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Six persevering students earn OBCL scholarship awards

June 6, 2013

OBCL Scholars (Left to right): Suzanne McGuire, Alexander Johnson, Kirsten Leusink, and Chloe Gallagher. The OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards were presented June 4 to six students who all have one thing in common – they are living with epilepsy but they’re not letting it interfere with their future plans.Chloe Gallagher is one of the scholarship…

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…

Sign up now for Summerfest, a great experience for kids with epilepsy

February 14, 2013

Summerfest, an inclusive two-week camp experience, is once again being offered by Epilepsy Ontario at Camp Couchiching. But spaces in the program, which is an opportunity for youths who have epilepsy to mature and gain independence and have fun, are quickly filling up and families should sign up now to ensure their sons and daughters…