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

Email: anita.vandenbeld@parl.gc.ca

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). Bring her your ideas, solutions and questions!

For more information on Anita's coffee hour please call our constituency office at 613-990-7720

Free parking is available in Lot 4 (click here for the campus parking map).

About Anita

Anita Vandenbeld is the Member of Parliament for Ottawa West–Nepean and an international expert on democracy and human rights.

As a senior advisor to the United Nations, Anita Vandenbeld 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, called iKNOWpolitics.org, which operates in four languages with staff on five continents. She has lived and worked around the world, most notably with OSCE in Bosnia–Herzegovina and Kosovo; with UNDP in Bangladesh; and as Resident Director for NDI in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Immediately prior to running for office she was based with the Democratic Governance Group of the United Nations Development Programme in New York. 

Anita Vandenbeld 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 also served as a board member with the Parliamentary Centre, a Canadian, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to strengthening parliaments around the world.

Anita Vandenbeld chairs the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights and sits on the Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee and the Committee on Access to Information, Privacy, and Ethics. In the past, Anita chaired the Special Committee on Pay Equity and served on the Procedure and House Affairs Committee and Status of Women Committee.

From 2015 to September 2018 Anita Vandenbeld chaired the Parliamentary Women's Caucus. She is also the founding chair of the All-Party Democracy Caucus.