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DemsAbroad Canada in action

Welcome to the official home for
American Democrats living in Canada!

Join Dems Abroad | Register for your ballot VoteFromAbroad.org
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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 Erin Kotecki Vest, Interim 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.

REGISTER FOR YOUR BALLOT: VoteFromAbroad.org
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For all media inquiries, please contact Communications or +1 877-336-2008

DA Canada Leadership:

Erin Kotecki Vest
| Canada Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
Lewis Miesen
| Canada Executive Vice Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
Kimberly Johnson
| Canada Vice Chair | Alberta Chapter Chair
Julia Buchanan
| Canada Vice Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
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  • News

    DA Canada - Annual General Meeting + Candidate Statements

    The DA Canada Annual General Meeting and Elections are coming up!

    Join us at 2:00 PM EDT on Saturday, April 30, 2022 for the DA Canada AGM. We will meet online to celebrate the accomplishments of our volunteers in 2021, share opportunities to help win the Midterm elections, hear from special speakers, announce the results of our 2022 Board vacancy elections, and take nominations from the floor for open positions, including the Executive Vice Chair position.

    View the Candidate Statements below for several open Board member positions we will be electing. We will be taking nominations from the floor for Executive Vice Chair. If you are interested, you can view the position descriptions and call for nominations here. Email the Nominations and Elections Committee with any questions here: [email protected].

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    Call for DA Canada Board Candidates!

    The Democrats Abroad Canada Board is looking for you! 

    The DA Canada Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) is seeking nominations for officers to serve for a 2022-2023 term:

    • Country Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
    • Executive Vice Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
    • Two (2) Vice Chairs/DPCA Voting Representatives
    • Programs and Events Manager/DPCA Voting Representative
    • Two (2) Alternate Voting Representatives 

    Learn more about these positions at this link. Get the details of how to self-nominate or nominate someone else here. You can also get more information on March 10 by RSVPing for our info session at this link.

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, July 02, 2022 at 04:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) · 89 rsvps

    Fourth of July Barbeque at Trout Lake

     
    Come join us as we celebrate the Fourth of July (and Canada Day as well, if you're so inclined) in the best way: BBQ in the park!
     
    We look forward to our first big opportunity in a long time to connect as a chapter in person. Come by and grab some BBQ, chat with other DA members and our chapter leads, and enjoy the (fingers crossed) beautiful Vancouver summer weather.
     
    Hotdogs and hamburgers, with vegetarian options, will be offered while supplies last. We will provide plates, buns, and condiments, but feel free to bring any side dishes you would like to share. Also, this will be the first year that we are permitted to consume alcohol in the park, so bring your beverage of choice.
     
    We will set up at the picnic shelter beginning at 4pm, but feel free to meet up or spend time in the park beforehand.
     
    Directions: Picnic Shelter is located on the Southeast corner of the park, on E 19th Ave between Victoria Dr and Nanaimo St. Parking lot is adjacent, with nearby street parking. Accessible by public transit from Commercial-Broadway Station, Nanaimo Station, and multiple bus routes.
     
    Sunday, July 03, 2022 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 19 rsvps

    Fourth of July Picnic -- Hamilton-Burlington Chapter, July 3


    Join fellow Americans, families and friends from Hamilton, Burlington, and Oakville to celebrate our July 4th holiday.

    Dems Abroad will provide the hamburgers and hot dogs, water and lemonade.  Please bring a dish to share with everyone for the buffet and any other beverages you might like to have (no glass bottles please).  The pool will be open, so feel free to bring your swim suits and towels.  We’ll be playing cornhole in the yard.  It will also be a great time to discuss recent events back in the US, and learn ways you can help get out the abroad vote.

    Please park in the Brant Hills Presbyterian Church parking lot, 2138 Brant St. in Burlington.  The entrance to the BBQ is in the back corner of the parking lot. Just look for all the red, white and blue decorations!

    Please RSVP for you and all your family members, and update your RSVP if your plans change, so we can get accurate numbers for food.  See you there!

     

    Contact David Mivasair at [email protected] or (604) 781-7839 for details or questions.