Getting and keeping a job can be especially difficult for someone with seizures, but our Employment Services staff are here to help.
Not only do we provide a range of services to people living with epilepsy and other seizure disorders, we also provide services and assistance to potential employers. Our focus is on job acquisition, retention and workplace adjustment. Through vocational and supportive counselling, we address employment standards, labour legislation, income support, insurance, driving issues and more.
If you have any questions or require support at any time, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Please complete an intake form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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- 1-on-1 counselling and referrals
- Job Seekers Program
- Job search support groups
- Career planning, interviews, and resume help
- Job coaching, development, and placement
- Risk assessments and identifying issues in the workplace from the perspective of employee and employer to evaluate the impact of the employee’s seizures/disability.
- Recommend workplace accommodations and offer support for implementation.
- Provide epilepsy education and training to company staff.
- Help those without employment to prepare for the job market (offering support in job search strategies).
Our counsellors will conduct an intake session to learn more about you and then will recommend further services to best meet your individual needs.
To request an intake session, please complete an intake form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Job Seekers Program
Epilepsy Toronto’s Job Seekers Program is a four-week employment program that equips job seekers living with epilepsy and related conditions, with the skills they need to successfully navigate today’s job market. The program begins on the first Monday of the month with a Group Intake meeting.
On completion of the program, clients will have the option of additional support and opportunities to participate in ongoing workshops to enhance their employment skills toolkit.
To register please complete an intake form.
Epilepsy@Work – A toolkit of epilepsy resources for human resources professionals, managers, and employees living with epilepsy.
ODEN (Ontario Disability Employment Network) brings together businesses and Employment Service Providers to increase employment opportunities for job seekers who have a disability.
Magnet – helps communities share information, services, and opportunities nationwide.
JOIN consolidated resources about employment and employment support
Employment Spark Sheets:
Nicole Asta has been living with epilepsy since before she applied for her first job. She connected with Epilepsy Toronto’s employment team and began the process of doing an employment assessment and developing her job search skills. Read her full story below.