Over the past 50 years, Epilepsy Toronto has been the place where Torontonians living with epilepsy can learn more about their condition, get the help they need and be a part of a family of caring and supporting people. Epilepsy Toronto prioritizes individual needs, the importance of living as independently as possible and the benefits of community engagement. Our programs address all aspects of epilepsy from the first diagnosis of a child, to the struggles that young people face, to adult needs such as employment and relationships. Through Epilepsy Toronto’s programs, individuals can participate in trainings to build confidence and skills, share their medical concerns and challenges, discuss coping methods with people who understand, involve their schools or workplaces in awareness building, enjoy an outing with friends, learn about the latest epilepsy news and enjoy being in a place they can call “home”.
Epilepsy Toronto organizes events throughout the year to fundraise. Currently we are looking for volunteers for the Toronto International Buskerfest which happens from August 30th - September 2nd in Woodbine park. However, without volunteers this festival would not be made possible. There are many roles in which volunteers can participate: The main volunteer positions include: Gate Ambassadors: Welcome guests, accept admission donations and raise epilepsy awareness Festival Guides: Provide information and directions, and ensure that guests have the best possible festival experience Epilepsy Educators: Share knowledge and break stigma about epilepsy; host games and other learning activities Accessibility Support Volunteers: Promote festival accessibility for all of our guests Performer Assistants: Work with the entertainment team and Buskers to ensure the performances at all stages run smoothly Social Media/Photographers: Drive people to festival by taking pictures and using social media (be prepared to show examples).