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EPILEPSY TORONTO EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS

Each month during the third week of the month, Epilepsy Toronto hosts three workshops dealing with employment matters. Mondays – Resumes; Tuesdays – Interviews; Thursdays – Various topics relevant to job seekers who are living with epilepsy. For more information, contact carter[at]epilepsytoronto[dot]org.

   

EDMONTON EPILEPSY – FAMILIES ONLINE CONVERSATIONS

The EEA is proud to launch a unique program and offer for member families, with children living with epilepsy.  The Families’ Online Conversations, or FOCs, are a special pilot project, which will run between January and June 2021. A brochure for the program can be downloaded here. Future sessions are scheduled for Apr 29, May 27 and Jun 24, 2021.

   

EPILEPSY FRIENDS FOREVER

This program allows children and youth living with epilepsy to  have fun, share, and relax with peers. The sessions are aimed at providing friendship, understanding, education and support in a creative atmosphere. Registration is required. Contact sonia[at]bcepilepsy[dot]com to register or for more information.

   

MATTHEW’S FRIENDS CANADA

News, recipes and extensive information on using the ketogenic diet therapy to manage some of the effects of epilepsy.

   

DANNY DID FOUNDATION

Information about SUDEP and devices and technology for seizure monitoring.

   

ONTARIO BRAIN INSTITUTE – PRIORITY SETTING

OBI and its partners EpLink and the James Lind Alliance are organizing a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) on epilepsy to help shape the future of research on epilepsy and seizures. They are now seeking your feedback to determine what you think are priorities for the research to address. You can add your voice by taking the survey here.

Kids Up Front: Programming on Science, Nature & Society

For all our National Geographic fans out there!

Arts Commons, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, is offering 5 National Geographic events for FREE to audiences in Calgary and area.

As much as we miss being able to attend these opportunities in person, this is a great chance to take in the events on the following topics (click for details):

Each virtual event will be a LIVE streamed presentation and only be available to view during the event date and time.

Tickets are free and require registration to attend. Information on how to access the virtual events will be sent to ticket holders via email one week prior to each event.

Check out this opportunity HERE to register or for more information.

Kids Up Front

For children ages 9 – 12 years for PD Days at home, beginning this Friday, January 29th!

PLAY DATES, Alberta Theatre Projects 

  • Program Dates:
    • May 21, 2021

Is your child bursting with energy and creativity? Looking for fun, engaging activities for the kids on their PD days at home? These online camps provide an awesome opportunity for kids to have fun learning something new, stretch their creative legs, and meet and connect with other kids – all from the safety of home!

Each day camp will focus on a different theme of theatre performance and creation. PLAY DATES camps will help campers hone their creative skills with a focus on fun, engagement and imagination.

And not to worry – kids won’t be stuck in front of a screen all day! What would be the fun in that? Visit ATP’s website to find out how it works. Follow this link for full details.

Ticket contacts can request the registration link by replying to this email.

This camp opportunity is first come, first served.

Research – Helping Youths (15 – 17 yrs) Prepare to Transition to Adult Care

Transition of Care from Adolescence to Adulthood that people from Alberta can participate in. This trial is specifically designed for 15 – 17 year olds who have FASD, Epilepsy, ASD, CP or Spina Bifida. It is a randomized control trial that involves using the MyREADY Transition App. For more information, please visit the MyREADY Transition website (https://www.myreadytransitionbbd.app/). If people are interested, they can also contact the Alberta Research Coordinator, Yomna Elshamy, at Yomna.Elshamy@ahs.ca or 780-735-6273.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

September 24, 2020

The Board and Staff of Epilepsy Association of Calgary announce our online Annual General Meeting to take place on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 6 PM to 7 PM

The agenda will include the Business Meeting and a Community Update with a Question & Answer segment.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact info[at]epilepsycalgary.com or 403-230-2765 for instructions to join the online meeting.

Our 2020 Annual Report can be downloaded here.

EAC Volunteer Set to Run Charity Half Marathon After Recovering from    COVID-19

July 17, 2020

On Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 9 am, Epilepsy Association of Calgary Volunteer Jessica Chawrun will set out on a half marathon run in support of the charity.

Jessica will be joined by three of the Association’s Board members on Saturday for a socially-distanced half marathon-length run that replaces the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon that had to be cancelled due to COVID-19.

Read more here.

Epilepsy Association of Calgary announces appointment of new Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce Laura Dickson as the new Executive Director of the Epilepsy Association of Calgary.

Laura brings over a decade of experience in leadership roles in the non-profit sector, most recently as the Director of Families and Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta. Laura is also a former Executive Director at the Women in Need Society and a former Chief Operating Officer at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. She holds an MBA in Executive Leadership from Royal Roads University, as well as her ICD in Non-Profit Governance Essentials.

With Laura’s strong credentials and stellar track record of building the capacity of other non-profits, we are confident that she will take the Epilepsy Association of Calgary to new highs as we seek to become one of the leading associations in Canada.

As we begin 2020, the Epilepsy Association of Calgary will be focused on growing its programming, its partnerships with the health care system, community stakeholders and other regional epilepsy associations, as well as its overall presence in the community for the estimated 20,000+ Calgarians who are living with epilepsy.

Will you join us on this journey? You can make an impact. Click here to help.

Thank you for your interest in our agency!

Sincerely,

Evan Legate

Chair of the Board of Directors