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Impact of Epilepsy in Ontario: New report on brain disorders released

The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) in collaboration with the Institute for Clinical and Evaluative Sciences (ICES) released a report this July that provides new Ontario-specific findings for thirteen brain disorders, including epilepsy.

Epilepsy Ontario is Looking for New Board Members

Epilepsy Ontario is currently looking for new board members with a high degree of personal commitment to our cause who have the energy to devote up to 12 hours per month.

Welcome to our new Executive Director

Welcome Debra Swan!

Client Services Coordinator Position Available

Sadly, we are saying good-bye to Elizabeth Moss our Client Services Coordinator. We are now accepting applications for this position.

Support Group Starts Next Week. All Are Welcome!

Wednesday, July 29th marks the first session of our monthly epilepsy support group meetings.

Thanks to Volunteers

Fire Truck Pull Volunteers. Thank you!

Today is World Brain Day!

World Brain Day 2015 focuses on Epilepsy

Drug shortage alerts: Clobazam

Epilepsy Ontario has learned that two clobazam drugs are in shortage:
APO-clobazam (DIN 02244638) is on back-order. The company's estimated resupply date is July 5, 2015.
PMS-clobazam (DIN 02244474) is not available. Resupply date is unknown.

Approval of the Epilepsy Resolution by the World Health Assembly: A Historical Landmark

World Health Assembly approved the WHO Resolution on the Global Burden of Epilepsy.

Support Group Survey

Interested in epilepsy support groups? Take a minute to complete our survey.


Epilepsy Ontario has learned there is a serious shortage of acetazolamide tablets. 

  • Acetazolamide (AA Pharma) is on back-order. The manufacturer estimates that additional supply will be available on June 30.
    Drug Identification Number or DIN is 00545015
  • Acetazolam (Valeant Canada LP) has been discontinued. 
    Drug Identification Number or DIN is 00295019

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