March is Epilepsy Awareness Month in Canada. Here are some ideas for celebrating and raising epilepsy awareness.
Welcome to the March Epilepsy Awareness Month 2021 Campaign! A landing page with several important initiatives the Candian Epilepsy Alliance is undertaking to help promote awareness about epilepsy, increase engagement between members of our Canadian local agencies, and inspire everyone in the public to support people living with epilepsy!
We invite you to review the individual initiatives as listed below, participate in them as individuals and with your local agencies, and most of all find ways to spread the word about epilepsy and how we can all make a difference in the lives of those who live with it!
We launched the #Iam1in100 campaign in March 2020 and had an amazing response! Launching again this March, you’ll be able to download material on this website and help expand the representation of what it means to live with epilepsy.
The campaign highlights the range of experiences of living with epilepsy and that people with epilepsy are more than just their epilepsy.
Click the #Iam1in100 Campaign page to find out more and participate
Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy. Every March 26th, people around the world wear purple and host events to support epilepsy awareness.
Contact your community epilepsy agency to learn more about what is happening in your community and how you can get involved.
Each year, more and more monuments across Canada are being lit purple to celebrate epilepsy awareness. Some highlights in past years are Niagara Falls, CN Tower, Signal Hill BC Place, SaskTel Center, and Halifax City Hall to name a few.
Visit the Purple Lights page to find out more about getting a monument in your community lit purple this March for Epilepsy Awareness Month.
Light The Night!
On March 26th for Purple Day .etc etc we will be lighting up Canada Purple with landmarks across Canada turning purple, we will be broadcasting this live on Facebook – learn more about the event and ways you can participate.
Create Awareness with Facebook Profile Frames.
Our Canadian Epilepsy Alliance Facebook profile frames are now live. Show your Epilepsy Awareness and update your profile picture with our Epilepsy Awareness Profile frames! Learn How.
Tell Your Epilepsy Story
Sharing your epilepsy story is a powerful way to raise awareness. Personal stories put a face to epilepsy. They help people understand the experience of living with seizures. They can bust myths and change misconceptions about what people with epilepsy are like. Your story may help someone with epilepsy feel less alone, and could even inspire them to share their own epilepsy story.
Your epilepsy story is important. You can share it with friends, on social media, at your school or workplace, or perhaps even on our website. Contact us for more information about sharing your story here.
What is the Epilepsy Agency in YOUR area doing?
Click here to see what your local Epilepsy agencies across Canada are doing during the month of March.