April 5th, 2020

 

Provincial and Regional Information

 

Additional Measures Necessary to Protect the Health and Safety of the People of Ontario

 

TORONTO — Following the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Ontario government is reducing the list of businesses classified as essential and ordering more workplaces to close. This measure is necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of the people of Ontario, while ensuring that necessary goods and services remain available.

 

The government is ordering all businesses not covered by the updated Emergency Order to close effective as of Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. This closure will be in effect for 14 days, with the possibility of an extension as the situation evolves. Teleworking, online commerce and other innovative ways of working remotely are permitted at all times and

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Ontario COVID-19 Assessment Centres:


As at March 19, 2020- The Ontario Health Coalition has compiled this list from trusted media sources, hospital and public health websites, and by calling hospitals directly to confirm information. Please note things are changing rapidly. Different assessment centres have different criteria for access. Some do testing on site, some do not. This information is correct as of end-of-day yesterday/this morning but may change. Please call or visit the websites of the hospital/assessment centres or public health units indicated below to check current status. As tests become more available they may be able to test more people. New assessment centres are being added daily.

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People are wondering how and where to get tested. Many hospitals, Public Health Units and/or the Ontario government have set up assessment centres that are in separated areas of the hospital, or are drive-through, in trailers on

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Calling all paper airplane experts! Host a Paper Airplane Contest in your classroom, school, or workplace and prove just how high epilepsy awareness can soar!

 

If you're interested in raising epilepsy awareness to new heights, please complete our National Epilepsy Awareness Day registration form and we can help you along the way

 

 

UP, UP and AWAY!

 

This Purple Paper Plane contest template will help your Epilepsy Awareness Month project to

 

Calling all paper airplane experts! Host a Paper Airplane Contest in your classroom, school, or workplace and prove just how high epilepsy awareness can soar!

 

If you're interested in raising epilepsy awareness to new heights, please complete our National Epilepsy Awareness Day registration form and we can help you along the way

 

 

UP, UP and AWAY!

 

This Purple Paper Plane contest template will help your Epilepsy Awareness Month project to TAKE OFF!

 

A FEW THINGS BEFORE TAKE OFF

 

  • Guide your students in making purple paper airplanes and competing in two categories: greatest distance traveled and most time spent in the air
    Purple Paper Planes can be made using purple paper, or decorating copy/art paper with purple markers, paint, etc.
  • Students can participate either individually or as a team – to encourage an entire school to be involved, have the winning airplane from each class compete in an overall school contest
  • Students should build two different types of paper airplanes – one designed to fly as far as possible, and the other designed to stay in the air as long as possible

 

LET THE FLIGHT BEGIN


Building the Paper Airplanes


Step 1: Encourage students to learn about aerodynamics before they begin designing their own planes to understand why paper planes fly. Check out the Scholastic Inc. resource, "What Makes Paper Airplanes Fly?" for material to provide your student.


Step 2: Provide each student (or team of students) with four 8.5" x 11" sheets of copy paper (or purple paper). Allow the students to decorate their paper to showcase their purple pride for Epilepsy Awareness and be sure to include one fact or message about epilepsy. Students may choose to use one or two sheets per paper airplane.


Step 3: Provide the following materials for each student (or team of students). The following materials are optional, and may be used if the students desire, however additional materials are not allowed.


• 1 Standard Paper Clip
• 8 Centimeters of Tape
• 1 Dab of glue
• 3 Staples


Step 4: Students may work on their purple paper planes for the amount of time you see fit – it can even be a fun at home project.

 

Distance Test Rules


Setup a starting line from which the students will throw their purple paper plane, and record the distances in meters and centimeters. All distances should be measured from the starting line to where the purple paper plane first touches the ground. Each student (or team of students) has up to three chances to get their best result for greatest distance traveled.

 


Time in Air Test Rules


Setup a starting point from which the students will throw their purple paper plane (this should be the same spot for each throw), and record the flight times with a stopwatch using seconds and hundredths of a second. Each student (or team of students) has up to three chances to get their best results for ‘time in the air’.

 


Announcing the Winners


When all the results are in, determine winners of each category. Encourage winning purple paper planes from one classroom to challenge other classrooms. Share pictures and first name of winning students with Epilepsy Durham Region so that we can publicly congratulate your pilots!

 

If you have any questions about this contest template, or would like to brainstorn ideas about how you can help take epilepsy awareness to new heights, please call our office at 905.430.3090 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Katy PowerWalk

Epilepsy Ambassador, Katy, has battled multiple types of seizures her whole life. She takes courage from her family, friends and a good Spotify playlist. She is happiest when she gets a "Free Pass" (her description) of a seizure-free day! Every year, Katy makes it her mission to raise epilepsy awareness during the month of March to raise funds for Epilepsy Durham Region and educate the public about this disease. Even though we are social distancing this March, Katy continues with her annual mission! This year Katy's campaign for epilepsy awareness will be the Purple Power Walk: 6 laps on the high school track daily until April 5th (treadmill on rainy days). Wear purple and join her virtually!

 

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Autism is a neurological disorder involving difficulties relating to and communicating with other persons. About 1/3 of children with autism also have epilepsy. Children with autism often have abnormal EEGs, as do children with epilepsy, which may add to the difficulty of diagnosing each of these conditions in the same child. Other more detailed tests will often be needed to determine whether the child with autism is also exhibiting abnormal brain wave activity because of epilepsy.

 

For more information and additional resources, visit:

 

Epilepsy Ontario

Autism

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