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Efforts underway to help people living with epilepsy affected by Alberta wildfire

May 12, 2016

By Deron Hamel Edmonton Epilepsy Association is part of a consolidated emergency support team to help people displaced by the wildfire that continues to impact northern Alberta, near the town of Fort McMurray. The agency has been finding accommodation in private homes for people with epilepsy and their families since the town was evacuated May…

Celebrating Purple Day at Queen’s Park

March 23, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario will be acknowledging Purple Day by distributing purple ribbons to MPPs on March 24 and attending a session at Queen’s Park, where representatives from the Liberal, NDP and Progressive Conservative parties will read member statements focused on epilepsy awareness. 2014 Purple Day Website poster Purple Day is honoured annually by…

Epilepsy Ottawa investing in the future to better serve its community

March 10, 2016

Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ottawa is working to strengthen the agency to enhance its sustainability to better serve the thousands of people living with a seizure disorder in the Ottawa region and their families. Diversifying the agency’s funding model, building upon strengths in its volunteer program and supporting ongoing initiatives are some of the ways Epilepsy…

9-year-old Miah Wheadon getting ready to raise epilepsy awareness ahead of Purple Day

February 25, 2016

By Deron Hamel Purple Day is just around the corner, and one nine-year-old girl and her mother in a small northern Ontario community are gearing up for their annual drive to raise epilepsy awareness. For the past few years, Grade 4 student Miah Wheadon and her mother, Gina, have approached local businesses in Manitouwadge, Ont.…