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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] or 403-230-2765 for instructions to join the online meeting.

Our 2020 Annual Report can be downloaded here.

International Bureau of Epilepsy Announces New Initiative for People Living with Epilepsy

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The International Bureau of Epilepsy (IBE) is beginning a new initiative to encourage the participation of people with epilepsy and their caregivers in IBE’s work, starting with the creation of Global Teams, each of which will have a different focus.

The Global Academy Team “will work … to train people with epilepsy to become international advocates and spokespersons”.

The Global Action Team aims to encourage “the implementation of the World Health Assembly Resolution on Epilepsy at national and regional levels around the world, allowing them to develop local initiatives”.

The Global Research Team will monitor “scientific, medical and psychosocial research occurring in all regions and areas of IBE activity”.

The Global Youth Team will muster “young people from around the world interested in being involved in a range of epilepsy initiatives, and potentially, training them to be the next leaders of IBE”.

The Global Congress Team aims to “develop the potential, and harness the significant opportunities, that virtual congresses can bring for people with epilepsy and their care providers”.

To provide more information and to answer any questions, IBE is scheduling Open House Zoom conference calls in October. If you would like to participate, please contact IBE no later than Monday, September 21st to receive the link to the webinar.

Please refer to this document for more details.


Epilepsy Association of Calgary 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.


Seizure Detection Devices Survey

Feb. 5, 2020

There is a new survey available regarding seizure detection devices. Click here to participate.

Responses to this survey will then be analyzed and shared with the scientific community in order to center future developments in this field around the needs and preferences of people with epilepsy.



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!


Evan Legate

Chair of the Board of Directors