Mandatory drug-shortage reporting a good start, but don’t stop there: Daryl Yeo

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Daryl Yeo recalls the day in January 2013 when he learned of a clobazam shortage from an Epilepsy Ontario newsletter and had to contact his daughter, Lindsay, to … Continue Reading →


Amherstburg mother a true champion of epilepsy awareness

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Deanna Sinasac has worked tirelessly to raise epilepsy awareness in Amherstburg, Ont., especially among students and staff at her daughter’s primary school. Her daughter, Alexis, is a Grade … Continue Reading →


Pharma companies will be federally mandated to report drug shortages

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The federal government announced Feb. 10 that Canadian pharmaceutical companies must post all actual and anticipated medication shortages in coming months, a move that is welcomed by the … Continue Reading →


Surgery helps Steve Rutledge celebrate 25 years of being seizure-free

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Sept. 4, 1990 is a day that’s etched into Steve Rutledge’s memory. This was the day Rutledge received neurosurgery to address his epilepsy. It was a day that … Continue Reading →


Neurosurgery gives Cathleen Townsend’s life a ‘360-degree change’

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One year ago at this time, Cathleen Townsend was having up to 15 seizures per day. Then she had life-changing surgery last April. She’s not had a seizure … Continue Reading →


Sharing your story about epilepsy can make a difference

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One of the great things about having the Voices of Epilepsy news program is that Epilepsy Ontario can help people share their inspirational stories about how they’ve conquered … Continue Reading →


Weekend exhibit will raise awareness of epilepsy and brain research

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Epilepsy Ontario, Epilepsy Toronto and Epilepsy Durham Region are collaborating this weekend to bring an interactive display about epilepsy to BRAINFest, a family-friendly celebration of brain research at … Continue Reading →


2014 sees gains made in epilepsy research

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The past 12 months have seen significant gains made in epilepsy research, with many studies offering newfound hope for people living with seizure disorders. Genomic testing At the … Continue Reading →


Epilepsy Ontario sees another year of successful advocacy

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Advocacy was once again a strong point for Epilepsy Ontario in 2014, with the organization playing a leading role in furthering awareness of the issues facing people living … Continue Reading →