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Voices of Epilepsy

Provincial Budget Update

March 29, 2018

Epilepsy Ontario is disappointed to see no dedicated funding for epilepsy education and support programs in this year’s provincial budget announcement. Epilepsy Ontario and Community Epilepsy Agencies across the province have pushed to include core program funding as part of this year’s budget. The need for education and support program funding was the key message…

The “Rhiannon” Project

March 23, 2018

by Sean O’Malley Last year on Purple Day, Epilepsy Ontario announced it was funding the first research clinical study in Canada to look at the intriguing possibility that music therapy could play a role in seizure reduction. With Purple Day upon us again, that study, conducted at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre at Toronto Western Hospital,…

Two women launch epilepsy awareness campaign in Sudbury

March 19, 2018

With no epilepsy support centre in town, Leslie Moutsatsos and Jenny Lamothe want to build support for Epilepsy Awareness Month By Deron Hamel March is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and with no epilepsy support centre in Greater Sudbury, Leslie Moutsatsos and Jenny Lamothe have taken it upon themselves to create a campaign to raise awareness of…

Epilepsy Ontario and SUDEP Aware make recommendations to the OHIP + program

February 13, 2018

Hon. Eric Hoskins Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 10th Floor, Hepburn Block 80 Grosvenor Street Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C4 February 13th, 2018 Dear Minister Hoskins, We are writing regarding the implementation of OHIP+ and the impact of certain regulations on patients living with epilepsy. While Epilepsy Ontario and SUDEP Aware welcome the implementation of…