What shapes our democratic culture for better or worse?

We research what shapes our democratic beliefs, knowledge and practices and act as a catalyst for creating a more resilient democratic culture across all communities in Canada.
Through collaborations with institutions, practitioners, and citizens we also design programs and conduct evaluations to identify what works, when, and how to improve democracy.

Latest Projects

Four Attributes that motivate participation in change

Modern Neighborhood

Public Hearings

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Semester in Democracy


Canadians believe in

But, trust in the way it works is fraying.

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Effort is needed to improve our democratic culture by improving the peoples' experiences with our decision-making systems. 
We focus our efforts on improving citizens' everyday experiences of democratic culture, growing awareness of why these experiences matter, and what can be done to fix them.

How much are public hearings a problem for democracy in Canada?

Not at all a problem

Somewhat of a problem

Very serious problem




Honestly, I don't know

What democratic values matter to you?

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