The CSDC’s mission is to be a leading research centre in Quebec and Canada, and one of the best centres in the world for research, training and policy development on complex, urgent and important issues concerning democratic citizenship from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- To promote scientific research of the highest national and international caliber on fundamental questions relating to democratic citizenship from a variety of disciplinary perspectives;
- To contribute to political debates on strengthening democracy at home and abroad;
- To take a leadership role in the development of large-scale (trans) national research projects;
- To provide an enriched training environment for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.