May 13th, 2019


Please join us on Monday, June 10th from 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm for our quarterly lecture series evening. This lecture series topic is Do I have to Disclose? | Learn about your rights as an employee living with a disability. We are excited to have Genevieve D'Iorio from the Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic join us as a guest speaker for this evening's event. 


Genevieve D’lorio is a Community Legal Worker at the Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic. She provides public legal education workshops to help vulnerable workers better understand and protect themselves when working in Ontario. She will be discussing recent changes to workers’ rights made by the Ontario government and how these changes will impact workers’ health and safety. She will also


Osler Business Consulting Ltd., in partnership with Epilepsy Ontario present the 2019 Osler Epilepsy Scholarships


These scholarships are awarded to graduating high school students across Ontario that are living with epilepsy and who meet the following criteria:

  • Has been accepted to a post-secondary institution or currently pursuing a postsecondary
  • Currently under an Ontario physician’s care for epilepsy
  • Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident


It is anticipated that up to four $1,500 scholarships will be awarded. Click here to learn more and view the scholarship application.












1. What are the upcoming changes to OHIP+?

Starting April 1, 2019, the government is focusing OHIP+ benefits on children and youth who do not have a private plan. Children and youth 24 years of age and under who are OHIP-insured, but who do not have a private plan, will continue to receive coverage for eligible prescription medications through OHIP+.

Children and youth 24 years of age and under who have a private plan will access prescription medications through their private plan*, like they did prior to the launch of OHIP+ on January 1, 2018.
Households with high out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses, that include children and youth who are covered under a private plan, can apply to the Trillium Drug Program. The Trillium Drug Program is available to all OHIP-insured


March 25th, 2019





RE: Restructuring of cGaming Bingo in Durham Region


On behalf of Epilepsy Durham Region, I would like to ask for your help to ensure that local not-for-profit agencies like Epilepsy Durham Region will not be excluded from the critical funding which is raised through the Red Barn Auditorium Bingo Hall restructuring process.


The Red Barn Auditorium along-side the Red Barn Charity Association have been addressing the needs of our community in Durham Region for the more than 40 years. I am writing to you today to raise serious concerns with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation’s (OLG) restructuring. I hope you can help us navigate the best possible solution so we can continue to offer our services not only for Epilepsy Durham

Katy Small

Except from Epilepsy Durham Region newsletter, July, 2013


Imagine that your four month old child begins having seizures. Then imagine that they receive a devastating diagnosis, whereby epilepsy is one of several very big problems on the horizon. Where do you go? What do you do? Who do you talk to? So many parents are faced with the incredible difficulty of raising a child that has a seizure disorder. They are faced with all of these questions, countless doctor’s appointments, intensive exercise and diet regimes, roadblocks in the school system and all they can ever hope for is that their child gets through the day with a “free pass” from their daily seizures.


This is everyday life for Holly and Barry with their now 14-year-old daughter Katy of Bowmanville, Ontario. Katy first started having seizures at just four months old. After seeking help from many medical professionals, a neuro-opthamologist was finally able to


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