Samara was begun as a way to address Canadians’ growing disengagement from politics. Despite Canada’s status as one of the world’s leading democracies, voter turnout is on a steady decline. More and more people say they feel disconnected from politics and are giving up. Samara aspires for a citizenry that feels politics matter, who feel heard by their government and compelled to be involved so our country remains vibrant, resilient and strong.
Through our research and initial programs, we have built a strong foundation on which to launch a renewed engagement in politics. I hope you will consider joining us to expand this very important work.
Thank you very much. We are grateful for your interest in and support of Samara.
Samara’s research and educational programming began with Canada's first ever series of exit interviews with former MPs. This set the standard for our high quality research and public programming. Through our Samara Democracy Reports, we continue to advance an ambitious research agenda that shines new light on Canada’s democratic system and serves as a resource to increase Canadians’ understanding of politics. This will culminate in the Samara Index, an annual report that will draw attention to the relationship between citizens and Canada’s political process.
Through our Samara in the Classroom programs we adapt our research into materials that encourage new ways of teaching politics, and Democracy Talks, our national public outreach initiative, provides Canadians, including young people and new Canadians, with a platform to discuss how politics can better reflect their daily lives.
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