We have been informed through the media that Claudette Beals-Clayton, the mother of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, may have called the police for assistance for reasons related to epilepsy and mental health. Epilepsy is a complex neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. Epilepsy can impact an individual’s actual or perceived mental health in a variety of ways. Without more specific information from Ms. Korchinski-Paquet’s family about her diagnosis and treatment we cannot provide additional context about what, if any, role epilepsy and mental health may have had in this tragedy. We want to express our deepest sympathies to Claudette Beals-Clayton, and...Read More
EPILEPSY MEDICATIONS Many people are concerned about the possibility of drug shortages as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance and its partners are monitoring the drug shortage database closely to identify any potential concerns. An update on the status of procedures in place to help prevent shortages and how to respond if they should occur. Currently, there are no identified shortages, manufacturers have assured the Canadian League Against Epilepsy and the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance that the drug supply will not be interrupted. 30-Day Refills Pharmacies have begun limiting medication refills to 30-days. This is being...Read More
The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance is the national voice for people with epilepsy and is comprised of local epilepsy organizations across Canada. The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance offers direct program support for individuals with epilepsy. The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance is the voting member of the International Bureau for Epilepsy that works with the World Health Organization. We want to raise $10,000.00 for our national booklets series that is used by our member agencies from Coast to Coast. You can help by donating below: You will get a tax receipt for your...Read More
We are launching the #Iam1in100 campaign in March 2020. Download the material below and help expand the representation of what it means to live with epilepsy. If you have epilepsy, download the sign that says “I have epilepsy and…” In the blank space provided, you can write about how you’re feeling or how you’re handling having epilepsy. You can also write about your hobbies, interests, skills, and life beyond epilepsy. If you know someone with epilepsy, download the sign that says “Someone I care about has epilepsy and…” In the blank space provided, you can write about their...Read More
In 2013, the Government of Canada passed a law identifying March 26 as the officially recognizing date for Epilepsy Awareness. Click For The Purple Day Act Over the years, we’ve seen landmarks around the world illuminated in purple lights for epilepsy awareness. Some Canadian landmarks that have participated are Niagara Falls, CN Tower, Signal Hill, SaskTel Centre, Halifax City Hall, the Peace Bridge, to name a few. Here are some tips if you would like to get a landmark in your community lit in purple: • Get involved with efforts in your community to light landmarks in your...Read More
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Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.