Epilepsy Ontario marked the completion of its Ontario Trillium Foundation funded project, From Isolation to Inclusion, with an open house on April 27th, displaying many of the resources and videos that the project helped create. Local MPP Gila Martow attended the event and spoke to the impact the funding has made.
“I am pleased to see that Epilepsy Ontario has used their Trillium Grant to advocate on behalf of families in our community”, said Gila Martow, MPP for Thornhill. “The awareness and resources they provide helps promote independence and an optimal quality of life for people with seizure disorders.”
The From Isolation to Inclusion project worked to coordinate and develop resources from Ontario’s Community Epilepsy Agencies, including educational videos demonstrating different seizures types and how to respond appropriately, print materials for managing different aspects of epilepsy and how to assist someone having a seizure, and professional development resources for staff across the province.
“This Ontario Trillium Foundation project has helped create resources that Community Epilepsy Agencies throughout Ontario can use to support people living with seizures and educate the public” said Paul Raymond, CEO of Epilepsy Ontario. “These innovative and accessible materials are making a real difference in epilepsy education and support across the province.
The From Isolation to Inclusion project has been rolled out across the province and materials are being utilized by Ontario’s 13 Community Epilepsy Agencies to provide epilepsy education and support programs.
An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities. www.otf.ca
For more information contact:
Drew Woodley, Director of Government Relations, Epilepsy Ontario, [email protected]