Thinking About Epilepsy

The Thinking About Epilepsy program, developed by the Epilepsy Support Centre in London, Ontario, is designed to provide grade 5 students and staff with seizure first-aid and information about epilepsy. More importantly, the program promotes tolerance and acceptance of people living with epilepsy. The program has been thoughtfully designed to meet specific expectations in the Ontario curriculum for Science and Health. The 45 minute presentation is fun and engaging, including videos and even a chance for students to experience some “hands-on” first-aid.

By empowering students and staff with knowledge and correcting misinformation regarding those living with epilepsy, this program endeavors to make schools a safer and more inclusive place. The program has run to great success in more than 14 schools boards across Ontario. Education Coordinator, Claire Notman, is excited to bring this program into our schools and hopes that it will not only help support those with epilepsy, but also bring the valuable services provided by the Resource Centre to the forefront.

If you are interested in the Thinking About Epilepsy program for your child’s class or if you are a teacher and are interested in the program for students and/or staff, please contact Claire Notman at or 613-542-6222. Presentations are available for other grades or audiences upon request.

Download the flyer here.

January 2015 UpdateExpand January 2015 Update Section

The Thinking About Epilepsy program for students in Grade 5 has been received with resounding success!
Since the program launched at Central Public School in October, Education Coordinator, Claire Notman and her volunteers have seen over 350 students across our service region.

Claire is currently booking presentations for the New Year and her calendar is filling up quickly! To book a presentation for your class or for more information about the program, please contact Claire at 613-542-6222 or

Take a look at what teachers are saying!

Teachers' Reactions

“Great slide show! Ties in nicely with Grade 5 Human Body Science curriculum.”

“Wonderful, age appropriate presentation. They learned a lot.”

“Very informative and the students were very engaged and eager to ask questions and learn.”

“The information was delivered to students in a way that they were able to understand. Excellent presentation!”

“Information was presented at the students’ level. They were really engaged!”