Epilepsy Ontario asking for consistent legislation to protect students with chronic conditions

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Ontario needs consistent legislation to ensure a safer public-school system for children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma and diabetes. This was Epilepsy Ontario executive director Rozalyn … Continue Reading →


Momentum around Purple Day growing at Queen’s Park

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Engaging MPPs at Queen’s Park on Purple Day is paying off for Epilepsy Ontario, as evidenced by feedback the organization is getting from government officials. Epilepsy Ontario representatives … Continue Reading →


Agencies buzzing with activity to honour Purple Day

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Epilepsy support agencies across Ontario are gearing up for Purple Day, the annual international event aimed at raising epilepsy awareness. Recognized every March 26, Purple Day was launched … Continue Reading →


Mother calls for more action to develop mandatory drug-shortage database

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When Diana went to fill her daughter’s clobazam prescription last week, she was in for a big surprise when the pharmacy told her it couldn’t supply her with … Continue Reading →


Want more epilepsy information? Then this is the webinar for you

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Suzanne Nurse says she hopes a March 20 Epilepsy Ontario webinar will provide people with a better understanding of what epilepsy is. Nurse, an epilepsy information specialist who … Continue Reading →


OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards are back — and you can apply now

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Are you a student living with epilepsy entering your first year of university in September? If so, you have an opportunity to apply for an OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship … Continue Reading →


Seizure response dogs ensuring safety, providing companionship

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While guide dogs assisting people with visual impairment have been around hundreds of years, it’s only been in the past three decades that people with epilepsy have discovered … Continue Reading →


Celebrate Purple Day 2014 – Show the world your support!

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  Epilepsy does not discriminate!  No one is immune. In Ontario 65, 000 people are living with Epilepsy and every year over 6,000 people learn they have the … Continue Reading →


Clobazam still available but shortage is a concern

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Epilepsy Ontario has learned of a potential clobazam shortage. While there is a supply of clobazam in the market across Ontario and Canada, some pharmacies are reporting shortages … Continue Reading →