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Voices of Epilepsy

Epilepsy Ontario participating in Giving Tuesday

November 19, 2015

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is registered for Giving Tuesday, an annual, online charitable event where people can donate to a myriad of not-for-profit organizations that help make a difference in people’s lives. Giving Tuesday is on Dec. 1. This is the first year Epilepsy Ontario has participated in Giving Tuesday, a new charitable movement…

Epilepsy Action Day has evolved from an advocacy event to a strategic one

November 13, 2015

By Deron Hamel TORONTO – Epilepsy Action Day has come a long way since 2009, when representatives from Ontario’s epilepsy support agencies began joining advocates from other epilepsy organizations at Queen’s Park to set up information booths, says Paul Raymond. Raymond, Epilepsy Ontario’s executive director, notes that during the past five years Epilepsy Action Day…

Action Day delegates sent message to MPPs, but dialogue needs to continue

November 5, 2015

By Deron Hamel TORONTO – Lynn Zeppieri says the greatest success she experienced at this year’s Epilepsy Action Day was helping MPPs and policy makers see the extent to which epilepsy affects Ontarians and helping them understand the need for interventions to minimize the impact of seizure disorders. Zeppieri, the president of Epilepsy Peterborough and…

Action Day got message across to MPPs that ‘epilepsy matters’: Paul Raymond

October 29, 2015

By Deron Hamel TORONTO – This year’s Epilepsy Action Day successfully sent a message to Ontario’s MPPs and policy makers that “epilepsy matters and people with epilepsy matter,” says Paul Raymond, Epilepsy Ontario’s executive director. About 30 people representing epilepsy agencies across Ontario were at Queen’s Park on Oct. 27 for Epilepsy Action Day, an…