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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, National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau), 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:

Steven Nardi
| Country Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Julia Buchanan
| Canada IT Manager / Toronto Chapter Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Susan Brennan
| Chapter Chair / DACA Membership Secretary / DPCA Voting Rep
Heidi Burch
| DA Canada Executive Vice Chair/Global GOTV Co-Chair/DA Canada Victoria Chapter Member-at-Large
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    2019 DAVI Board Candidate Slate




    • Provides agenda and chairs regular Chapter Board meetings

    • Provides leadership for GOTV initiatives

    • Chairs the Chapter AGM every two years

    • Represents the Chapter at the DA Canada (DACA) monthly Board meetings


    1. Heidi Burch: “I’ve been active in DAVI since 2012 as a Member-at-large, helping to set up events to foster the DAVI community and Get Out the Vote, such as the Sticky Wicket Pub meetups, registration events at the Victoria Public Library and setting up the annual Tax Seminar. I have also been active with DA Canada, where I am currently Exec Vice-Chair, and with DA Intl, where I am continuing in my role as chair of the GOTV team.”


    • Chairs Chapter Board meetings in the absence of the Chair

    • Assists in providing leadership for GOTV initiatives

    • Steps in for Chair as needed


    1. Jim Ham: “I'm a US/Canada dual citizen living in Victoria BC since 1972 working as a musical instrument craftsman. I was born in Augusta GA but vote in my last place of US residence, Bellevue WA. I have a long standing interest in US politics and have felt a strong concern for the recent horrible developments in my birth country. While I do vote I feel like I need to do more, working with Democrats Abroad seems like a good way for me to contribute. I do have experience serving as a board member, I have served on the board of the Civic Orchestra of Victoria for many years (where I also play the violin). In the days leading up to the mid-term election I did canvassing with DA board member Jena Magnus in WA district 8 for candidate Kim Schrier.”

    SECRETARY - Jena Magnus (Acting) (Aug 2018 - March 2019)

    • Schedules regular Chapter Board meetings

    • Takes minutes of Chapter Board meetings and distribute them to the Board


    1. Jena Magnus: “I have served as the DAVI Secretary since August 2018. As a RN I worked as Admin Support for several large interdisciplinary provincial healthcare teams. I ensured people had the right information at the right time, members were kept up to date, & our activities stayed on track. I look forward to bringing my experience working with high performance teams to the DAVI.”

    TREASURER - Jon Scheer (Acting) (Aug 2018-March 2019)

    • Provides Chapter financial reports at regular Board meetings and at the biannual AGM

    • Manages and maintains Chapter bank account, donations (cash and online) and Chapter expenses


    1. Jon Scheer: "I have served as DAV Treasurer since August, 2018. I have over 20 years experience as a tax accountant and have been in prior years Treasurer for 2 non-profit theatre groups, one here in Victoria and the other in Denver. I currently act as bookkeeper for Langham Court Theatre."


    • Works with the DA Canada Membership Secretary on annual Membership Verification

    • Learns to use the DA Nation Builder online membership management system

    • Send welcome message to new members via email (template)


    1. Marilyn Mahan


    • Sends event invitations and updates to DAV members, using the DA Nation Builder online email system

    • Updates and maintains the DAVI Facebook page

    • Updates the DAVI events web page in Nation Builder

    Candidates: None


    • Raises awareness of Democrats Abroad on campuses in the Chapter area

    • Coordinates on-campus voter registration events

    • Coordinates outreach to US citizens on-campus (non-DA members)

    • Liaises with the DA Canada point person on the DA Global Study Abroad Youth Outreach Team

    • Initiate and support DAVI-affiliated clubs on campus

    Candidates: None


    Attend regular Chapter Board meetings and the biannual AGM

    • Contribute skills and experience in support of GOTV initiatives

    • Work on planning events and help to run events: GOTV, tax seminars, biannual AGM, Thanksgiving Dinner, election-year debate nights, etc.

    Candidates: None

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    Annual General Meeting

    To All DAVI Members:

    The Victoria and the Islands Chapter of Democrats Abroad (DAVI) will be holding its 2019 Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers:

    DATE: March 17, 2019
    TIME: 3:00 PM

    PLACE: Sticky Wicket Pub, 919 Douglas St, Victoria, BC (MAP)

    Free parking both on street and in the Broughton St Parkade

    Please RSVP by email to:

    It is possible to attend by Skype or Webex as well. If you’d like to use that option, please let us know in your RSVP 

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, March 09, 2019 at 11:00 AM · $20.00 CAD
    Kensington Community Centre in Vancouver, BC, Canada

    US Tax Seminar in Vancouver: Learn about Major Changes for 2018 Tax Year

    Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 04:00 PM
    Second City in Toronto, ON, Canada

    Women's Caucus - Toronto Canada - Event! Mar 10 - She the People

    Join Us to Celebrate International Women's Day in solidarity, sisterhood and laughter! We're going to Second City to see the all female cast in: 

    'SHE THE PEOPLE, Girlfriends' Guide To Sisters Doing It For Themselves'

    The Show: "The Future is here and it's female...This mimosa-and -madness fueled foray roasts the patriarchy, taking on everything from having it having that sick feeling your government is trying to send you back to the Middle Ages. It's time for women
    to shout - comedy is weapon and we're here to slay!" 

    Date: Sunday, March 10, 2019
    Payment reserves your seat(s)! Click here to purchase tickets.
    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. *Please arrive by 4:00 p.m. so we can be seated as a Group! We purchased at group ticket price and added a small transaction fee. This is not a fundraiser. 
    Place: Second City Toronto, 51 Mercer St., Toronto, ON M5V 9G9, 416-343-0011  
    Price: $29.25 each - Make payment here with paypal, credit card or by email money transfer!
    *Additional information - Democrats Abroad Toronto Facebook page: Facebook Event 

    RSVP today! 
    See you at Second City! 
    Karin Lippert, Co-Chair WC Co-Chair Toronto
    Brooke Scott, Chair, Canada