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Epilepsy and the Law

Putting Epilepsy Programs in Provincial Budget

February 22, 2018

Epilepsy Ontario has sent the provincial government recommendations on how to improve the lives of people with epilepsy, by funding community education and support programs at Community Epilepsy Agencies, as part of this year’s budget consultation. Click here to send a short message of support to the Health and Finance Ministers. While Epilepsy Ontario and…

Video helping law enforcement assess seizure disorders slated to be ready for Purple Day

December 7, 2012

Police officer Marcel Allen is hoping a video he’s working on for the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) will help police officers nationwide better assess situations when approaching people who have gone into seizure. Since last speaking to the Voices of Epilepsy in March, Allen has been busy working on the video, which contains several…

Do you know your rights?

August 18, 2011

March, 2007 For immediate release Do you know your rights? 1% of the population of Ontario has epilepsy. We are aware that people with epilepsy continue to be discriminated against and are forced into social isolation. We have chosen lavender as a flower and colour since the lavender flower is traditionally associated with solitude, symbolizing…