About Us

About 8 people per 1000 have epilepsy in South Eastern Ontario – the highest rate in Ontario

Epilepsy South Easter Ontario was created in 1985, after Katherine Manley’s daughter, Jessica, was diagnosed with epilepsy. Frustrated by her family’s attempts to cope and to educate themselves in isolation, she created an organization so others would not have to face the same fear and confusion that they faced on their own.

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those living with epilepsy or seizure disorders through support, education, and other resources. It is our mission to support and advocate for community members affected by epilepsy. We provide a variety of services to spread awareness and assist those with epilepsy. Our services include:

  • One-to-one support
  • Group support
  • Free resources
  • Education presentations
  • Community displays

The office has expanded to offer services in all of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Counties, as well as Leeds & Grenville County.

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