Mark Coffin

Executive Director & Founder, Springtide Collective

Mark is an educator, writer and podcaster interested in civic engagement, political organizing and better public leadership.

At Springtide, Mark curates and creates educational programming and resources for political engagement. He co-hosts the Off Script podcast, an exploration of Nova Scotian politics through the voices of former MLAs, and is currently developing a new podcast called ‘Govern Yourself Accordingly’, a podcast dedicating to telling the stories of citizens shaping the future through politics … with their integrity in tact.

My Sessions

Citizen engagement: From everyday citizenship to electoral participation

Room 112 Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa

Voting is a key way citizens engage with their political system but participation is not even across demographic groups. This session examines which groups vote and which do not, which groups are invited to participate and which are not, and what might be done to encourage increased voting across the board. Particular attention is paid […]

Citizen Engagement

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This Canada 150: Conneted Canada conference was supported by a Canada 150 Connection Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada


Office of the Vice-President, Research
Centre for Law, Technology and Society
Faculty of Arts
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