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We provide personal and family consultations, workshops and information sessions, group support sessions, and specialized exercise classes.


Our professional staff offer a wide variety of services to clients at all stages of the lifecycle, from children to seniors, and their loved ones.


We welcome calls for information and assistance - connecting with schools, workplaces and the community.

Epilepsy Program

Are you Newly Diagnosed with Epilepsy? 

What is Epilepsy?

The word ‘epilepsy’ is a general term for more than 20 different types of seizure disorders. Seizures occur as a result of brief changes in the normal activity of brain cells. The extent of these changes, and their effect on the individual, can vary greatly. Epilepsy affects approximately 1 in every 100 Canadians, and begins most often in childhood or the senior years.

How can our agency help you?

If epilepsy is in your life, we can help! Our professional staff offer a wide variety of services to clients with epilepsy at all stages of the life cycle, from children to seniors, and their loved ones, as well as community professionals. These include the following:

  • Confidential consultations focusing on each client’s unique need for information, as well as on solutions for particular issues. Available in-person and over the phone. Contact Deirdre to set up a consultation at 250-475-6677, or e-mail.
  • High quality educational newsletter available to our members containing information about recent research developments and treatments, upcoming educational events, practical information on lifestyle management, employment and financial information, information on community resources and much more.
  • Support Groups: HeadWay has a number of ways for members to connect with each other. There is no substitute for real-time, person to person interactions. We have an amazing community that supports and celebrates one another. For more information about the different groups we offer please contact Deirdre: 250-475-6677 or email  or visit our 
  • Lending library of books, videos and other educational resources
  • Tailor-made public education presentations on epilepsy and seizure response, offered at nominal fee to teachers and students, health care providers, group homes, workplaces, law enforcement personnel, and community agencies.
  • Bursaries for Post-secondary Education are offered through Camosun College.