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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 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.

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DA Canada Leadership:

Erin Kotecki Vest
| Canada Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
Steven Nardi
| Canada Past-Chair
Lewis Miesen
| Canada Executive Vice Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
Julia Buchanan
| Canada Vice Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
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  • News

    2023 Canada Chapter AGM Dates and Details

    Are you looking for the details of your Chapter Annual General Meeting? Here you go! Please find a listing of all 2023 Canada AGMs below! 

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    DA Canada Candidate Statements and Voting Information

    Thank you to all the candidates for the DA Canada 2023-2025 Board! Please see the election updates and candidate statements below.

    The following positions received a single nomination and will be acclaimed and begin to hold these positions at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) March 26, 2023. RSVP for the AGM here.

    Chair: Erin Kotecki Vest

    Executive Vice Chair: Jacob Wesoky

    Co Vice-Chair: Heather Paterson

    Co Vice-Chair: Anya Brown

    Treasurer: Susan Brennan

    Counsel: Alicia Windsor

    Membership Secretary: Sue Alksnis

    Volunteer Manager: Randi Weitzner

    IT Manager: Jessica David

    In accordance with the DA Canada Bylaws, the above candidates will also serve as DPCA Voting Representatives. 

    As a result of the above candidates’ election by acclamation, we received fewer male or non-binary nominees for DPCA Voting Representative than needed to achieve gender balance in accordance with the DPCA Charter. Accordingly, the following nominees who identify as male will also be acclaimed as DPCA Voting Representatives:

    Steve Nardi
    David Mivasair
    Noah Goldstein
    Finn McGrath

    The following candidates who identify as female are running for DPCA Voting Representative. Ballots will be circulated by email by March 5, 2023. We received no nominations from non-binary candidates.

    Julia Buchanan
    Rachel Eugster
    Julia Gould
    Eden Wein

    We will be seeking nominations from the floor at the AGM for the following positions, which received no nominations: Secretary, Programs and Events Manager, and Male/Non-Binary DPCA Voting Representatives. If you would like to run for one of these positions and would like more information, please contact the Nominations and Elections Committee at [email protected] . View the position descriptions here

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, March 03, 2023 at 12:00 AM through March 31, 2023 Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    ERA Call to Action - Cake time

    The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced
    in Congress in 1923 - 100 years ago!

    To commemorate that, Democrats Abroad is joining women across the U.S.
    holding birthday parties 
    in March – many on March 22
    the date in 1972 that Congress submitted the ERA to the states for ratification.

    Despite that we’ve met all the constitutional requirements, the ERA has not been published.

    The goal is to raise awareness that the ERA is still not officially in the US Constitution.

    So have a little party with a birthday cake or cupcakes in recognition that we are still waiting for the Equal Rights Amendment to be added to the US Constitution.  This can be a small gathering in you home, a large gathering, or simply part of an already planned meeting or event.   Take lots of photos and post on social media with hashtag #ERA100.
    Please share these flyers at the birthday party and with your family and friends:

    Equal Means Equal has created a "cookbook" of ideas and graphics for groups to leverage. Click here to access.

    For more details on the ERA 100th birthday party, listen to Shari Temple’s appearance on the DA Blue Cafe podcast. 

    Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 8 rsvps
    VIA Zoom in Kitchener, ON, Canada

    Annual Event

    Annual General Meeting



    New Officers and Board Members

    Plans for upcoming year

                 Building our Chapter

                 Preparing for 2024 Election Year

    Other Items of Business

    RSVP Now !!