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

    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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    CANCELLED! U.S. Pop-Up Consulate in Victoria on January 17, 2019 has been cancelled

    Due to the longest U.S. Government shutdown in history, the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver has cancelled the "Pop-Up" Consulate scheduled for January 17, 2019 in Victoria, BC. 

    If you had, or need, an appointment with the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver, please contact the American Citizens Services Unit after funding has resumed for more information. The email address is: or the phone number 1-604-685-4311 ext. 340. Or visit their website at

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 04:30 PM · 24 rsvps
    Carlton House of Oak Bay, Oak Room in Victoria, BC, Canada

    October Presidential Primary Debate Watch

    Join DAVI once again at the Carlton House for the October Democratic Presidential Primary Debate! RSVP below.

    The next Democratic Primary Debate will feature 12 candidates all on one night. This could be the last appearance for some candidates as the requirements to participate in the November debate will tighten. Come hear the candidates who are vying for your vote to beat Trump and become the next President!

    DATE: Tuesday, October 15, 2019

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

    PLACE: Carlton House of Oak Bay, Oak Room

    2080 Oak Bay Ave (MAP)
    Street parking, free after 5pm

    RSVP below!

    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)

    Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:00 AM · 5 rsvps
    Private Home in Victoria, BC, Canada

    Live Phonebanking Training Session

    Live Phonebanking Training: Thursday, October 17th

    Want to help Democrats win the upcoming elections? Come learn how to use DA’s free-for-you online system to call other DA members to urge them to request their ballots and VOTE! 

    Phonebanking is DA’s most effective way to get out the vote! You’ll be calling other DA members--motivated Democratic voters who appreciate the outreach. And you don’t have to be a voting expert, the script provides all the information you need. 

    If you want to get started right away, we have online training materials at

    Or if you’d prefer to learn phonebanking and make calls with a group of friends, come to our Live Phonebanking training! Please RSVP below.

    DATE: Thursday, October 17, 2019

    TIME: 10:00 am to 12 Noon

    PLACE: Private home in Fairfield area (details to be provided upon RSVP)

    Please RSVP below!

    What you’ll need to bring to the training:

    • Computer or other devices with internet access--including Android tablets (sorry, cell phones and iPads don't work with the system)

    • Chrome Browser (we can help you download it)  

    • Headphones or earbuds (to reduce noise during calls)