March 2019 Newsletter

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It surprises the majority of people to learn that we do not receive any funding from the Government.  We remain open solely through donations, grants, and the extreme generosity of our community.  Find out how a donation of just $10 can help >


Purple Day Information & Events

Purple Day Pledge

Pledge Purple DayTake the Pledge for Purple Day; right-click on this graphic and display it at work. Be sure to let us know you’ve taken the pledge by emailing us at


Flag Raising for Purple Day

thumbnail (5)This year we will be raising flags for Purple Day in three locations throughout Simcoe County.

Midland on Monday, March 25 at 11:30am.

Orillia on Monday, March 25 at 12:30pm.

Barrie on Monday, March 25 at 2pm.

If you would like to attend any of these locations, please RSVP in the form below and you will be send more information.

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CupCAKE has generously offered to donate $1 (representing the 1 in 100 individuals who have epilepsy) from each cake pop sold to our organization during the week of Purple Day.

You can place orders for your workplace by calling 705-812-4974






We’ve developed a letter that parents can take to their school requesting for participation in Purple Day.

This letter is a template that families can use and can be edited as-needed. To have the sample letter emailed to you (so that you can cut-and-paste into a document), please email us at


Dates to Remember

Information Session, Bayfield Mall Community Room

Registered Disability Savings Plan

Danisha Allen, MBA is an experienced Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, who is passionate about helping people gain clarity around their finances, causing them to become strategic and confident about achieving their financial goals. She gives back to the community is by educating individuals about the rarely talked about but tremendously valuable RDSP.  This is an account which helps individuals with disabilities (or parents/loved ones on their) build long-term financial security with the help of Government Grants and other incentives.

You can read more about what Danisha has to say in an article by clicking here.

This will be held at the Bayfield Mall in the Community Room (beside Rexall Pharmacy)

All are welcome!

You must fill out the form to RSVP.

Boston Pizza Fundraiser

sneak peekThis coming Monday night (March 4th) from 5 to 8pm is our Boston Pizza fundraiser in the South end.

We will be having an amazing silent auction, a 50/50 draw, and table giveaways.  Children will also receive a free meal voucher at their next visit.

You can read more about the fundraiser in the news by clicking here.



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Read one mom’s story about her daughter, her seizures, and the school system in “How Schools Can Better Prepare For Students With Epilepsy” >


Employee Legal Awareness Day

February 13th was Employee Legal Awareness Day. If you have epilepsy and questions about employment standards, visit Epilepsy Ontario’s website for valuable information >





Epilepsy Ontario has submitted a four-year proposal to the province’s health and finance ministers to include funding in the 2019-20 budget for education programs largely focused on helping people understand when a seizure is a medical emergency and when it’s not in an effort to stem hospital visits, reduce costs to the health-care system and help people better manage their epilepsy. Read more here >