News / Announcements

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