That people with epilepsy have optimal quality of life
We support individuals with epilepsy through personal and public education, client-based services and (support) of research.
The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS), a registered charity founded in 1980, has nearly 1,000 members. Overseen by a Board of Directors and employing one full-time staffer, EANS is the only epilepsy organization in the Maritimes. It provides information and offers counselling, advocacy, a quarterly newsletter, and a classroom education program (featuring “Kids on the Block” puppets) for students in Grades 4-6. Since 1980, EANS has reached out to almost 30,000 people through its education programs, and information/counseling/advocacy services. There are local Chapters province-wide and in New Brunswick, and a social/recreational club in Halifax. A new children's program is now being piloted. In 2008, 9-year old Cassidy Megan (an EANS member) started “Purple Day for Epilepsy – March 26” with the help of Epilepsy Nova Scotia. This is now a global campaign in which supporters around the world wear purple to raise epilepsy awareness. EANS continues to spearhead the campaign.
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Contact Name:Iris Elliott