara Centre for Democracy conducts research and brings people together in order to enhance civic engagement in Canada. We want to make it easier to talk about and participate in politics.

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SAMbot
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SAMbot

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Humans of the House Podcast
Research

Humans of the House Podcast

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MP Exit Interviews
Research

MP Exit Interviews

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Humans of the House: Stories for Civic Engagement

Humans of the House: Stories for Civic Engagement

Humans of the House will be featured on Massey Dialogues on April 24, 2023.

Democracy Advocates

Over the past 15 years we have established a strong body of work through informed research and thoughtful public engagement. In a period of democratic backsliding, the Samara Centre is dedicated to securing a bright future for Canada's democracy.

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Advocating for accessibility and involvement in Canadian democracy

The Samara Centre for Democracy advances bold ideas about how to improve civic engagement in Canada. We are dedicated to learning about the lived experience of politicians, examining technology’s influence on our democratic culture and demystifying the political process for the general public. For 15 years we have convened critical conversations about the future of Canada’s democracy.