Important Survey: People with epilepsy asked to share their perspectives on treatments


Epilepsy Ontario is inviting adults living with epilepsy, or caregivers of people living with the condition, to participate in a survey about their experiences with epilepsy as well … Continue Reading →

Epilepsy Ontario, long-term care providers collaborating to enhance resident care


Two long-term care providers have agreed to assist Epilepsy Ontario with a survey to help determine caregivers’ knowledge of seizure disorders. The intent is to gain a better … Continue Reading →

Epilepsy Ontario launches exciting crowdsourcing initiative


Epilepsy Ontario has launched a crowdsourcing initiative to raise money in support of epilepsy awareness, and those who donate will have their name seen by millions of people. … Continue Reading →

Epilepsy changed student’s life but didn’t take it over


It was the summer of 2012 and Elizabeth Paley was at a camp with two friends. She was expecting to have a fun time, but things changed. “Little … Continue Reading →

Student gains strength from experience with epilepsy


Life for Samantha Hetherington changed on Nov. 11, 2011, when the then-15-year-old woke up on the floor of the living room in her family’s house, surrounded by paramedics, … Continue Reading → hosting family retreat to increase community spirit

250, a grassroots organization of family members, friends and caregivers of people living with a Dravet spectrum disorder, is gearing up for a family retreat it’s organizing Sept. … Continue Reading →

Lia Turner says epilepsy ‘changed my life for the better’


Seventeen-year-old Lia Turner was diagnosed with epilepsy seven years ago. Although living with a seizure disorder has had an impact on her life, it has never stopped her … Continue Reading →

Student turning epilepsy diagnosis into a positive experience to help others


Suzanne McGuire’s life changed on Oct. 26, 2009. That afternoon, the St. Catharines native was writing her fourth-year biomechanics midterm exam at Brock University when she suddenly woke … Continue Reading →

Heather Girardin one step closer to dream with help of scholarship


A $1,000 OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship is moving Heather Girardin one step closer to her dream of becoming a registered practical nurse (RPN). Heather, who lives in London, Ont., … Continue Reading →

President of Canadian Medication Association speaks about the drug shortages in Canada


  Canadian Medical Association President, Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, highlights the serious implications and effects on people’s lives when epilepsy medications are not available. You can see the … Continue Reading →