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Epilepsy Advocacy and Human Rights

Provincial Budget

January 15, 2019

In Ontario, 95,000 people live with epilepsy, and every year thousands of them make unnecessary trips to the Emergency Room, adding to the province’s Hallway Healthcare crisis and costing the healthcare system millions of dollars. It doesn’t need to be this way. Epilepsy Ontario’s has sent a pre-budget submission to the provincial government, asking for $11 million…

Action Day 2017 will focus on need for gov’t to translate evidence into practice

February 9, 2017

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is focusing this year’s Epilepsy Action Day at Queen’s Park on the need to standardize care for people with epilepsy across Ontario through dissemination and implementation of the province’s clinical epilepsy guidelines, as well as explaining what the guidelines mean for patients and doctors. This year’s Epilepsy Action Day is…

Mother educates school on epilepsy guide dogs after misunderstanding

April 17, 2014

When Suzy Cornish’s daughter Ashley, accompanied by her epilepsy guide dog, recently went to a Kitchener school to pick up the son of a family friend, she was met by a teacher who told her she couldn’t enter the school with a dog. Ashley explaining to the teacher that her dog, Flicka, was not a…