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Epilepsy Advocacy and Human Rights

Epilepsy Ontario asking for consistent legislation to protect students with chronic conditions

April 11, 2014

Ontario needs consistent legislation to ensure a safer public-school system for children with chronic medical conditions, including epilepsy, asthma and diabetes. This was Epilepsy Ontario executive director Rozalyn Werner-Arcé’s message to the province’s standing committee on social policy during an April 8 public hearing at Queen’s Park. Werner-Arcé joined education and health experts from across…

Why hiring people with epilepsy makes good business sense

October 2, 2013

Employers who make a point of hiring people with epilepsy are not just doing the right thing; they’re making a smart business decision, says employment consultant Tim Nourse. The reason for this is simple, Nourse says: by hiring people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders, employers are creating a more diverse workforce that is “more…

2013 Epilepsy Action Day was ‘amazing’

September 25, 2013

During the 2012 Epilepsy Action Day at Queen’s Park, Ontario’s epilepsy support agencies, along with people living with seizure disorders and their families, asked MPPs for a provincial epilepsy strategy to address their needs. At the 2013 Action Day on Sept. 24, the same people were thanking government officials for launching the Epilepsy Strategy Implementation…

Epilepsy and employment: what you should know

September 18, 2013

Tim Nourse recounts the story of an acquaintance living with a seizure disorder who is a highly-valued employee of a nationwide corporation. Despite the fact this individual’s seizures are fully under control and her employer has an excellent track record of accommodating people with all disabilities, she has never disclosed her condition. Nourse, an employment…