Your contributions help fund our programming, education, advocacy and services which are leading us towards alleviating the stigma and myths of living with Epilepsy. Every donation makes a difference.
Annual National Epilepsy Awareness Day • March 26th
Did you know that March is Epilepsy Awareness Month? We invite you, your school, daycare, or business to be part of the national Epilepsy awareness celebration on March 26th. Epilepsy community agencies coast to coast are reaching out to you to get involved to help us increase education and awareness, and support for the 1 in 100 people living with Epilepsy in our communities. Download a registration form below:
Create Your Own Event
Creating your own event enables you, your business and community groups to join in the new wave to change the face of Epilepsy by organizing events that are fun and meaningful to you. Your event is independent of our agency initiatives, and enables you to become a proud supporter and 'change the face of Epilepsy forever'. Holding your own event is a great way to build community spirit and raise awareness for Epilepsy Durham Region. We can't make the change all by ourselves, we need your help!
Read through our step-by-step instructions on how to kick start your fundraising with our Fundraising Events Toolkit
Annual Walk for Epilepsy
Our Walk for Epilepsy is an opportunity to increase critical awareness about Epilepsy, rally together, and raise money to continue our fight to END STIGMA and ensure that there is support for people touched by Epilepsy in Durham Region. The Walk for Epilepsy is a fun family day bringing together a large cross-section of people, representing our years of commitment to people with Epilepsy and their families.
Walkers include those living with seizures and their caregivers; staff and volunteers; corporate walking teams; and, of course, members of the general public who want to join the fight to raise awareness. 1 in 100 people live with Epilepsy, and we invite you to lace up your shoes... any shoe will do! Each one of us can make a difference. Together we are unstoppable. Join other walkers and learn what inspires them to walk to END STIGMA and raise awareness.
In partnership with the Durham Community Foundation's Walk for YOUR Cause.
Epic Golf Challenge
Once upon a time, there were 36 golfers who said “HECK, YES I want to play 36 holes of golf.” Through sore arms, lots of lost golf balls, and an EPIC trophy, a fellowship of golfers was found and the Epic Golf Challenge was formed.
Bingo sessions are ongoing and are held twice per month at t he Red Barn Bingo Hall at 72 Wayne Street, Oshawa. Saturday morning sessions 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please contact 905-430-3090 for a full list of dates.
Do you contribute through payroll deductions? If you would like to direct your funds to Epilepsy Durham Region indicate our full name as Epilepsy Durham Region on your pledge form, and ensure your donations remain in your local community.
Our Charitable Registration Number is 89670-5399-RR0001.
Annual General Meeting
Epilepsy Durham Region hosts our Annual General Meeting (AGM) with Board of Directors and Associate Members once a year to discuss the overall status of the organization, and review fiscal information for the past year.
Epilepsy Durham Region hosts our annual Volunteer Reception along with our first quarterly Epilepsy Lecture Series event of every year. This marks a time to highlight the hard work and accomplishments of our dedicated volunteers.
Education Forum and Lecture Series
Our annual Epilepsy Education Forum and quarterly Epilepsy Lecture Series evenings bring together guest speakers with a wealth of knowledge of relevant Epilepsy information including research, treatment options, medications, and co-related conditions such as mental health.