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Team Spotlight: Team Dekson

Team Spotlight: Team Dekson

Happy Friday, Friends! Today we are highlighting Team Dekson. Here’s why Team Dekson participates in Windsor’s annual Seize the Day 2.5km/5km walk/run. Team Dekson supports Windsor’s Seize the Day event to raise awareness about epilepsy, decrease the stigma and encourage…

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Client Spotlight: Bradie

Client Spotlight: Bradie

I first became involved with Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario when I moved to London for University. I was looking for a support system to help me deal with my epilepsy. Moving away from my family was hard, but I did not…

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Save the Date: Tee’in Off for Epilepsy

Save the Date: Tee’in Off for Epilepsy

SAVE THE DATE! 💜We are excited to announce that the Tee' in Off for Epilepsy Golf Tournament hosted by Team Oke will be held again this year on September 18th and 19th at White Squirrel Golf Club.For more information on how…

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Team Spotlight: Quinn’s Army

Team Spotlight: Quinn’s Army

Happy Friday, Friends! Today we are bringing you a Seize the Day Team Spotlight! Quinn’s Army raised an incredible $7,135 for last year's run. We are still beyond impressed! Quinn’s Army is composed of friends and family of Quinn Cook…

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Taken: The Swiss Account

Taken: The Swiss Account

Stuck inside avoiding this scorching heatwave? Miss hanging out with friends and family? Looking for a fun way to support Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario?WE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR YOU!Try Escape Manor’s virtual mystery – Taken: The Swiss Account.RECONNECT WITH FRIENDS AND…

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PROVINCE WIDE MONTHLY 50/50 RAFFLE

PROVINCE WIDE MONTHLY 50/50 RAFFLE

WE ARE LAUNCHING this new and exciting PROVINCE WIDE MONTHLY 50/50 RAFFLE TODAY to support Epilepsy Agenciesacross Ontario. #EPILEPSY5050Tickets are available online only at www.epilepsy5050.caTell your friends to get their tickets! Don't let them miss out!Expect the UNEXPECTED when it comes to…

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Parent Spotlight: Nancy

Parent Spotlight: Nancy

My daughter’s first seizure was very scary. She was 9 months old and was sitting in her calming chair while I was doing some chores around the house. I had stopped to check on her to see if she was…

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Client Spotlight: Griffin

Client Spotlight: Griffin

I was only four so I can’t remember my first seizure, but my mom said we were camping. I laid down in the cold grass and everyone was telling me to get up, but I couldn’t. Nobody knew what was…

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Client Spotlight: Hannah

Client Spotlight: Hannah

My first seizure was December 29, 2014, at the age of 12. It was a tonic-clonic seizure that happened late morning-early afternoon, and I do not remember anything about the morning prior to the seizure. I woke up in the…

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Zehrs Thank You

Zehrs Thank You

ESWO would like to give a big thank you to Zehrs for their support of people living with epilepsy throughout #EpilepsyAwareness Month.Across the province, Zehrs participated in a March campaign to sell t-shirts and collect donations. A total over $40,000…

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COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AT ESWO

COVID-19 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AT ESWO

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario (ESWO) believes it is our social responsibility to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and will be taking precautions based on the recommendations of Public Health Agency of Canada and World Health Organization to…

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Sam Jam 2019 Thank You

Sam Jam 2019 Thank You

A big thanks to Mike and family for hosting the 9th Annual Sam Jam Event. This third party fundraiser was hosted on December 20th at the London Music Club. The event was a great success and $360 was raised for…

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Giving Tuesday was a success thanks to YOU!

Giving Tuesday was a success thanks to YOU!

A heartfelt thank you for your support of our very first Giving Tuesday “Gift of Hope” campaign! We were overwhelmed by your generosity and support of people living with epilepsy! Because of people like you, we were able to raise…

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Ghouling Pianos Thank You

Ghouling Pianos Thank You

ESWO wishes to thank all guests, volunteers, sponsors and donors for supporting our Ghouling Pianos event this past Friday!  Madonna, Edward Scissorhands, Wonder Woman, Ms. Frizzle and crew all joined us in our quest to raise funds for epilepsy awareness!…

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Share Your Love of Chocolate and ESWO

