Meet Anita

Anita's office is located at 1315 Richmond road (unit 8) in the strip mall near Lincoln Fields shopping centre. 

Phone: 613-990-7720


Staff are available to assist you weekdays 10:00-4:00pm, or see this website for Anita's weekly drop-in hours if you would like a private conversation directly with your MP.

Friday night coffee with Anita!

Every Friday from 5:30-6:30pm Anita hosts a "mini-town hall" coffee meeting at Algonquin College. Join her at the "AC Hub" on the second floor of the Student Commons building (above Starbucks).

Parking is free after 5pm in Lot 8. 

About Anita

Anita Vandenbeld is the Member of Parliament for Ottawa West – Nepean, Chair of the Parliamentary Women’s Caucus and an international expert on democracy and human rights.

As a senior advisor to the United Nations, Anita travelled the globe and learned first-hand the immeasurable value of our Canadian democracy. In her work with the UN, she also managed a global online network to promote women’s political rights and participation around the world, called, which operates in four languages with staff on five continents.

She is a recipient of the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal for her work in Kosovo, and a contributing author to the Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements. She is also a board member with the Parliamentary Centre, a Canadian, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to strengthening parliaments around the world.

Anita sits on the Standing Committee on the Status of Women.  She chaired the Special Committee on Pay Equity. Previously Anita was a member of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.