Future of Democracy Series: Democracy and Well-being (FON1-E12)

Product code: FON1-E12

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June 06, 2023


1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



A functioning democracy is one that relies upon the participation and engagement of its citizens. But what happens to democracies when citizens face social and economic barriers and how can governments support the participation of its citizens in democracies?

The fifth event in the series explores the relationship between democracy and the well-being of citizens, including the socio-economic factors impacting democracy such as housing, the social safety net, and inequality.

Participants will gain an understanding of the varying ways social, economic and well-being initiatives impact the health of democracy in the US and Canada, along with various models and approaches for enhancing well-being and democratic participation.

Learn more about the Future of Democracy Series.


Lane Kenworthy, Professor of Sociology and Yankelovich Chair in Social Thought at the University of California-San Diego

Garima Talwar Kapoor, Director of Policy and Research at Maytree

Bryan Smale, Director of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo


Anna Romano, Faculty Member at the Canada School of Public Service

Date modified: 2023-05-04