Share Your Love of Chocolate and ESWO

Purdys Chocolatier fundraising program for the holidays. Help support ESWO during this holiday season by purchasing some very sweet stocking stuffers, teacher gifts or treats for yourself with 25% of proceeds being donated back to public education programming. View Purdys…

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London Seize the Day 2019 Thank You

London Seize the Day 2019 Thank You

Somehow “Thank You” does not seem like enough! But…here goes! On behalf of all the staff, volunteers, Board Members and clients at ESWO, we would like to extend the biggest thank you ever to everyone for their contributions and continued…

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Windsor Seize the Day 2019 Thank You

Windsor Seize the Day 2019 Thank You

Our Third Annual Seize the Day Event took place on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at the Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex in LaSalle. It was a beautiful, sunny day with families and individuals joining us for a 5km run and…

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Youth Conference Thank You

Youth Conference Thank You

And that’s a wrap! Our Youth Conference was a successful day filled with lots of learning, laughs, and new friendships!Congratulations to our Youth Division for organizing such a wonderful conference!Thank you to our AMAZING guest speakers Tara Broadbent, Rebecca Balasa,…

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Calendar Raffle Winners 2019

Calendar Raffle Winners 2019

July 1 – Kevin OkeJuly 2 – Grace StaffordJuly 3 – Kody KohnertJuly 4 – Jeannette ArtsJuly 5 – Jennifer DerbyshireJuly 6 – Aradhana BurtJuly 7 – Jarrett RenningJuly 8 – Jessica KayJuly 9 – Sharon MuscuttJuly 10 – Erin…

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Registration is Open for Windsor’s Seize the Day 2019

Registration is Open for Windsor’s Seize the Day 2019

On Sunday September 22, 2019 at 10:30am, Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario will host our third Annual Seize the Day 5k Run / 2.5k Walk in Windsor! The event will take place at Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex (2121 Laurier Pkwy, Windsor,…

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Registration is Open for London’s Seize the Day 2019

Registration is Open for London’s Seize the Day 2019

On Your Marks…Get Set…Go: 6th Annual Seize the Day Event Takes on Epilepsy!On Sunday, September 29, 2019, Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario (ESWO) will host its 6th Annual Seize the Day 5k Run / 2.5k Walk in London at Graham Family Eco Park our…

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We’re Hiring an Epilepsy Educator!

We’re Hiring an Epilepsy Educator!

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We’re Hiring an Outreach and Events Manager!

We’re Hiring an Outreach and Events Manager!

The mission of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario is to enhance the lives of people who are affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders by providing a network of services that educate, support, and build community awareness. We are currently seeking a full…

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Wacky Wednesday Registration Now Open

Wacky Wednesday Registration Now Open

This safe and inclusive summer camp is available for children ages 4-12 with epilepsy, and their siblings. Wacky Wednesday is a place where children can participate in a variety of physical activities, arts and crafts, educational field trips and make…

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Night at the Juno’s Gala Thank You

Night at the Juno’s Gala Thank You

ESWO would like to thank all guests, sponsors, donors and volunteers who participated in our Night at the Junos Gala. We are sincerely overwhelmed with the continued success of the gala, all of which would not be possible without our…

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Zehrs Thank You

Zehrs Thank You

ESWO would like to extend a big thank you to Zehrs for their support of people living with epilepsy throughout March Epilepsy Awareness Month. Across the province, Zehrs participated in a March campaign to sell t-shirts and collect donations. A total…

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Epilepsy Awareness Month Thank You

Epilepsy Awareness Month Thank You

Thank you for an amazing Epilepsy Awareness Month! March 2019, our community came together to raise awareness in new and exciting ways!  Thank you to teams that participated in the #purplenation hockey movement! Over 20 teams across Southwestern Ontario wrapped…

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London Knights 50/50 Thank You

London Knights 50/50 Thank You

A huge thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped with Sunday’s London Knights 50/50 and to the London Knights for allowing us to be a part of the 50/50 raffle. We are thrilled to share that we sold $11,212…

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All About Horses Thank You

All About Horses Thank You

All About Horses would like to extend a huge thank you to all who donated and volunteered at the Epilepsy Purple Day fundraiser held March 24, 2019.  Thanks to all who brought food, worked the various kiosks, led and side…

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YEP! I’ll Be There Youth Retreat

