Epilepsy Ontario is here to support people living with epilepsy, their families and the communities where they work, play and live. In communities across Ontario, our affiliated agency volunteers and staff provide information, support, educational events and other resources for people living with epilepsy and their families and work to change government practices.
This work is supported by donors, event participants, corporate sponsors, volunteers and staff. You can be part of this dynamic group of Ontarians by getting involved and raising awareness for epilepsy in one of the following ways:
Participate in our Epilepsy Ontario Events:
Moon Over Miami Boat Cruise 2014 Sailed to Success
Epilepsy Ontario launched the inaugural Moon Over Miami Boat Cruise fundraising event on June 17, 2014. The night definitely started off with a ‘tropical’ bang as the thunderstorm swept over Toronto Harbour, but then the sun burst through the clouds and it turned out to be a beautiful night for a harbour cruise.
Fifty guests enjoyed the view, the music, and the food, all while raising money for Epilepsy Ontario’s Summerfest camp program. Attendees gave generously through the 50/50 draw and there was even a bit of a tussle in the final few seconds at the silent auction table! All in all, a great success!
Richardson Charity Golf Tournament
Calling all golfers! If mentions of the golf course have your hands itching for your clubs, then Epilepsy Ontario has the event for you. You can play your best game of golf and show your support for Ontario’s epilepsy community at the same time!
This charity golf tournament has been an annual event since 2006. With every year comes the promise of fantastic prizes, raffles and of course a great game of golf in the summer sun.
OBCL Epilepsy Scholarships
Are you a student living with epilepsy? Are you between the ages of 16 and 29? If you answered yes, you could be eligible for an OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship of up to $1,000!
Osler Business Consulting Limited has graciously funded the scholarship awards since 2006. Every year, students have wowed us with their ambitious goals and perseverance to prove they can overcome the challenges of epilepsy.
Purple Day – March 26
Mark your calendars for March 26. Purple Day is the nationally recognized day of epilepsy awareness in Canada. This is your chance to spread the word about the seizure disorder that affects one in 100 Canadians.
Beginning as the dream of a nine-year-old girl in Nova Scotia, Purple Day has now taken the world by storm with supporters on every continent. Put on the purple this March and join the movement to bring epilepsy out of the shadows!
Run for Epilepsy
A father-daughter team from Thunder Bay is making waves with their self-started fundraising campaign, Run for Epilepsy. Beginning as a Facebook event in 2011, Katie and Trevor Lewis have since attracted supporters from cities all across Ontario and outside the province as well.
Since September 2011, Katie and her father have been running marathons to raise money for Epilepsy Ontario and encouraging others to do the same. Their motivation behind this endeavour is a powerful one – Katie’s own triumph over epilepsy.
2013 – Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
For all roadrunners with a need for speed, now is your chance to bring epilepsy out of the shadows! The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is an annual event with thousands of participants.
This year, Epilepsy Ontario is partnering with Epilepsy York and Simcoe County to raise funds and awareness through this exciting race. Interested? Join our team to run (or walk!) with us! Make a pledge donation to show your support without even breaking a sweat!
Summerfest Summer Camp
Why not send your child to camp this summer? Epilepsy Ontario is working with Camp Couchiching in Longford Mills to provide a safe camp experience for kids with epilepsy. At Summerfest, each child has access to the nursing care s/he requires at all times, so parents can relax and let kids be kids!
If your child has epilepsy, now is the time to give them the full camp experience. Whether they’re sitting around the campfire or building lasting friendships, make this summer one to remember with Summerfest!
More Fundraising Events
- June 1 2013 – Kinettes Delhi – KIN you dance til Midnight event! Kinettes Delhi is hosting a dance-a-thon in support of Epilepsy Ontario Summerfest Camp! Click here for details.
- Hamilton family raises $2,000 for Epilepsy Ontario – The Boucher-Rosses found inspiration in the youngest member of their family to spread the word about epilepsy.
- LCBO Coin Box Donation Program – The LCBO has been kind enough to host a coin box donation program for us.
- Elisa’s Camino Walk for Epilepsy Ontario – One of our own board members made the pilgrimage from France to Spain to raise money and awareness for Epilepsy Ontario.