Phone: 250.475.6677
Make a Donation
Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Support. Care. Knowledge.

Support

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

Care

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.

Knowledge

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

Community Spotlight

Here are some events going on in the community:


INCH - INfant and Child Health Lab

Are you a parent of a child/youth with epilepsy? The team at the University of Toronto and McMaster University is conducting a study to examine the relationship between physical activity and mental health outcomes among children/youth with epilepsy. They also want to know individual and parental factors that promote physical activity among this population. Receive a $20 gift card for completing a 30-45 minute survey (parent & child) and having your child’s physical activity level measured for 7-days using an accelerometer. Contact: denver.brown@utoronto.ca

Project Description:

To explore the relationship between physical activity and mental health outcomes among children and youth with epilepsy. This will allow for a better understanding of psychosocial factors by which physical activity influences mental health. We are also aiming to identify factors that promote and impede physical activity in this population. This information will establish physical activity patterns that improve mental health and help identify factors to target when developing interventions to promote physical activity among children and youth with epilepsy.

Participants:

- Children and youth ages 8 to 17 diagnosed with active epilepsy (at least 1 seizure within previous 12-months) and their parent(s)/guardian(s)

Children must be:

(i) able to walk; (ii) functioning at a Grade 3 level as judged by parents; (iii) able to speak English. Parents must also be able to speak English.

Survey links:

Parent: https://redcap.fpeh.utoronto.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=JJC9EPL3EF

Youth (ages 13-17): https://redcap.fpeh.utoronto.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=WTEXFPY3H9

Child (ages 8-12): https://redcap.fpeh.utoronto.ca/redcap/surveys/?s=FLNP9F8JYR

You will need to complete the Consent/Assent form to enter the survey. Please use this Study ID when navigating the survey (ID: CEA-TEST). Data assigned to this Test Study ID will be disregarded.