YEP! I’ll Be There Youth Retreat

Thank you to all of the youth that participated in our recent YEP! I’LL BE THERE Youth Retreat. The youth shared many laughs and met new friends as they learned more about epilepsy as well as helpful, healthy tools for…

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Purple Paint Night Party Thank You

Purple Paint Night Party Thank You

Thank you so much to Evolve Nonprofit Organization for hosting our Epilepsy Awareness Purple Party Paint Night! People of all ages had a fun night creating various paintings on canvases. Thank you everyone who participated in the event! Way to…

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Mug Run, Chicken Dinner & Cookie Exchange Thank You

Mug Run, Chicken Dinner & Cookie Exchange Thank You

Thank you to Kristy and Ryan Raymond for their hard work and dedication organizing the Seventh Annual McGregor Mug Run and 50/50 hosted in Windsor-Essex on September 22, 2018. Over 300 people attended another successful Race.  The McGregor Mug Run Annual…

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Anderson Craft Ales Thank You

Anderson Craft Ales Thank You

With the help of your votes, ESWO was selected to be the Charity of the Month in December at Anderson Craft Ales. $1 from drink sales on Thursdays throughout the month were donated back to ESWO. We are excited to…

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Columbia Thank You

Columbia Thank You

As a recent fundraiser, in part with our 5th Annual Seize the Day Walk, passes were included in run bags to the Columbia Sportswear employee store for their Cause Marketing program. We are excited to announce that with your help,…

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Sam Jam Thank You

Sam Jam Thank You

Big thank you to Mike and family for hosting the 7th Annual Sam Jam Event. This third party fundraiser was hosted on December 21st at the London Music Club with a great success of over 70 in attendance and $378…

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Purdy’s Thank You

Purdy’s Thank You

ESWO would like to thank everyone who participated in our recent Purdy’s fundraiser: Share Your Love of Chocolate and ESWO. With your help, we were able to sell over $3100 in chocolate, providing us with a profit of $777! We…

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Friday Night Dart League Thank You

Friday Night Dart League Thank You

Thank you to the 40+ participants of the the Friday Night Dart League #LdnOnt for donating $305 towards our organization this holiday season. Funds will go towards supporting people living with epilepsy in our region.

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Game On Winter/Spring 2019 Registration Now Available

Game On Winter/Spring 2019 Registration Now Available

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario offers camps that are designed to support the unique physical, learning, emotional and behavioural needs of children living with seizures. The use of trained one-on-one volunteers provides reassurance for parents and caregivers that their children are safe…

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Ghouling Pianos Thank You

Ghouling Pianos Thank You

ESWO would like to thank all guests, sponsors and donors who helped us make Ghouling Pianos a success! This was ESWO’s third annual dueling pianos event, and was held this past Friday, November 2, 2018 with a Halloween theme at…

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Ride for Epilepsy Thank You

Ride for Epilepsy Thank You

ESWO would like to thank Phil and the Ride for Epilepsy for their generous contribution. This year’s third party event was a great success, raising a total of $4,455 in support of our Wacky Wednesday and Game On programs, allowing…

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Share Your Love of Chocolate and ESWO

Share Your Love of Chocolate and ESWO

Purdys Chocolatier fundraising program for the holidays. Help support ESWO during this holiday season by purchasing some very sweet stocking stuffers, teacher gifts or treats for yourself with 25% of proceeds being donated back to public education programming. View Purdy's…

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London Seize the Day 2018 Thank You

London Seize the Day 2018 Thank You

On behalf of all the staff, volunteers, Board Members and clients at ESWO, we would like to extend a heart-felt thank everyone for their contributions and continued support to our 5th Annual Seize the Day Event!On September 30, 2018 together,…

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Renewed Computer Technology Program

Renewed Computer Technology Program

Renewed Computer Technology (RCT) is a not-for-profit, charitable organization that empowers learners, educators and not-for-profit organizations with access to affordable, renewed computers to help meet education and career goals. Working with the Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario we are offering the following packages. You…

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Wacky Wednesday Thank You

Wacky Wednesday Thank You

On behalf of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario, we would like to thank you all for your generous support and constant commitment to our children’s summer camp, known as Wacky Wednesdays. Without your time and assistance – this program would not be…

