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Welcome to the official page for Democrats living in Canada!

Volunteer: We need chapter leaders and local committees! Our chapters in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Niagara Region, London, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal and Atlantic Region are waiting for YOU! Volunteers are planning fun and informative events where they live. They are helping voters to register, phoning voters, and helping bring together some of the one million Americans in Canada!
For more information, contact or call toll-free at 1-877-336-2008. In Toronto/GTA, call 416-916-2022



DA Canada Leadership:

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| Vice Chair
| Executive Vice Chair
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  • News

    2 Webinars ~ Estate Planning for US Citizens in Canada & Canada Immigration Options for US Citizens

    Democrats Abroad Canada is pleased to announce two webinars, one on a topic which has proven to be in great demand from members, and the other presenting a new topic

    Estate Planning for U.S. Citizens Living in Canada

    Sunday, September 17, 2017
    3:00-4:30 PM Eastern
    12:00-1:30 PM Pacific
    Presented by SKL Tax


    Going North – Canadian Immigration Options for US Citizens

    Monday, September 18, 2017
    8:00-9:30 PM Eastern
    5:00-6:30 PM Pacific
    Presented by BDO Canada LLP

    Estate Planning for U.S. Citizens Living in Canada
    Sunday, September 17, 2017
    3:00-4:30 PM Eastern
    12:00-1:30 PM Pacific

    This webinar, presented by Max Reed of SKL Tax, outlines the basics of estate planning for US citizens who live in Canada. Topics include:

    • What is estate planning and why it matters
    • The estate planning basics
    • The basics of US estate tax
    • Canadian income tax at death
    • Selling your principal residence
    • Tax consequences of inheriting money from US parents
    • Other cross-border trips and traps

    Max Reed is a cross-border tax lawyer at SKL Tax where he specializes in tax and estate planning for dual citizens and helping people evaluate their citizenship options. Prior to joining SKL tax he practiced US tax law at White & Case LLP in New York and before that clerked at the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal where he specialized in Canadian tax. Max is the co-author (with Dick Pound) of A Tax Guide for US Citizens in Canada - a plain language guidebook that helps US Citizens in Canada understand their tax obligations, a number of technical articles on US tax for Canadians, and a series of newspaper columns on the same topic. You can learn more about Max at

    Space is limited!

    Previous webinars on this topic have been filled
    to capacity so we recommend registering early.

                                                         CLICK HERE to register for Estate Planning Sept. 17th

    About SKL Tax

    SKL Tax is a law and accounting firm that has been serving US citizens in Canada for over 40 years. SKL's team of accountants and lawyers provides a range of cross-border tax services including yearly tax compliance, general tax planning, renunciation of US citizenship, estate planning and administration, FATCA compliance, and tax services for owner-managers

    Going North – Canadian Immigration Options for US Citizens
    Monday, September 18, 2017
    8:00-9:30 PM Eastern
    5:00-6:30 PM Pacific

    Leading this session from BDO Canada LLP is Doreen Buksner, Senior Manager, BDO Immigration Services and Tracie Jennett, Manager, BDO U.S. Personal Tax.

    Are you or your family members interested in moving to Canada for a work assignment or a course of study? Are you currently residing in Canada and want to stay, or move here permanently?

    This webinar will cover the most frequently used strategies for U.S. citizens relocating to Canada on a temporary or permanent basis.

    You will benefit from this webinar if you are a foreign worker currently in Canada or seeking employment in Canada; foreign student currently enrolled in post-secondary education programs in Canada; working age professional looking to relocate permanently; family members looking to reunite in Canada, or a Canadian permanent resident seeking citizenship.

    We will cover the following:

    - Work and Study Permits

    - Permanent Residence for Skilled Workers

    - Family Sponsorship

    - Citizenship

    - Cross-border considerations

    - Basic tax requirements for temporary or permanent residents

                                  CLICK HERE to register for Going North – Immigration Options Sept. 18th

    About BDO Canada

    BDO is a leading provider of professional services to clients of all sizes in virtually all business sectors. BDO’s Immigration Services group provides a wide range of corporate and individual immigration services. They can assist with a variety of Canadian inbound and outbound matters, including business visas, work and study permits, and permanent residence applications. BDO’s U.S. Tax Practice helps businesses and individuals throughout Canada minimize their U.S. tax burden and identify new tax benefits. BDO professionals on both sides of the border provide personalized service through a single point of contact.

    Democrats Abroad Canada suggests a donation of $10 to cover costs associated with presenting the webinars and raise funds for our 2017-18 Get Out The Vote campaign efforts.

    Democratically Yours,

    Steve Nardi
    Chair, Democrats Abroad Canada

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    Appointments to DemsAbroad Canada Board

    Congratulations to the following individuals on their recent appointments to the DemsAbroad Canada Board:

    Marnelle Dragila – Recording Secretary
    Jamey Shick – Director of Volunteers
    Bodil Geyer – GOTV Coordinator
    Tim Kelley – Communications Officer

    Each of them brings skills, energy and a drive to make a difference in 2018 and we’re pleased to have them join us.

    The board extends its gratitude to Roseanna Sharpe for her contributions as Recording Secretary. We wish her well in her endeavours and look forward to her continued support.

    Democratically yours,
    Steve Nardi
    Chair, Democrats Abroad Canada

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 09:00 PM · 1 rsvp
    The Craft - Brasserie and Grille in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Hillary Clinton After Party

    Join us for food, drink, and post-Hillary conversation at The Craft - Brasserie and Grille in Liberty Village. Even if you aren't able to make the event, please join us after for good company. We want to meet you!

    The Craft is near the intersection of King West and Atlantic Avenue. It is approximately a 12-minute walk from the Encare Centre where Hillary Clinton is speaking. There is also nearby public parking and access to the King Streetcar. 

    Please note that the conversation is free, but you'll have to pick up your own tab. 


    Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 02:00 PM
    Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara, NY

    Trolling the Democrats Abroad Donkey at Niagara-on-the-Lake!

    Join us to distribute Resistance Summer postcards at NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE in ONTARIO, CANADA on Saturday, September 30 at 2PM.

    Our aim is to reach US citizens living in Canada in and along the parade route with this simple message: [1] Resist Trump, [2] Join Democrats Abroad, [3] Register to vote at Vote from Abroad and [4] Pledge to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. 

    Please let us know if you are interested or definitely going by clicking here to register.  It is fun! For information, please call Ken Sherman, Chapter Chair | 289-396-4897.

    Join Uncle Sam, Ms. Liberty and the Democrats Abroad Donkey for a couple of hours!!!

    Volunteer for our last trolling event in September at Niagara-on-the-Lake (Sat., Sept 30, 2PM.)