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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 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:

Randi Weitzner
| Canada Country Chair / Chair, Quebec / DPCA Voting Representative
Richard Pearson
| Canada Executive Vice Chair | DPCA Voting Representative
Brooke Scott
| Canada Women's Caucus Leader / Toronto Chapter York Region Member-at-Large / Toronto Women's Caucus Co-Leader
Erin Kotecki Vest
| Canada Co-Vice Chair | 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!

    Respectfully,

    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

    Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 1 rsvp
    Zoom in Windsor, ON, Canada

    Investing Pitfalls Facing Americans Living in Canada

    Details will follow with registration info and Zoom info.  Hope to see you there to discuss:

    Tax consequences of RDSPs, RESPs, and TFSAs

    How to deal with your IRA

    Changes to consider under President Biden

    Common investing traps for Americans residing in Canada

    Cross-border income planning and more!

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) · 89 rsvps
    Webinar

    Tackling Structural Barriers to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    Leading with Purpose: Tackling Structural Barriers to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

     
    The Global Women's Caucus and the Global Black Caucus are honored to have Dr. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the Ernest  L. Arbukle Professor, Harvard Business School, speak on the continuing challenges of gender equality and diversity in leadership. Dr. Kanter first identified significant barriers to the advancement of women in the corporate world in the classic, award-winning book, Men and Women of the Corporation. Later research identified how being a minority in a group, or a "token", can affect one's performance due to enhanced visibility and performance pressure, illustrated brilliantly in the landmark video, "A Tale of 'O': On Being Different".  

    Professor Kanter will unravel questions such as:  Where has there been progress? What challenges and pitfalls remain? What issues are universal, and which vary by ethnicity, race, and social class? How can we “think outside the building” (beyond current structures and constraints) to mobilize activists for a more just and equitable world? Join us on Tuesday, September 21st at 11 am EDT to gain insights from this formidable leader on working towards a more just and equitable world. 

     
    RSVP below! You will receive your link with a reminder mail shortly before the event.


    ROSABETH MOSS KANTER 

    Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, specializing in  strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights guide leaders worldwide  through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations, governments, and start-up ventures. She  co-founded the Harvard University-wide Advanced Leadership Initiative, guiding its planning from 2005 to its  launch in 2008 and serving as Founding Chair and Director from 2008-2018 as it became a growing international  model for a new stage of higher education preparing successful top leaders to apply their skills to national and  global challenges. Author or co-author of 20 books, her latest book, Think Outside the Building: How Advanced  Leaders Can Change the World One Smart Innovation at a Time, has won a number of accolades

    The former chief Editor of Harvard Business Review, Professor Kanter has been repeatedly named to lists such as the “50 most powerful women in the world” (Times of London), and the “50 most influential business thinkers in  the world” (Thinkers 50, and in November 2019 received their biannual Lifetime Achievement Award). She has  received 24 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards, lifetime achievement awards, and  

    prizes. These include Distinguished Career Awards from the Academy of Management and the American  Sociological Association (Organizations, Occupations and Work Section); the World Teleport Association's  “Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year” award; the Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the  Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; the International Leadership Award from the Association of Leadership  Professionals; the Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence; the Everett Rogers Innovation Award from  the Norman Lear Center for media and society; and several Harvard Business Review McKinsey Awards for the  years’ best articles. Other awards honor her thought leadership and community impact. 

    Before Think Outside the Building, her previous book, MOVE: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead,  a New York Times Editors’ Choice, is a sweeping look across industries and technologies shaping the future of  mobility and the leadership required for transformation. Her book The Change Masters was named one of the  most influential business books of the 20th century (Financial Times); SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies  Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good, one of the ten best business books of the year by  Amazon.com; Evolve! Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow, one of the five best books of the year by  the Toronto Star. Her book Confidence: How Winning & Losing Streaks Begin & End, a New York Times bestseller (also a #1 Business Week bestseller), describes the culture of high-performance organizations compared  with those in decline and shows how to lead turnarounds, whether in businesses, schools, sports teams, or  countries. Men & Women of the Corporation, winner of the C. Wright Mills award for the best book on social  issues and often called a classic, offers insight into the individual and organizational factors that promote success  or perpetuate disadvantage for women; a related video, A Tale of ‘O’: On Being Different, is a widely-used tool  for diversity training. A related book, Work & Family in the United States, set a policy agenda, honored by a  coalition of university centers creating in her honor the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for the best work/family  research. Another award-winning book, When Giants Learn to Dance, shows how to master the new terms of  competition at the dawn of the global information age. World Class: Thriving Locally in the Global Economy identifies the dilemmas of globalization for cities, a theme continuing in her book MOVE

    She advises numerous CEOs and senior executives through her consulting group and also serving as a Senior  Advisor for IBM’s Global Citizenship portfolio from 1999-2012. She has served on many business and non-profit  boards, such as City Year, the urban “Peace Corps” addressing the school dropout crisis through national service,  and on commissions including the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors, the U.S. Malcolm Baldrige  National Quality Award, and others. She speaks widely, and has shared the platform with Presidents, Prime  Ministers, and CEOs at major events, such as the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and national  industry conferences in over 20 countries. Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, she held tenured  professorships at Yale University and Brandeis University and was a Fellow at Harvard Law School,  simultaneously holding a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her Ph.D. is from the University of Michigan. --December 2020


    Location Local Event Start Time
    Vancouver, Canada 8:00 AM
    Minneapolis, USA 10:00 AM
    Washington DC, USA 11:00 AM
    London, UK 4:00 PM
    Frankfurt, Germany 5:00 PM
    Nairobi, Kenya 7:00 PM
    Dubai, UAE 8:00 PM
    Bangkok, Thailand 11:00 PM
    Beijing, China 12:00 AM + 1 day