WHO ARE WE?
We provide programs, services, and support to people living with, or impacted by, epilepsy in Calgary and Southern Alberta.
Connect and support those living with or impacted by epilepsy and improve their independence, quality of life, and community participation.
A community where everyone living with, or impacted by, epilepsy can thrive.
OUR PURPOSE STATEMENT
The Epilepsy Association of Calgary is a charitable social service agency established to address community, individual, and familial needs related to epilepsy.
More than 30,000 people in Calgary and Southern Alberta have an epilepsy diagnosis. Together, we’re making a difference.
The goal of PACES is to increase the medical, psychosocial, and community adjustment of adults with active seizure conditions.
Participants develop coping and goal-setting strategies that improve overall and discrete aspects of quality of life, epilepsy self-management and efficacy, and anxiety and depression.
Project UPLIFT is a program designed to improve depression and ones overall psychological quality of life. Small groups of up to 6 individuals meet virtually for one hour once a week. The program runs for eight weeks. If you are over 18, living with epilepsy, and struggling to achieve mental wellness – or if you would simply like to improve your overall psychological quality of life – please register today.
HOBSCOTCH is a home based self-management and cognitive training program that changes lives. It’s designed to help people with epilepsy develop management and coping methods to deal with cognitive issues arising from an epilepsy diagnosis and to help them lead happier, more productive lives.
Our Adult Support Group program is currently held on the third Tuesday of every month over Zoom and is intended to give support in a group setting for people who have lived with epilepsy for an extended period of time.
Our Peer 2 Peer Mentoring program matches anyone at least 16 years old, including caregivers, with a peer mentor who has been living well with epilepsy for at least two years, to engage in meaningful, supportive relationship building.
From schools to skyscrapers, we’d love to visit your community and present one of our customized educational sessions about epilepsy. It’s free and usually an hour long – but most importantly, for someone with epilepsy it can make a world of difference.
Have an idea for a workshop? Or a suggestion? We want to hear from you!
Call 403-230-2764, ext 104 or email us your ideas.