DemsAbroad Canada in action

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American Democrats living in Canada!

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For all media inquiries, please contact Communications or +1 877-336-2008


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Democrats Abroad Canada is the official country committee of the DPCA for U.S. Democrats living in Canada. We are a 100% volunteer self-funded organization helping American citizens vote in U.S. elections through voter registration and keeping Americans informed on key issues. DemsAbroad Canada engages with members of Congress on issues affecting Americans living abroad, and strives to make information available to our members on topics such as Canada/US tax filing requirements, Estate Planning, and Operating a Corporation in Canada as an American Abroad. We also provide many opportunities to volunteer with our Get Out the Vote efforts!

Volunteers are always needed to help get out the vote, grow our base, and reach out to find new friends. To volunteer contact your local chapter or email our Volunteer Manager, Joann Sochor.

Our chapters across Canada offer a peer-group resource for U.S. citizens looking for assistance with voting, taxes, and passports plus social gatherings. Past chapter events include Women's Marches, Tax Seminars, Fourth of July parties, Thanksgiving dinners, Election and Debate Watch parties, Movie Nights, Trivia Quizzes, voter registration events and Pints & Politics pub meet-ups.

We also post voter and event information as well as current political news on multiple social media channels. Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter - and please share the information! Be sure to check our Events page and News page for additional updates on what we're up to.

For more information, email Randi Weitzner, Country Chair or call our information line toll-free at 1-877-336-2008. In Toronto/GTA, call 647-707-1275.

Democrats Abroad Canada is self-funded, utilizing all funds raised to support our national and chapter Get Out the Vote efforts to reach the est. 650,000 - 1,000,000 Americans living across Canada. We are very grateful to all of our donors for your generous support.

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DA Canada Leadership:

Steve Nardi
| RVC-Americas Region | Canada Past-Chair | DPCA Voting Rep
Julia Buchanan
| DPCA Voting Representative
Lissette Wright
| Former Global Treasurer | Canada DPCA Voting Rep | Democrats Abroad
Ed Ungar
| DPCA Voting Representative
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  • News

    Announcing the DemsAbroad Canada 2021 - '23 Leadership Team

    DemsAbroad Canada

    The Democrats Abroad Canada Annual General Meeting was held on May 2, 2021, which included members electing the 2021 - 2023 Canada Leadership team.

    Our tremendous gratitude to every candidate who put themselves forward to prepare the country committee for the 2022 midterms, and to every member who engaged in the election process including voting.

    Congratulations to the DA Canada 2021-'23 Leadership!


    DA Canada Nominations & Elections Committee

    Larry Rousseau, Chair
    Heidi Burch
    Tim Ellis
    Devbani Raha
    Peter Tesche, Teller of Elections
    John Yee, Technical Advisor

    Office Elected
    Country Chair +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Randi Weitzner
    Country Executive Vice Chair +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Richard Pearson
    Co-Vice Chairs +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Melanie Gardner
    Erin Kotecki Vest
    Secretary +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Susan Alksnis
    Treasurer +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Tim Smith
    Counsel +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Stephanie Hart
    Membership Secretary +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Susan Brennan
    IT Manager +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Jessica David
    Volunteer Manager +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Joann Sochor
    Programs & Events Manager +
    DPCA Voting Representative
    Danielle Stampley
    DPCA Voting Representatives

    Julie Buchanan

    Samuel Drory

    Rachel Eugster

    Giles Hogya

    Brent Jamsa

    David Mivasair

    Robert Petrusa

    Darius Pruss

    David Schellenberg

    Kenneth Sherman

    Ed Ungar

    Lissette Wright

    Non-Voting Alternate
    DPCA Voting Representatives

    Heather Paterson
    Michael Breshgold


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    The Basics of Cross-Border Taxes for Americans Abroad

    On behalf of Democrats Abroad Canada, we thank those who attended our webinar “The Basics of Cross-Border Taxes for Americans Abroad”, presented March 28th by Max Reed and Polaris Tax Counsel. We hope you found the information beneficial.

    This posting is to share with you links for the webinar audio recording and presentation deck, plus other useful information.

    AUDIO only of DACA and Polaris Tax Webinar March 2021

    PDF Presentation of DACA and Polaris Tax Webinar March 2021

    If you’re in need of a certified U.S. tax return preparer, please visit this link from American Citizens Abroad. Contact details for Max Reed are in the presentation deck.

    Democrats Abroad has advocated on behalf of our members for decades on the issues of taxation, which we continue to do through these challenging times. To receive updates on the work of our Global Taxation Task Force visit this page to subscribe.

    As a 100% volunteer, self-funded organization, Democrats Abroad is grateful for your generous support.

    Thanks to those who participated  - we look forward to you joining us on future webinars.

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 3 rsvps

    DA Toronto - Third Thursday Social Hour

    Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 06:00 PM through June 20, 2021 Berlin Time · $25.00 USD · 21 rsvps

    Juneteenth Fundraiser: Let Freedom Ring!



    Juneteenth — also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day  — has been a tradition in the United States for more than 150 years. The holiday finds its roots in Texas, where enslaved African-Americans in the city of Galveston were finally informed of their freedom on June 19, 1865, about two and half years after President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863. Participation in Juneteenth celebrations grew throughout the years as descendants continued traditions in Texas and, as African-Americans in the South migrated across the country, Juneteenth celebrations began appearing in different cities.

    To commemorate Emancipation Day, the Global Black Caucus has a tradition of celebrating the legacy of resilience and acknowledge the ongoing struggle through marches, prayers, and other remembrances. During gatherings, participants often picnic with traditional soul food dishes, one of the nation’s most identifiable culinary traditions.  Red food and drinks are traditional. Here are some recipes if you want to enjoy some traditional Juneteenth food and drinks.

    Each June, Juneteenth celebrations across America and the world mark the anniversary of African Americans’ emancipation from enslavement and honor the ratification of the 13th Amendment while also examining the impact that slavery continues to have on America today.

    Celebrate our Democracy and Freedom on this special day!  This event will not be on Facebook live.

    Join us for a One-Of-A-Kind Event - Non-stop show from 6 pm to midnight!


    Our democracy is still imperiled. The fight must continue. Help raise funds for Democrats Abroad Get Out the vote efforts in 2022. 

    Buy a ticket even if you can't attend on 19 June. The event recording will be available for 90 days afterward. This is a global event with performers, many of who are Democrats Abroad Members from around the world.




    • Musical performances in all genres from Opera to Rap from entertainers around the world.
    • Poetry from our GBC Poet Laureates
    • Art exhibition
    • Lift Every and Sing Sing-along
    • Fascinating historical facts about the holiday
    • You can meet and talk with the artists in the VIP area. The first 25 people to sign up for VIP tickets receive a GBC swag bag.
    • Segments from Black Caucus Juneteenth events around the world

    Don't miss this Global Black Caucus event! RSVP Today!



    US Citizens can purchase tickets on this page, see below.