Thank you to all British Columbians who participated in Democracy Talks! 

Over the last three months, as part of a nation-wide project, we engaged with one hundred participants from across the province at eleven Democracy Talks discussions. To ensure a diversity of voices/perspectives were represented, we put special emphasis towards reaching out to those more likely to self-identify as disengaged, our province’s youth (18-25), newcomers, and low-income residents. In Vancouver, Victoria, Comox Valley, Nelson and Prince George we encouraged Canadians to explore their political voice and were thrilled with the responses we received.  We heard you loud and clear, BC!

SFU Public Square and Samara would also like to thank our community partners and supporters who contributed to the success of Democracy Talks –BC:

-       Greater Victoria Public Library

-       VIRCS

-       BC Healthy Communities

-       Vanessa Scott

-       Bruce Curtis

-       North Island College Student Union

-       Nelson Public Library

-       Bill Metcalfe

-       CFUW

-       City of Prince George

-       Prince George Public Library

-       Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society

-       Vancouver Newcomers Club

-       Institute for Canadian Citizenship

We are excited to share the findings from the Democracy Talks project with you in fall 2013!

Your engagement with Samara and Democracy Talks doesn't have to end! For more information on upcoming Democracy Talks opportunities, and Samara’s continued efforts to improve political participation in Canada, please visit

Previous BC Sessions

Comox Valley
Prince George - Newcomers
Prince George - Youth
Vancouver Newcomers
Vancouver- CFUW

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