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BuskerFest

The Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy returns! After a 2 year hiatus, due to Covid-19, plans for the 2022 festival are now underway.  The event is scheduled to take place over the Labour Day weekend, Sept 2 – 5, 2022 at Woodbine Park in the Beaches Neighbourhood. For more details please visit our BuskerFest website and for current updates, follow our social media, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy features spectacular circus artistry; music, magic and mime; feats of the impossible, and the ridiculous, performed by comedians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns, daredevils, stiltwalkers, and much more. What makes this world-class festival truly unique is that it is produced by a local charitable organization, Epilepsy Toronto. Established in 1999, the event is one of the biggest street performer festivals in North America, and is the largest epilepsy event on the planet!

A performer contorts himself through a tennis racket while bouncing a tennis ball on another racket, and another performer is dressed as a space traveller with a radar gun

BuskerFest

The Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy returns! After a 2 year hiatus, due to Covid-19, plans for the 2022 festival are now underway.  The event is scheduled to take place over the Labour Day weekend, Sept 2 – 5, 2022 at Woodbine Park in the Beaches Neighbourhood. For more details please visit our BuskerFest website and for current updates, follow our social media, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy features spectacular circus artistry; music, magic and mime; feats of the impossible, and the ridiculous, performed by comedians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns, daredevils, stiltwalkers, and much more. What makes this world-class festival truly unique is that it is produced by a local charitable organization, Epilepsy Toronto. Established in 1999, the event is one of the biggest street performer festivals in North America, and is the largest epilepsy event on the planet!

A performer contorts himself through a tennis racket while bouncing a tennis ball on another racket, and another performer is dressed as a space traveller with a radar gun

BuskerFest

The Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy returns! After a 2 year hiatus, due to Covid-19, plans for the 2022 festival are now underway.  The event is scheduled to take place over the Labour Day weekend, Sept 2 – 5, 2022 at Woodbine Park in the Beaches Neighbourhood. For more details please visit our BuskerFest website and for current updates, follow our social media, on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy features spectacular circus artistry; music, magic and mime; feats of the impossible, and the ridiculous, performed by comedians, fire jugglers, acrobats, aerial artists, clowns, daredevils, stiltwalkers, and much more. What makes this world-class festival truly unique is that it is produced by a local charitable organization, Epilepsy Toronto. Established in 1999, the event is one of the biggest street performer festivals in North America, and is the largest epilepsy event on the planet!

Ask Me Anything…About Recruitment

Our Employment Services Department’s “Ask Me Anything…” webinar series is an opportunity for employers to talk about their recruitment process, company, or a topic related to job search they are are experts on; and a chance for our clients to ask them questions in an easy, open, comfortable environment. 

Have you ever wondered what recruiters look for in resumes, cover letters and interviews? How do they choose a candidate? Recruiters receive lots of resumes and are skilled at filtering information – they need to quickly identify the skills and experience their employers are seeking.

Danielle Helsby-Kwong will be joining us on Wednesday, July 20th 2022 @ 1 pm-2 PM for an AMA (Ask Me Anything!). Danielle, who has years of experience working as a recruiter, will take questions about the recruitment process, with the goal of enlightening job seekers on best practices when self-marketing for a job.

This online workshop is presented by Epilepsy Toronto’s Employment Services Department. To receive a zoom link to join, please complete this form to register.

About the Presenter

Danielle is an accomplished Human Resources Professional with demonstrated business knowledge in full-cycle Recruitment, HR Consulting, Coaching, HR Policy Design and Change Management. 

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2022 Epilepsy Toronto AGM

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The Epilepsy Toronto Board of Directors and staff are thrilled to welcome Dr. Patrick Akos, professor, advocate and person living with epilepsy, to be our guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting this year. Dr. Akos will share his dramatic personal story of discovering he had epilepsy, what he has learned on his journey and his priorities for advocacy.

Dr. Patrick Akos’ professional experiences as a teacher, school and college counselor inform his work as a Professor in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In his work with children, adolescents and young adults, he discovered the power of self-awareness and agency toward strengths and well-being (e.g., positive emotion, relationships, engagement, meaning). Especially in vulnerable moments of transition – he promotes hope within students and clients – both goals and pathways to success. In his professional roles, he strives to be empathetic and research informed to co-construct and empower others toward flourishing.

He is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Supervisor, as well as a licensed K-12 school counselor and secondary and middle grades teacher in North Carolina. He has served in a variety of leadership roles and was recognized as the American School Counselor Association’s Counselor Educator of the Year.

Overall, he strives to lead, teach, counsel and serve others consistent with a strengths orientation.

This event will take place virtually through Zoom. To receive a link to attend, please click the button below to register.

The 2021 Epilepsy Toronto Annual General Meeting was held virtually on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  For a copy of the minutes from this meeting, please email mackenzie@epilepsytoronto.org.

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Music and Movement for Babies and Tots

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Elana Ellison, Epilepsy Toronto’s Child & Youth Services Co-ordinator,  leads a playful new program of Music and Movement for Babies and Tots.

Join Elana in Christie Pits Park for a virtual song circle and parent chat! Enjoy songs, rhymes, and stories with your little one. Connect with other parents of young children who experience seizures. Siblings are welcome!

For more information or to register, please email Elana at elana@epilepsytoronto.org.

Health precautions and COVID-19 screening will be followed. In the event of inclement weather or changes to provincial health regulations, the program will be held online via Zoom.