Thanks to all who came out to our AGM!

A wonderful turn out at our AGM last night. Thanks to the many members who were in attendance.


Jennifer Lyon, ED and David Charchalis, newly elected board President

A great big WELCOME to our new board of directors!  We are so excited to work with you to better the lives of people with epilepsy in our community.



Annual Chicken Wing Competition- a saucy success!



We Celebrated Chicken Wings in a big way this year, with WingsUp!, making it a delicious and saucy success! 

  • We raised a total of $12,000!!!!
  • 2016 Winning Wing Flavour was DRY CAJUN! Check out this award winning taste at WingsUp! today!

Thank you to everyone that supported us this year! It was a great night with amazing silent auction items, delicious chicken wings and spectacular music –  all in support of Epilepsy Waterloo-Wellington!

Thank you! :-)



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Sobeys BBQ Fundraiser APR 23rd

sobeyslogoforwebsiteOn APR 23rd from 11-3PM come out to your local SOBEYS and enjoy the first BBQ of the season! 

 Participating locations include Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge! 

Sobeys has been a long time supporter of our charity, raising thousands of dollars to help us deliver much needed programs in the community. We love working with them and are so excited to help out with BBQ’s across the city!  Come say hi and enjoy the food. :-) 

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We’ve Been Snap’d!

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Jennifer Lyon (Executive Director of Epilepsy Waterloo-Wellington), Kristen Porritt (President of the Board of Epilepsy Waterloo-Wellington) Nancy Evans (initiated the campaign) & Scott McDougal (Store Manager, Zehrs Imperial )


What started as a grassroots movement by staff members at Zehrs Imperial has begun to make an impact across the province. Click here to read more! 

Epilepsy and Employment


Introducing a new training resource for HR professionals to properly understand epilepsy in the workforce, created by our partners over at Epilepsy Toronto, the United Way and the Government of Ontario.

They have created this amazing toolkit that will provide training and information
on how to support co-workers, clients and customers with epilepsy in the workplace.

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Epilepsy Ontario has also created a series of amazing seizure videos, check out the workplace depiction of a focal dyscognitive seizure below.


Pancake Breakfast March 11th



Join us for a pancake breakfast hosted by Zehrs Imperial Rd (1045 Paisley RD.) on Friday March 11th from 9:30-12 in celebration of PURPLE DAY! Promote epilepsy awareness while filling your belly with a hot breakfast.

$5.00 gets you coffee, sausage, pancakes, juice and the warm and fuzzies for supporting an amazing local charity!  What a delicious and philanthropic deal!

Can’t wait to see you there :-)


Upcoming Info Session

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 Join us at the School of Pharmacy this March for an informative evening on epilepsy!

Topics Covered will Include: Ketogenic Diet, Advocacy, Psychological effects of epilepsy.

We have partnered with the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Dr. Tejal Patel,  and Dr. Eduard Bercovici, a neurologist specializing in epilepsy. We are working together to deliver the latest info on epilepsy. If you have not yet had the chance, please fill out this brief survey. We want to hear from you!

When: March 24th from 7-9 PM

Where: The School of Pharmacy, ROOM 1012

Cost: FREE

Parking on site: $5.00

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Don’t forget, Purple Day is March 26th.  We will have a limited number of Purple Day supplies available for pick up at this event. Please contact us to reserve your Purple Day Awareness Kits.

Kits Include: bracelets, info brochures/posters, temp. tattoos, pencils/pens


2016 Summerfest Camp Program

Nothing says summer like spending a week (or two!) at camp. Fun in the sun away from home is a tempting prospect for any kid, including kids living with epilepsy.


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Kids can now attend any camp session throughout the summer. They are:

Session 1: July 3 – 15, 2016

Session 2: July 18 – 29, 2016

Session 3: July 31 – Aug 12, 2016

Session 4: Aug 14 – 26, 2016

Session 5: Aug 28 – September 2, 2016

 Nursing care will be available onsite throughout the summer.

For more info click here