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

    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 06:00 PM · $15.00 CAD · 31 rsvps
    Royal Victoria Yacht Club in Victoria, BC, Canada


    DAVI invites you to attend the Tax & Investment Update for 2020! Get informed about changes to tax laws affecting US citizens living abroad.

    Our tax seminars are always well-attended by our members and seating is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. To register, please click "RSVP" button below.


     $15 per person--OR--bring a friend $25 for two
     Collected the door


     Tuesday, January 28, 2020


     6 – 8 PM


     Royal Victoria Yacht Club

     3475 Ripon Road, Victoria 


     Free parking available on-site



    Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served.

    All donations are used for our Get Out the Vote initiatives.
    Please Note: DAVI may only accept cash donations from US citizens

    The goal of our Annual Tax Seminar is to help answer your questions so that you are able to make your own decisions concerning these important matters. DAVI does not provide tax advice.

    We will also be providing assistance for anyone needing help filling out the form to register to vote or to request their ballot for 2020! Please let us know when you email to RSVP or inquire when you check in.

    We hope you can attend our seminar and bring a fellow U.S. citizen with you -- regardless of political affiliation.

    Democratically yours,
    DAVI Chapter

    Heidi Burch, Chair
    Jim Ham, Vice-Chair
    Jon Scheer, Treasurer
    Jena Magnus, Secretary
    Patricia Kostek, Member-at-Large
    Penny Hocking, Member-at-Large
    Giles Hogya, Member-at-Large
    Sandi Jones, Communications/Social Media Coordinator