Our Funders

This research is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). SSHRC funding was provided in April 2011 in the form of a two-year Partnership Development Grant. Participedia was also awarded a SSHRC Partnership Grant for five years beginning in April 2015 to:

  • expand and strengthen a global network of researchers and practitioners who share a deep interest in cataloguing and comparing the performance of participatory political processes;
  • and support the mobilization of knowledge to improve the quality of democratic governance.

Participedia strives to embody SSHRC’s mission of enabling the highest levels of research excellence in Canada (and in this instance, throughout the world), and facilitating knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society. 

In 2012, The Bertelsmann Foundation provided generous support for development of multi-language functionality. Bertelsmann's investment in creating a German-language interface that is fully integrated in the main website platform will allow us to create an infrastructure that makes it possible to add many more languages.

Domains (.org and .com) generously provided by Intellitics, Inc.

Participedia is also grateful for the generous contributions of time and money from our partner organizations who co-signed the application for our SSHRC Partnership Grant.