2016/2017 Scholarship

Zarontin (ethosuximide)

Defective capsules associated with reduced efficacy (increased frequency of seizures)

Health Canada has received reports of broken or leaking Zarontin soft gel capsules.  Administration of defective Zarontin soft gel capsules can be associated with a lack of efficacy.  Check capsules before taking them or giving them to a child.  Do not consume them if they look unusual, e.g. dull, cloudy, sticky, are leaking, or clumping together. Return the bottle to your pharmacy for replacement.

We are looking to award a student affected by epilepsy with a scholarship for the 2016/2017 school year. If you are a student living with epilepsy, please contact our office for more information on how to qualify. 

Anxiety and mood changes, like depression, are commonly reported problems in people with epilepsy.  To help people understand more about this topic the Epilepsy Foundation has put the following webinar together. To view the recording

          Epilepsy, Anxiety and

          Mood Changes


Provincial guidelines for the management of epilepsy in adults and children were developed by the Epilepsy Implementation Task Force in an effort to improve epilepsy care across the province. Download the latest Guidelines for Epilepsy Care in Ontario.

Guidelines for Epilepsy
Care in ​Ontario 

​Epilepsy Simcoe County was established in 1978 as a volunteer organization to assist the people of Simcoe County with education, support, awareness and advocacy. We are governed by a diverse and skilled Board of Directors and are here to serve the needs of Simcoe County. We are located in the heart of Victoria Village, the old RVH building, in downtown Barrie at 72 Ross Street. Our office is open Tuesday - Thursday from the hours 10:00am-3:00pm. Please feel free to contact us via e-mail, telephone (705-737-3132) or drop in for a quick "hello"!


​​Did you know?

Boston Pizza donates 10%

​If you dine out at Boston
Pizza and write ​"Epilepsy

Simcoe County" ​on the back of your receipt, and then put it in the receipt box by the front door, Boston Pizza will generously donate 10% of your price to Epilepsy Simcoe County!

New iPhone APP "My Epilepsy Diary"

A new iPhone APP has been launched called My Epilepsy Diary.  This is a data gathering and reporting tool designed to improve epilepsy care.  The application makes it easier to track events, and to manage epilepsy and treatment, together with your healthcare team.  You can record seizures, side effects or other personal events related to your epilepsy.  The APP helps track medications and dosages and users can set up email or text reminders to take medications.  The APP allows patients to email seizure activity reports directly to their physicians providing relevant data that can clarify diagnoses and improve patient treatment.  It also connects patients to the in-depth information available on epilepsy.com.