Support Groups

Please note: all new group attendees must have an individual counselling session prior to joining group.

If you are interested in receiving services at Epilepsy Toronto, please contact our office at 416-964-9095 and ask to speak to an intake worker.

For specific dates of any of our upcoming support groups, please visit our Calendar.

Children, Youth, and Parent Support Groups

Young Adults Support Group

First Wednesday of each month, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Epilepsy Toronto – 468 Queen Street East Toronto, Suite 210

Are you looking to meet other young adults who have epilepsy, to share stories, resources, and transitional concerns? The Young Adults Support Group is a place where individuals with epilepsy can connect with other individuals while in an encouraging, supportive and empowering environment.

Talking to other individuals with similar stories and experiences, has proven to be beneficial for all members involved. Whether it’s to talk about what it’s like to have epilepsy, issues you may face with epilepsy, or suggestions on how to manage one’s epilepsy, one’s possible feelings of social stigmatization or seclusion may be diminished because of the connections you will make in the Young Adults Support Group.

Contact Katie@epilepsytoronto.org or call 416-964-9095.

Parents Of Young Children Support Group

Generally held the third Wednesday of every other month, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Epilepsy Toronto – 468 Queen St. East (just west of Sumach St.), Suite 210

A support group for parents to have the opportunity to talk about their issues, connect with others who are going through similar situations and share their resources and experiences they have learned along the way.
For more information contact katie@epilepsytoronto.org

Parents Of Young Adults And Teens Support Group

Generally held the last Wednesday of every other month, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Epilepsy Toronto – 468 Queen St. East (just west of Sumach St.), Suite 210

A support group for parents of young adults and teens living with epilepsy. Learn from other parents, develop effective coping strategies and decrease isolation by meeting others.

For more information contact Patricia Davis at 416 762-8358.

Adult Support Groups

Adults with Epilepsy (AWE)

Third Tuesday each month, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Epilepsy Toronto – 468 Queen Street East Suite 210

Come be a part of a support group that provides you with an opportunity to connect with other adults living with epilepsy , learn more about epilepsy and share your feelings and concerns in a warm and supportive environment.

 Interested in this support group? Wondering if this group is a good fit for you?

Contact info@epilepsytoronto.org or call 416-964-9095

Professionals Living With Epilepsy

First Tuesday each month, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Epilepsy Toronto – 468 Queen Street East Toronto, Suite 210

You are a lawyer, a nurse, a social worker, an investment banker, a marketing professional, an accountant or any other professional. You wonder, is it just me? Can I find others who are working in competitive high stress job who also have epilepsy?

This group is for you. Come meet an amazing group of professionals who can identify with where you are and what you are going through.

Interested in this support group? Wondering if this group is a good fit for you?

Contact rsmith@epilepsytoronto.org or call 416-964-9095.

 

Partners of People with Epilepsy Group

Quarterly on Tuesday nights, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Epilepsy Toronto – 468 Queen Street East Suite 210

 Epilepsy often affects the people closest to the person with epilepsy and partners know this firsthand. How do I provide support while not being over-protective? What if my partner’s epilepsy is affecting our relationship? The Partner’s Group provides the opportunity for you to meet and share with other partners who are similarly affected. It is proven that the people best equipped to give advice on how to manage, are others who are faced with the same issue. Connect with others who can provide perspective, if not solutions to help you better support your partner.

Interested in this support group?

Contact info@epilepsytoronto.org or call 416-964-9095

   

Friday Recreation Group

This social group meets every Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Epilepsy Toronto – 468 Queen Street East Suite 210

Having epilepsy can be pretty isolating especially for those who have frequent uncontrolled seizures. Due to the severe impact of epilepsy some of these persons are unable to work full time. If you are at home on a Friday, want to hang out with others, share a meal, play games, see a movie, go bowling or see a Blue Jays game; this group is for you. It’s casual! It’s fun! It’s interactive!

Interested in dropping in on a Friday afternoon?

Call us at 416-964-9095 to arrange an intake. Hayley, our Recreation Group coordinator would love to meet you.

Surgery Support Group

Quarterly at Toronto Western Hospital, 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.

Toronto Western Hospital – 399 Bathurst Street , Room WW 3-424

Hosted in partnership with Toronto Western Hospital’s Epilepsy Program

This group seeks to bring together people with epilepsy who have done surgery with those who are considering surgery as a treatment option. The decision to do brain surgery is a complex one; one that has to be weighed in light of risks vs benefits. Connecting with others who have been there can help with the decision making process.

Peer Support

If you cannot come to a group meeting but you would like to connect with another member who has done surgery, we can arrange peer support for you.

Contact rsmith@epilepsytoronto.org or call 416-964-9095.

 

Etobicoke Support Group

Last Wednesday of alternating months,  5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Rexdale Community Hub – 21 Panorama Court, Room 23

 This group was initiated to meet the needs of clients who live in the Etobicoke area of Toronto who have challenges participating in the group sessions hosted at our downtown office. Here you will have the opportunity to meet others who either have epilepsy or are impacted by epilepsy (parent, sibling, partner etc). You will also have the opportunity to hear a variety of guest speakers address issues related to epilepsy, your general health or how to access much needed community resources.

Interested in this group?

Contact rsmith@epilepsytoronto.org or call 416-964-9095.

 

Scarborough Support Group

First Wednesday of each month, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Scarborough Storefront – 4040 Lawrence Ave East

This group was initiated to meet the needs of clients who live in the Scarborough area of Toronto who have challenges participating in the group sessions hosted at our downtown office. Here you will have the opportunity to meet others who either have epilepsy or are impacted by epilepsy (parent, sibling, partner etc).

 Interested in this support group?

Contact info@epilepsytoronto.org or call 416-964-9095