Welcome to Democrats Abroad Victoria!

BC legislature

DA Victoria and the Islands (DAVI) is a chapter of DA Canada, the official country committee for US Democrats living in Canada.

We reach out to US citizens to encourage them to vote in US elections by helping them register to vote and keeping them informed on issues important to all of us. We also have lots of opportunities for anyone who wants to volunteer to help with our Get Out the Vote efforts!

Past DAVI events include the Women's Marches at Centennial Square, Tax Seminars, Fourth of July parties, Thanksgiving dinners, Election and Debate Watch parties, voter registration events, and pub meet-ups.

Please check our Events page and News page for more information about these events as well as notices of future events.

We also post voter and event information as well as current political news on social media. Please follow our Facebook page and SHARE the information!

If you have questions or would like to help with Democrats Abroad in Victoria and the Islands, please contact us at:


DA Victoria Leadership:

Heidi Burch
| Global GOTV Chair/DA Canada Victoria Chapter Chair/ DA Canada DPCA Voting Representative
James Ham
| Vice Chair - DA Canada Victoria Chapter
Patricia Kostek
| Member at Large - DA Canada Victoria Chapter
Giles Hogya
| Member at Large - DA Canada Victoria Chapter, Past Chapter Chair / Past Country Chair
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  • News

    United States Pop-Up Consulate in Victoria on November 14, 2019

    The U.S. Consulate General Vancouver will host a traveling “Pop-Up Consulate” for American Citizens Services at the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library on Thursday November 14th from 9 am to 12 pm.

    Consulate staff at the venue will accept passport and Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications and provide notarial services. Please note that all services require an appointment and a fee.

    **Email by Wednesday November 13th, for appointments and questions.

    DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2019

    TIME: 9 am - 12 pm

    LOCATION: Victoria Library, Central Branch: 735 Broughton St [MAP]

    PARKING: Available in Broughton St Parkade (under Library)

    To receive updates for future Pop-up Consulates and other Consulate information, be sure to follow the US Consulate's Facebook page at

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    Women’s March Canada - Victoria 2019

    Please join the Democrats Abroad Victoria and the Islands Chapter as we march in support of women! Let's help pass the ERA, raise consciousness to stop violence against women, and vote in one of the most important elections of our lifetimes!

    DATE:  Saturday, January 19th

    TIME:  11:00am to 12:30pm

    PLACE:  BC Legislature, 501 Belleville St [MAP]

    *Meet at the statute on the corner of Belleville and Government Sts--you'll see us holding DA and VoteFromAbroad signs.

    For more information about Women's March Canada - Victoria Chapter, please see their website at:

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    Upcoming Events

    Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 05:00 PM · 3 rsvps
    Carlton House of Oak Bay, Oak Room in Victoria, BC, Canada

    December Presidential Primary Debate Watch

    Please come join us to watch the upcoming Democratic Presidential Primary Debate on Thursday, December 19th

    We’re back at the Carlton House in Oak Bay for another great Democratic Debate! Please come to hear from the candidates for the Democratic nomination for President--and what you can do to Get Out the Vote for an overwhelming Democratic victory in the all-important 2020 Elections!

    DATE: Thurs, December 19, 2019

    TIME: 4:30pm - 7:00pm (Debate starts at 5pm)

    PLACE:  Carlton House of Oak Bay
       2080 Oak Bay Ave, at Elgin Road (MAP)
       Street parking, free after 5pm

    RSVP below please!

    Coffee, tea and light snacks will be available. And please feel free to bring goodies to share!

    Cash donations are always greatly appreciated and all funds collected will be used for our Get Out the Vote initiatives! (Please Note: DAVI may only accept cash donations from US citizens)

    Looking forward to seeing you!