National 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 National Capital Region Leadership:

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