MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT - WHITBY - Celina Caesar-Chavannes

As the Member of Parliament for Whitby, it is my pleasure to congratulate Epilepsy Durham Region on your 30th anniversary and recognize the tremendous service you provide to those living with epilepsy in the Durham Region.

St. Gregory Catholic School

Humble Beginnings

30 years ago, an event took place which changed the lives of many forever.


On a cold December evening, a small group of determined people came together at St. Gregory’s Auditorium in Oshawa. What began as a small volunteer lead support meeting has grown into a vital service in Durham Region; champions helping more than 34,000 individuals each year. Epilepsy Durham Region is now celebrating its 30th anniversary, and is marking its accomplishments.


For so many people impacted by epilepsy prior to 1987, it felt as though a friendly voice, advice, and reassurance were beyond reach. The goal from the outset has been to make Epilepsy Durham Region a beacon of hope; our staff of steadfast advocates fighting for timely diagnosis, medical care, and dignified treatment of those affected. Over the past three decades, Epilepsy Durham Region has paved its way into the community, helping build new services


Our annual Walk for Epilepsy date has been changed from Saturday, June 24th to Sunday, October 29th


Due to low registration numbers, the Durham Community Foundation's Walk for your Charity event has been postponed until October. Please consider joining us in the fall and Walk for Epilepsy! Details to be announced in the fall.




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Epilepsy Durham Region is excited to launch our 30th Anniversary Signature Collection Jewellry line! Two signature pieces are now available - a sterling silver bracelet with amythyst charm and sterling silver 18 inch necklace with amythyst charm, with additional charms available to customize your piece just for you!





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A Home Run Derby – A very Merry Christmas for everyone especially for one special young woman living with epilepsy in Durham Region


During December 27th - 31st, Kyle Bryan (Whitby, ON, Sinclair Secondary School) will proudly represent Canada in the prestigious 11th Annual Home Run Derby World Power Showcase being held in Miami at Marlins Park. This event features the most prolific amateur players from around the world and provides the perfect centre-stage opportunity to demonstrate their skill-sets in front of baseball’s top evaluators during a live world broadcast.


Each participant is given an opportunity to showcase a cause close to their hearts. Kyle’s little sister Shaun lives with Epilepsy. “I’ve watched Shaun struggle with this life altering disease, I’ve seen the fear in my parent’s eyes each time a catastrophic seizure presents its mean and ugly head. I’m on a quest to break the silence, end the stigma and to ensure that people

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