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


The Ontario Public Drug Program has outlined changes to OHIP+ for children and youth. Please see the information below provided by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Drug and Devices Division.


Amendment to Ontario Regulation 201/96 made under
the Ontario Drug Benefit Act to make changes to
Ontario Drug Benefit Program coverage for children and
youth aged 24 years and under (OHIP+)

February 27, 2019

Further to recent announcements, the government is changing OHIP+ by focusing benefits on those without private plans. The changes come into effect on April 1, 2019.
The changes affect OHIP-insured children and youth 24 years of age

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March 4th, 2019


Please be advised regarding a medicine shortage of Synacthen Depot.

This medication is utilized for Infantile Spasms. The anticipated end date of the shortage is June 3, 2019.

Please click here for the Drug Shortage Report for SYNACTHEN DEPOT

March Is Epilepsy Awareness Month SM

Did you know March is National Epilepsy Awareness Month? We are excited to see a wave of purple spreading across Durham Region during the month of March to help in our mission to raise epilepsy awareness, starting with proclamations from our council members across the municipalities in our community!


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