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Windsor’s Seize the Day Thank You

Windsor’s Seize the Day Thank You

On behalf of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario, we would like to personally thank everyone for their contributions to our 2nd Annual Seize the Day Event in Windsor Essex. Together, approximately 160 participants raised over $20,000.00 towards ESWO’s support and education programs in Windsor…

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Sarnia Lambton’s Family Fun Day

Sarnia Lambton’s Family Fun Day

Join ESWO at Sarnia Lambton's Family Fun Day on Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Waterfront Park in Point Edward, Ontario. Join us for some fun in the sun at the splash pad. Please…

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Spikes & Waves August 2018

Spikes & Waves August 2018

View our most recent Spikes and Waves Newsletter here. If you did not receive the newsletter and would like to, please connect with bailey@epilepsyswo.ca

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Epilepsy Information Night – Chatham

Epilepsy Information Night – Chatham

Join us for our Epilepsy Information Night hosted by Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario and UCB Canada Inc. For people living with epilepsy and their families Learn the basics of epilepsy and how to live well with seizures. Date: September 24, 2018 Time: 5:00…

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Annual General Meeting and Summer BBQ

Annual General Meeting and Summer BBQ

Join us for our Annual General Meeting and Summer BBQ for 2018 on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Graham Family Eco-Park. 4:00 pm – Social, including games and crafts 5:00 pm – BBQ 6:00 pm – Business Meeting Please RSVP…

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Ride for Epilepsy

Ride for Epilepsy

Join us Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at the Ride for Epilepsy at Pyramid Recreation Centre in St. Marys, ON from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, static emergency service vehicle display, Stratford police…

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Epilepsy Information Night – Owen Sound

Epilepsy Information Night – Owen Sound

Join us for our Epilepsy Information Night hosted by Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario and UCB Canada Inc. For people living with epilepsy and their families. Learn the basics of epilepsy and how to live well with seizures. Date: September 18, 2018 Time: 5:00…

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Calendar Raffle Winners

Calendar Raffle Winners

Congratulations to: July 1 – Susan Pushelberg July 2 – Murray Jones July 3 – Sharon Muscutt July 4 – Brenda Ann Vale July 5 – Jarett Renning July 6 – Marsha Haggarty July 7 – Mary Ann Ross July…

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Wacky Wednesday Registration Now Open

Wacky Wednesday Registration Now Open

This safe and inclusive summer camp is available for children ages 4-12 with epilepsy, and their siblings. Wacky Wednesday is a place where children can participate in a variety of physical activities, arts and crafts, educational field trips and make…

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Spikes & Waves Newsletter, May 2018

Spikes & Waves Newsletter, May 2018

View our most recent Spikes and Waves Newsletter here. If you did not receive the newsletter and would like to, please connect with  bailey@epilepsyswo.ca  

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Seize the Day Windsor 2018

Seize the Day Windsor 2018

On Sunday September 16, 2018 at 10:30am, Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario will host our Second Annual Seize the Day 5k Run / 2.5k Walk in Windsor!The event will take place at Vollmer Culture and Recreation Complex (2121 Laurier Pkwy, Windsor, ON) to…

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Seize the Day London 2018

Seize the Day London 2018

On Your Marks…Get Set…Go: 5th Annual Seize the Day Event Takes on Epilepsy! On Sunday, September 30, 2018, Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario will host its 5th Annual Seize the Day 5k Run / 2.5k Walk in London at our new location, Graham Family…

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Welcome, Melissa

Welcome Melissa to our team! She is our new Multimedia Designer and will be working out of London office full time. Melissa graduated with an Integrated Three Year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Information and Technoculture from Western University…

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2018 Summer Student Positions Available

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario is seeking three students to fill summer student positions in the London office. Positions available include: Graphic Artist, Project Management Assistant and Summer Camp Manager. Applications are due Friday, May 18, 2018 by 4:00pm. Summer Student positions…

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Game Show Gala Thank You

Game Show Gala Thank You

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario would like to thank all thank all guests, sponsors, donors and volunteers who participated in our Game Show Gala! We are sincerely overwhelmed with the continued success of the gala, all of which would not be possible without…

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Thank You #PurpleNation 2018

