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Advocates encouraged by gov’t response to Epilepsy Awareness Month

March 28, 2013

Representatives from epilepsy support agencies say they’re encouraged by the reception their advocacy work with government officials received this month, and hope their colleagues provincewide will continue talking with politicians about the epilepsy community’s needs after March 31. March is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and leaders from within the epilepsy community have been meeting with politicians…

KPMG hosting lunch-and-learn to raise epilepsy awareness

March 21, 2013

Business advisory firm KPMG’s downtown Toronto office is hosting an employee lunch-and-learn March 22 to raise awareness of epilepsy and arm people with the knowledge necessary to foster conversations about seizure disorders. This is one example of what private industry is doing in recognition of Epilepsy Awareness Month. The event is being organized by KPMG’s…

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…