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Watch the Election Returns in a Virtual Room!

Watch the Election Returns in a Virtual Room with other Democrats Abroad Members, Family and Friends!

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DA Canada Black Caucus Terms of Reference

On June 6, 2022, a motion was made to the Democrats Abroad Canada Board to create the Democrats Abroad Canada Black Caucus and accept the Terms of Reference below. The motion passed, unanimously.

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DA Canada - Annual General Meeting + Candidate Statements

The DA Canada Annual General Meeting and Elections are coming up!

Join us at 2:00 PM EDT on Saturday, April 30, 2022 for the DA Canada AGM. We will meet online to celebrate the accomplishments of our volunteers in 2021, share opportunities to help win the Midterm elections, hear from special speakers, announce the results of our 2022 Board vacancy elections, and take nominations from the floor for open positions, including the Executive Vice Chair position.

View the Candidate Statements below for several open Board member positions we will be electing. We will be taking nominations from the floor for Executive Vice Chair. If you are interested, you can view the position descriptions and call for nominations here. Email the Nominations and Elections Committee with any questions here: [email protected].

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Call for DA Canada Board Candidates!

The Democrats Abroad Canada Board is looking for you! 

The DA Canada Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) is seeking nominations for officers to serve for a 2022-2023 term:

  • Country Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
  • Executive Vice Chair/DPCA Voting Representative
  • Two (2) Vice Chairs/DPCA Voting Representatives
  • Programs and Events Manager/DPCA Voting Representative
  • Two (2) Alternate Voting Representatives 

Learn more about these positions at this link. Get the details of how to self-nominate or nominate someone else here. You can also get more information on March 10 by RSVPing for our info session at this link.

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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!


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


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.