Epilepsy York Region

An Independent Partner Agency with Epilepsy Ontario

About Us

Epilepsy York Region is a non-profit, community-based, multi-service agency. Founded in 1988, it now provides support, education and advocacy to an estimated 7,300 to 14,600 people with epilepsy and their families in York Region.

Our organization is here because we strongly believe that we can make positive changes and provide a supportive environment for those living with epilepsy and seizure disorders.

We believe that we can achieve the support needed through our efforts of public education and awareness.

We recognize the need to reduce every kind of isolation or stigma and provide opportunities for people with this condition to stay in the mainstream, learn how to self advocate, learn what good medical care consists of, and what their treatment options are.

We feel strongly about giving them opportunities to meet and support one another and achieve an increased level of control of already compromised lives.

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday, 10am – 4pm


Claudia Cozza, Executive Director

Paige Jemmett, Director of Social Services

Tina Ng, Office & Media Administrator

Jo-Ann Spadacini, Bookeeper


To see a full list of services and programs, visit the Epilepsy York Region programs page.

  • Presentations
  • Peer to Peer Support
  • Resource Centre
  • Information & Referral
  • Monthly Members’ Updates
  • Penmore Financial Child and Youth with Epilepsy Awards
  • New Horizons Seniors’ Project
  • Youth and Epilepsy