Information Sessions

Our Public Information Sessions are open to the everyone, and cover a specific topic on the third Tuesday of each month.

We meet in the Community Room beside the Pharmacy in the Bayfield Mall, in Barrie from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP to ensure that there is enough space.

Our Support Group will run after each session for 30 to 60 minutes for individuals who have epilepsy and their family members.

To download the Fall Information Poster to display in your office or agency, please click the button below.

To download the VNS Information Poster to display in your office or agency, please click the button below.

Free Public Information Sessions

VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation) Information Session

Tuesday, October 29th | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Huronia Room A, City Hall, Barrie

Presented by LivaNova

In this session, Educators from LivaNova will discuss what Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy is in treating children to adults.  They will talk about how VNS is the most proven neuromodulation therapy for drug-resistant epilepsy patients, treatment options and goals, and how to discuss next steps with your health care provider.

There will be a question-and-answer period, and light refreshments will be provided.

If you cannot attend this information session yourself, it is advisable that you send someone on your behalf.

Space is limited, and so you are advised to fill out the form below to reserve your space.


Talking to your Health Care Practitioner

Tuesday, November 19th | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Online

Presented by Shawna Bailey

In this session, Shawna will talk about how to best prepare for any appointments with your health care team.  Whether it’s a first appointment with a neurologist, or a follow-up with a family physician,  this session is perfect for those who are looking to make the most out of their visits.  This session will also touch on the Provincial Guidelines for the management of epilepsy in adults and children.  If time permits, there will be a brief Question-and-Answer period.

Shawna Bailey is the Executive Director at Epilepsy Simcoe County, and she sits on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance.  Shawna continually works to find ways to bridge the gap between awareness and education of epilepsy within Simcoe County.

Space is limited, and so you are advised to fill out the form below to reserve your space.


Medications, Side Effects, and When to Seek Help

Tuesday, December 17th | 6:30pm to 7:30pm | Community Room inside Bayfield Mall

Presented by Karim Francis, Pharmacist

In this session, Karim will talk about medications common in treating epilepsy and their common side effects.  Whether you’ve been on specific medications for a period of time, have questions about possible side effects, or are wondering if you should be switching drugs (and are wondering who to ask for help), this Information Session is for you. If time permits, there will be a brief Question-and-Answer period.

Light refreshments will be served.

A Support Group meeting will run from 7:30pm to 8pm for individuals who have epilepsy and their family members.

Space is limited, and so you are advised to fill out the form below to reserve your space.


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