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DA Vancouver (DA-V) is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada. We are helping US citizens living in British Columbia register to vote for US elections and keeping them informed on important issues. We have a wonderfully active community of enthusiastic voters, members, and volunteers. And we're always looking for more. If you're interested in getting involved and putting your skills to good use, reach out to us. We're always looking for dedicated volunteers.

Hundreds of volunteers across Canada are working to educate all eligible U.S. voters on their right to vote and how to get their ballots to vote in every election. That includes Canadians who were born in the U.S. and those born in Canada to an American parent(s), who therefore have the right to vote. Americans living in Canada CAN and DO deliver the difference in close elections.

Go to today to register for your ballot – every year.

Past DA-V events include the Women's Marches and March for Our Lives at Jack Poole Plaza, Fourth of July picnics, Thanksgiving dinners, US tax seminars, voter registration events, and pub nights. Check our Events and News pages for information and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay informed on upcoming events, voter information, and the latest news impacting Americans living abroad. 

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Vancouver, please contact us.

Democratically yours,

Jennifer Phillips, Chapter Chair
Democrats Abroad - Vancouver

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DA Vancouver Leadership:

Jennifer Phillips
| Vancouver Chapter Chair
Susan Brennan
| Canada Membership Secretary | DPCA Voting Rep | Immediate Past Chair, Vancouver Chapter
Darius Pruss
| Vice Chair, Vancouver Chapter | DPCA Voting Representative
Laura Mason
| Secretary, Vancouver Chapter
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  • News

    DA Vancover – Annual General Meeting 2023


    Democrats Abroad Vancouver will be electing a new Executive Committee of the Board of DA Vancouver at our March 19, 2023 Annual General Meeting which will be held on Zoom this year.

    Nominations should be sent to [email protected] and received by midnight, February 2, 2023. Note that nominations may be made from the floor at the AGM in the event there is no nomination for a position.

    To nominate yourself or others, please include an accompanying letter of no more than 500 words stating the nominee's qualifications, experience, and reason for seeking the office. In addition, the letter must include a confirmation from the nominee that they are: (1) a bona fide US citizen residing in Canada; (2) a member of Democrats Abroad and of the DA-Van chapter; and (3) that they will adhere to the principles of the Democratic Party of the United States and Democrats Abroad.

    All nominations should be directed to the nominations committee. The nominations committee includes:

    • Pat Fournier, DA Vancouver Treasurer
    • Rachel Eugster, DPCA Voting Rep/Co-Chair, Canada's Capital Region
    • David Hoyt, DA Vancouver Member and Past Board Member


    March 19, 2023 at 3:00pm - 5pm Pacific Time (US & Canada)
    Vancouver, BC

    Here are brief descriptions of the positions as laid out in the DA-Van bylaws.



    The Chair shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the association, shall call and preside at all general meetings of members as well as of the Executive Committee and shall have responsibility for all activities approved by the organization. The Chair represents and is the spokesperson for DA-Van. The Chair may designate and remove additional spokesperson or spokespersons at their discretion. The Chair has full access to necessary documentation, including but not limited to minutes of all meetings, and all files and administrative records of the organization, including financial statements.

    Vice Chair

    In the absence of the Chair, the Vice Chair shall call and preside at general meetings of members and of the Executive Committee, with a vote on the Executive Committee. The Vice Chair shall work with the Chair to ensure that all responsibilities approved by and on behalf of the organization are supervised and executed appropriately. The Vice Chair shall have the same powers as the Chair insofar as meetings are concerned and where the Chair is not present. Where designated by the Chair, the Vice Chair may act in the Chair’s stead in other matters. The Vice Chair automatically becomes Chair in the event of the loss of the Chair.

    The Vice Chair shall be opposite in gender to the Chair.

    General Secretary

    The General Secretary shall record and file minutes of all meetings and shall keep all such files and administrative records of the organization. Minutes of all meetings shall be sent to the Executive Committee once forwarded to the Chair and / or Vice Chair (in instances of absence by the Chair). At the next regular meeting of the Executive Committee, Executive members will accept the Minutes either as presented or amended, subject to quorum requirements.


    The Treasurer shall manage the finances of the chapter, create and maintain financial reports, manage the DA-Van bank account, and maintain such financial reports as may be required by law. The Treasurer and Chair have signing authority for the DAC-V bank account. The Treasurer shall prepare and present to the Annual General Meeting of DA-Van a yearly Statement of Income and Expenses.

    Community Outreach Secretary

    The Development and Community Outreach Secretary plans and hosts the three DA-Van standing social events - Thanksgiving (fall), AGM (winter) and Fourth of July (summer), and any other social events of DA-Van. The Development and Community Outreach Secretary also develops relationships in the wider community beyond Democrats Abroad Vancouver, such as developing service projects in the local community. The Development and Community Outreach Secretary may form and head a committee of members interested in volunteering for social and outreach events pertaining to Democrats Abroad.

    Policy Secretary

    The Policy Secretary advises the general membership, through the Executive Committee, on US policy matters from our unique perspective as Americans abroad. The Policy Secretary also recommends opportunities for general membership to participate in U.S. policy-related discussions and activities. The Policy Secretary may form and head a committee of members interested in volunteering for policy pertaining to Democrats Abroad.

    Communications Secretary

    The Communications Secretary holds full responsibility for strategy and execution of all media contact, plus advertising, and reporting through its Committee Chair to the Executive Committee, who must ratify any strategies executed. The Communications Secretary may form and head a committee of members interested in volunteering for communications pertaining to Democrats Abroad.


    Any questions regarding these elections should be directed to the Chair of DA Vancouver. All nominations should be directed to the nominations committee


    DA Vancouver's Annual General Meeting
    Time: Mar 19, 2023 03:00 PM Vancouver

    Meeting ID: 844 9760 1139
    Passcode: 961404
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    Call for DA Canada Board Candidates!


    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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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 02:00 PM Time · 62 rsvps
    Zoom in Mississauga, ON, Canada

    DA Canada Annual General Meeting and Elections for 2023-2025 Term

    Democrats Abroad Canada Notice of 2023 Annual General Meeting
    Sunday, March 26th, 2 pm ET / 11 am PT on Zoom

    We invite you to join us for a celebration of the fantastic work of 100s of volunteers across Canada and around the world in 2022, hear reports, hold elections  and welcome our newly elected leaders, and enjoy our special guests! A zoom l ink will be emailed in your RSVP confirmation email.

    Democrats Abroad Global Chair, Candice Kerestan, will speak on the important impact of OUR VOTES on the historic midterm election results!  

    Agenda for the Annual General Meeting:

    Guest Speaker: Candice Kerestan
    Approval of the 2022 Minutes
    Treasurer's Report
    Reports on 2022 Activities, Committees and Caucuses

    The meeting will then be turned over to the Nominations and Elections Committee to give election results and accept nominations for vacant positions.

    Election Information and Candidate Statements 

    Please CLICK HERE to view the Candidate Statements and the complete election information. 

    This year, voting will be taking place electronically, and the Nominations and Elections Committee will circulate ballots in advance of the AGM. Keep an eye out in your email for your Ballot, which will be sent out by March 5, 2023.

    Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM! And please be sure to vote when you receive your ballot.