Victoria Epilepsy & Parkinson's Centre
Headway, the Victoria Epilepsy and Parkinson's Centre is a vibrant and welcoming non-profit society whose purpose is to strengthen clients' and families' ability to manage the physical, psychological and social effects of Parkinson's and epilepsy.
Founded in 1982 to enhance the lives of those in the Victoria Capital Regional District with epilepsy and Parkinson’s, our agency is the area’s resource for information, support, and education services. Originally started as an outreach office of the Vancouver Neurological Centre, by 1986 the Victoria Epilepsy Association and the Victoria Parkinson’s Support Group, with support from the United Way, decided to share office space and administrative tasks. That marriage of opportunity which created a dual-service agency -- serving people with epilepsy and Parkinson’s – has over the years become an organizational strength, keeping administrative costs low thereby providing more services and supports to our clients and the community
Headway strives to empower people living with epilepsy and Parkinson’s to lead active lives and fully participate in society. Headway has the expertise and knowledge to manage the symptoms of epilepsy and Parkinson’s; has access to current information on research, and helps people cope with the effects of these two disorders. We want to be there when people with epilepsy and Parkinson’s need us most, providing answers, connecting people with needed resources, and creating a compassionate community for those we serve.
Who is HeadWay?
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Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Registered Charity No. 11928 4032 RR0001