Thank you to our community members, local businesses and schools who got involved in raising awareness about epilepsy, seizures and seizure first aid in as many ways as possible. Once again, many took the time to get involved and we…

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Beat the Blues Thank You

Beat the Blues Thank You

Thank you to the Haggarty's and Beat the Blues for raising $2,500 for our organization and helping raise awareness about epilepsy. We are very grateful for your continued support. The third party event Beat the Blues was held on Saturday,…

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$263,400 OTF Grant Helps ESWO

London – On Saturday, March 3rd, Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario (ESWO) welcomed members of the public to its Epilepsy Information Day Conference. Local MPPs Deb Matthews and Teresa Armstrong were on hand to congratulate ESWO and hear more about how its new…

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Spikes & Waves Newsletter, February 2018

View our most recent Spikes and Waves Newsletter here. If you did not receive the newsletter and would like to, please connect with  bailey@epilepsyswo.ca

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Welcome to our new Epilepsy Educators

Please welcome our new Epilepsy Educators! Deanna Henry Deanna is our new Educator in Sarnia. She completed her B.Ed. from Nipissing University in 2007 and a B.Sc. in Health Science and Psychology Minor at Brock University in 2006 and since then…

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Epilepsy Information Day

Registration is open! Join us for this one-day conference featuring a number of relevant topics pertaining to living well with epilepsy and seizure disorders. The day will include a number of guest speakers and information sessions. $25 per person, includes…

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PurpleNation2018

March is national Epilepsy Awareness Month! We encourage our community members to get involved in raising awareness about epilepsy, seizures and seizure first aid in as many ways as possible. Get involved and find out more information.

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We’re Hiring

Join our team! ESWO is currently seeking to fill two Epilepsy Educator positions. We are seeking a casual Epilepsy Educator to work in Windsor/Essex County for a 4 month contract and a part time (21 hours/week) Epilepsy Educator to work…

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Game On Winter/Spring 2018 Registration

Game On is designed to support children with neurological conditions who may be reluctant to participate in physical activities and sports. We work with families to provide barrier-free recreational programming for all participants. The program is designed to be fun,…

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E-Blast: Happy Holidays from ESWO

The Board of Directors and staff team at Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario would like to wish you and your family a warm and happy holiday and all the best for the upcoming New Year. View our Holiday E-blast here.

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Vote Now! Windsor Corporate Challenge

We need your votes!! Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario is 1 out of 5 finalists to win the Windsor Corporate Challenge Donation Fund! This fund annually disburses over $100,000.00 to non-profit charitable programs and projects in Windsor-Essex County.   This incredible fund…

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Windsor’s Seize the Day

Windsor’s Seize the Day

On behalf of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario, we would like to personally thank everyone for their contributions to our 1st Seize the Day Event in Windsor-Essex. Together, approximately 250 participants raised over $28,500.00 towards ESWO’s support and education programs in Windsor-Essex, and with…

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Spikes & Waves, October 2017

View the fall edition of our Spikes and Waves Newsletter here. If you did not receive the newsletter and would like to, please connect with  bailey@epilepsyswo.ca

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Trillium ROOTS Community Fund

Trillium ROOTS Community Fund

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario is excited to announce that The ROOTS Community Fund has donated $8,000 to assist in the purchase of equipment for their new Youth Engagement Program (YEP!). The new program is designed to help youth with epilepsy build…

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YEP!

YEP! Thanks to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, we are pleased to launch a new and exciting engagement program for youth aged 12-18 living with epilepsy or seizure disorders. Once a week for 6 weeks, youth will come together to build…

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New Location

The wait is finally over.. we've found a new location for our office. We will be staying at our current office space until April, but following that you can find us at 797 York St. London. Please follow our social…

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Game On Registration Open

Be sure to register early for our upcoming Game On sessions. Game On is designed to support children with neurological conditions who may be reluctant to participate in physical activities and sports. We work with families to provide barrier-free recreational…

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Spikes & Waves Newsletter, July 2017

View our most recent Spikes and Waves Newsletter here. If you did not receive the newsletter and would like to, please connect with bailey@epilepsysupport.ca

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Welcome, Nicola

Please welcome our new Client Service Manager, Nicola. You may have met her previously as her involvement with ESWO began while completing a 500-hour Social Service Work student placement. As the new Client Services Manager, she strives to create a…

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