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Voices of Epilepsy

Gov’t needs to take a proactive response to stem drug shortages: Epilepsy Ontario

May 19, 2016

By Deron Hamel One of the greatest frustrations Epilepsy Ontario deals with during shortages of seizure-control medications is when impending drug shortages are identified but Health Canada and the provincial drug programs do nothing to try to prevent them, says Suzanne Nurse. Nurse, Epilepsy Ontario’s director of information and client services, says that 2016 has…

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…

This year’s Summerfest Sail Away expected to be the largest yet

May 5, 2016

By Deron Hamel The third annual Summerfest Sail Away Cruise is expected be the event’s largest gathering yet, with organizers anticipating more than 75 people coming aboard to sail the coast of Lake Ontario on June 10. The cruise raises money each year to help send children living with epilepsy to Summerfest Camp if their…