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Supporting Agencies (International)

Winning Miss Canada title is helping Christine Jamieson raise epilepsy awareness

April 1, 2019

By Deron Hamel When she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 16, Christine Jamieson says she never could have imagined that one day she would be crowned Miss Canada. But that’s exactly what happened. Christine recently won the Miss Canada pageant, competing against 36 contestants in Montreal for the title. She’s hoping her story will inspire…

Epilepsy Awareness Month sparking a social-media frenzy

March 21, 2019

By Deron Hamel Businesses and municipalities across Ontario are getting involved with Epilepsy Awareness Month, and Trevor Gordon is promoting their activities, encouraging dialogue about epilepsy and prompting people to help spread the word about a condition that affects one in every 100 Canadians. Trevor, Epilepsy Ontario’s manager of social media platforms, says he’s seeing…

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…

Two women launch epilepsy awareness campaign in Sudbury

March 19, 2018

With no epilepsy support centre in town, Leslie Moutsatsos and Jenny Lamothe want to build support for Epilepsy Awareness Month By Deron Hamel March is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and with no epilepsy support centre in Greater Sudbury, Leslie Moutsatsos and Jenny Lamothe have taken it upon themselves to create a campaign to raise awareness of…