Programs & Services

Client Services

We provide information, resources, and community referrals to  people with epilepsy and their families.

One-to-One Support

Addresses individual, couple, and family needs and concerns in a confidential and supportive environment. This service is available by phone, email, or in-person office visits. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Counselling and Advocacy

Our Client Services Coordinator can provide support, counselling and can advocate for people affected by Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders. These services are available by phone, email, or in-person office visits. Please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Group Support

Our support group sessions are now running the last Wednesday of every month. They are open to anyone affected by epilepsy.  Location: Online – via Zoom to register contact, admin@epilepsyresource.org.

Learn to Grow

Learn to Grow is a Youth Transition Program for Youth with Epilepsy and their Caregivers. The program comprises of weekly sessions with topics including mental health, physical health, nutrition, and stigma. To register, contact ESEO’s Youth Transition Coordinator, Hailyne Carr-Williamson at hailyne@epilepsyresource.org

Transportation Services

Our transportation service, Emily’s Fund, was created in partnership with her family to honour Emily McNamee’s legacy.

Emily’s Fund serves to assist people in our catchment area with travel to medical appointments, other required services, and to any services provided by Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario. Transportation needs outside of Kingston are determined on a case-by-case basis. Rides are provided through a partnership with Amey’s Taxi.

If you are in need of transportation to a medical appointment or any of our services, please contact our office at 613-542-6222 or admin@epilepsyresource.org. We ask that you please give 24-48 hours’ notice before an appointment.

Free Resources

Brochures, pamphlets and facts sheets are available for those seeking information to take home. A seizure journal is also available to print from our website.

Community Displays

Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario provides staffed displays to help spread awareness and understanding of epilepsy. To have a community display offered in your school, business, or at an event, please contact us.

A community display of our resources, with our lovely volunteers.

Epilepsy Clinic

Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario (ESEO) is proud to partner with Hotel Dieu Hospital’s adult and pediatric epilepsy clinics. These clinics provide an immediate point of contact to connect clients with ESEO after meeting with their epileptologist. Patients can be seen by our Client Services Coordinator to receive support, resources, advocacy, and referrals as needed.

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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.

Download the flyer here.

Take a look at what teachers are saying!

“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!”