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:
Shaken, Not Stirred Gala
Purchase a ticket to our special gala, Shaken, Not Stirred! This special event, hosted by Epilepsy Ontario and EPLink, is a spy-themed gala to help fund EPLINK Research and Epilepsy Ontario Resources. Click here for more.
2016 Summerfest Photo Gallery
Thank you all to those who attended the 2016 Summerfest event! The photo gallery is now live for your viewing pleasure.
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2015 Summerfest Photo Gallery
Thank you all to those who attended the 2015 Summerfest: Sail Away event! The photo gallery is now available for your viewing pleasure.
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Summerfest: Sail Away
Imagine an evening sailing on Lake Ontario with the lights of the Toronto skyline twinkling in the distance. Kick off the summer in style while raising funds to send children with epilepsy to summer camp!
Epilepsy Ontario’s annual fundraiser Summerfest: Sail Away Fundraising Event and make a child’s dream come true.
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.
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.
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!
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- 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.