Canada's Capital Region


A real-time view of the Centre Block and Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, courtesy of the Government of Canada’s Hill Cam.

The Canada’s Capital Region chapter of Democrats Abroad Canada is the official home for U.S. Democrats living in eastern Ontario and southwestern Quebec. Our membership territory includes the communities of Ottawa, Gatineau, Chelsea, Wakefield, Petawawa, Stittsville, Lanark, Kingston, Chelsea, Bath, Kemptville, Almonte, Carleton Place, Cumberland, Cornwall, Morrisburg, and more.

We are working together to ensure that all eligible U.S. voters get their ballots to vote in every election. That includes Canadians who were born in the U.S. and those born in Canada to American parents, who therefore have the right to vote.

The chapter is also a peer-group resource for U.S. citizens looking for help with taxes and passports, and even social gatherings.

Volunteers are always needed to help grow our base, to reach out to find new friends, and to help get out the vote.
Please contact us if you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad’s central missions: to help American citizens register to vote, and then to ensure they do!

David Schellenberg, Chapter Chair
Rachel Eugster, Chapter Vice-Chair
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DA Canada's Capital Region Leadership:

Lissette Wright
| Global Treasurer, Democrats Abroad | Treasurer, Democrats Abroad Canada
David Schellenberg
| Canada's Capital Region Chapter Chair
Rachel Eugster
| Vice-chair, Canada's Capital Region chapter; DPCA Voting Rep
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  • News


    Democrats Abroad Canada has launched Tell an American to Vote, a lively new podcast for anyone who can vote from abroad in American elections, and for those who know someone who can.

    In the first episode, David Schellenberg and Rachel Eugster—chair and vice-chair of DA's Canada’s Capital Region chapter—tackle DA’s presidential primary and the role of DA members in ensuring that the candidates they favor will appear on the DA primary ballot. The deadline to be included on the ballot is January 6, with the primary itself following March 3-10.

    “Over the next few episodes, we’ll be discussing issues and opportunities of interest to American citizens living in other countries,” says Schellenberg. Adds Eugster, “The intention is to anticipate questions and demystify the process of voting from abroad. We’re particularly interested in reaching those who have never exercised their right to vote.”

    Tell an American to Vote can be heard at

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    DA Canada's National Capital Region chapter changes its name to Canada's Captial Region!

    We’ve changed our name!

    Voting by ranked ballot among six options, DA members belonging to the local chapter formerly designated National Capital Region have elected to change its name to Canada's Capital Region. The previous name, Ottawa-Gatineau, ran a very close second.

    "I think our members have chosen the best option," says the chapter's vice chair, Rachel Eugster. "National Capital Region was confusing for members in other countries, as it offers no information that places us in Canada. But the previous name, Ottawa-Gatineau, wasn't inclusive enough, as our members live anywhere from Kingston to Ste-Cécile-de-Masham in Quebec."

    In a simultaneous vote, members also elected David Lehman as the new Volunteer/Membership Coordinator for the newly renamed chapter.

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    Upcoming Events

    Friday, February 07, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 4 rsvps
    Broadway Bar & Grill in Ottawa, ON, Canada

    Join us to watch the next Presidential candidate debate, Feb. 7 at the Broadway Grill on Prince of Wales Drive in Ottawa

    Things are starting to heat up as the pool of candidates who qualify for the debate stage shrinks, and as we move closer to Super Tuesday!
    Please join fellow Democrats in Canada's Capital Region to watch the Presidential Primary debate on February 7 at the Broadway Grill. The debate will be held at St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and is hosted by ABC and WMUR. We will update this listing with the broadcast time, the list of qualifying candidates, and the moderators, once that information has been announced.
    Please RSVP here so we can let the restaurant know how many people to expect.