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Ottawa police honouring Purple Day for first time

March 21, 2012

Incident involving an officer with epilepsy was the catalyst for raising awareness within police force Deron Hamel On Aug. 8, 2010, Marcel Allen, an off-duty officer with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS), was driving his children to their home in Pembroke, Ont. when he had an epileptic seizure in front of Parliament Hill. He characterizes…

National epilepsy survey reveals top challenges for Canadians

February 27, 2012

In the fall of 2011, 671 Canadians across the country participated in a survey entitled The Impact of Epilepsy on Canadians. Leger Marketing conducted the survey in both official languages. This is the first of its kind in Canada to explore the impact on life and health among adults living with the disorder. The findings…

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…

How You Can Help

August 7, 2011

Want to get involved? Join a local epilepsy agency and become a member today. We need volunteers like you to raise public awareness in your community and to educate your local politicians about this common brain disorder. Epilepsy Ontario and local agencies are serving the needs of people living with epilepsy across Ontario, and to…