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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, Canada 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
Steve Nardi
| Canada Past-Chair
Lewis Miesen
| Canada Executive Vice Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
Kimberly Johnson
| Canada Vice Chair | Alberta Chapter Chair
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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at 06:30 PM Time · 502 rsvps
    Zoom in London, United Kingdom

    DAUK Tax Committee Presents: Social Security & Medicare Webinar

    Did you know that you're still eligible to receive Social Security and Medicare benefits as an American living in the UK? Many people are unaware they're eligible to receive payments, and this year is no exception.

    Jennifer Hersey from the Federal Benefits Unit, based in the American Embassy in London, will join us to speak about Social Security and Medicare eligibility for people living abroad. This event is free and will take place online using Zoom.

    Topics discussed will include:

        • Social Security Number policy
        • Medicare
        • other federal benefits

    This webinar is for you if you are:

          • retired
          • disabled
          • a child of a retired or disabled US parent
          • a widow
          • are curious what kind of benefits are available for Americans living abroad
          • or just want to be aware of what benefits you could be eligible for in the future

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    Please join us for this very useful and informative webinar that may help you during these trying times.

    For those unable to attend the event, the webinar will be recorded and posted to YouTube after. Please RSVP for the event anyway to get an email with the link to the recording afterwards. Please email [email protected] to be added to the mailing list to keep up to date with the actions and upcoming events from the DAUK Tax Committee.

    Attendees are asked to please pre-submit any questions you have by emailing [email protected] by Saturday, October 22nd. Pre-submitted questions will be used to prepare the panel discussion. The more questions we get in advance, the better we can prepare and shape the program around the things you want to learn about the most!

    The fine print:

    • We can't guarantee we will be able to answer all questions submitted before, during, or after the event, but we will try to answer as many questions as possible.
    • This event is closed to the press.

    Disclaimer: DAUK cannot provide individual tax advice. We are not tax lawyers, accountants or advisers. Please consult a professional tax adviser/accountant/return preparer when addressing your personal tax matters.

    We recommend the ACA Tax Return Preparer Directory to find a service provider who meets your needs and budget, though buyers need always beware. Democrats Abroad suggests Americans abroad in need of tax advice consult the ACA Tax Return Preparer Directory to find an advisor or tax return preparer near you or providing online services: http://acareturnpreparerdirectory.com

    Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at 11:00 AM Paris Time · 5 rsvps
    Zoom (Online Webinar) in Washington, DC

    DA Taxation Task Force Volunteer Info Session (APAC/EMEA Friendly Time)


    Are you passionate about American abroad tax issues and have the skills or time to help?
    The DA Taxation Task Force is hosting this volunteer information session to explain what's involved in being a volunteer and to answer any questions you might have about volunteering. Click here for an outline of volunteering opportunities for the TTF.

    The DA TTF is a group of dedicated volunteers working towards fixing the tax code for Americans living abroad. We are under new leadership for 2022 and in preparation, we are currently looking to restructure the team as well as inviting new volunteers to join us.

    We have a number of volunteer positions available, from people with no experience who want to help out with social media, to subject matter experts that can help us lobby Congress - everyone and anyone is welcome to contribute!

    Once you attend the info session, we encourage you to complete this application to the best of your ability. You will then be invited to a follow-up one-to-one 30 minute Zoom call to figure out which teams you fit into and to get you started.

    Note: Attending an info session is optional, you do not need to attend to express interest in volunteering. Feel free to go ahead and fill in the application form here.

    You can also express interest in volunteering by emailing [email protected] and including as much information as possible about your background and how you think you can help.

    Please feel free to forward this event page to friends or family that you think might be interested in getting involved!

     

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