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Project Outline

SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue

Feb 2019

While Canadian democracy is not under imminent threat, these trends suggest that active and immediate support is needed to strengthen Canadians’ commitment to democracy before cracks in our democratic foundations 3 PROJECT OUTLINE (UPDATED) grow wider and bring unpredictable risks to our social and political fabric. In this context, the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue launched its Strengthening Canadian Democracy initiative in June 2017. Based on initial findings and outcomes from an initial phase of scoping and analysis, the Centre for Dialogue is leading a national project to pilot and test intervention strategies (in the form of engagement activities) that could have a measureable impact on the commitment citizens have to democracy as shown through their participation in democratic processes and activities, the value they attribute to democratic institutions, and their embrace of the underlying principles of democracy

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