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In their 20th year, the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance extended a warm recognition to Epilepsy Durham Region for their contributions and partnership in making Canada a better place to live for persons with Epilepsy.


"As the Canadian Epilepsy marks its 20th Anniversary this year, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to your agency for your ongoing support and involvement as part of the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance/ Alliance canadienne de l’épilepsie (CEA/ACE).

In the true spirit of the CEA/ACE, agencies from across Canada have contributed time and resources to make Canada a better place to live for persons with Epilepsy."


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In 2017, the Town provided over $150,000 in grants to more than 30 local community organizations through the Mayor’s Community Development Fund (MCDF) and Performing Arts Community Development Fund (PACDF).


“We are proud to have contributed to a wide variety of important causes and initiatives that help keep Whitby a vibrant, safe and caring community,” said Mayor Don Mitchell. “This year, we look forward to once again supporting as many organizations as possible.”


This year, Epilepsy Durham Region has been selected as one of two lead causes for the Mayor's 2018 Fundraiser, being awarded $25,000 to support our Clinic to Community (C2C) Project, a co-ordinated care approach that better connects socially isolated people living with epilepsy to the epilepsy community.


Thank you to the Mayor's Community Development Fund for their investment into C2C, ensuring optimal quality of life for people with epilepsy in

Epilepsy Durham Region in partnership Wimpy’s Diner, Oshawa, are proud to present their second annual pancake day to launch national Epilepsy Awareness Month movement. This event, Purple Pancake Day, is an exciting opportunity to launch our National Epilepsy Awareness Campaign – Purple Day.


When:  Tuesday, February 13th, 2018


Where:  Wimpy’s Diner  – 128 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa


What:  National Epilepsy Awareness Month | Purple Day Launch


Time:  All Day – Mayor and EDR staff will be available 12:00 – 2:00 p.m


Epilepsy Durham Region is proud to showcase Lora the Lavender Labrador as their holiday ambassador supporting children living with epilepsy. Lora was created to help offer comfort to a loved one in need.


Families and business can adopt Lora with a donation of $20.00. Lora, a 12” plush toy, brings the magic of the holiday season in to your home. “By adopting Lora for the holiday season, it’s the gift that gives twice”, says Executive Director, Dianne McKenzie.


What better way to say ‘get well soon’. Children like Daniel living with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, who is undergoing brain surgery this month, will receive the warmth of well wishes and Lora will find a loving home. We are encouraging families this holiday

Please join us for our third annual Epilepsy education forum, Beyond the Medical | Epilepsy Self-Management and Advocacy


The full day forum will feature How to Cope with Epilepsy and Depression/Anxiety, Information of Cannabidiol (CBD) Studies in Canada, Becoming Your Own Advocate, and What to do when Medications Fail; Demystifying the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Epilepsy Surgery. 


Location: The Abilities Centre | 55 Gordon Street, Whitby  ON | 905-665-8500 | www.abilitiescentre.org


Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2016 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Registration at 9:30 am


*Please note, you must register to attend this event - registration is limited 50 people


To cofirm that you will be attending the event, please email: 

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