The Margaret Maye Epilepsy Initiative


Dear Friends, Gary just posted a new video from my last event that I initiated and organized along with Epilepsy Ontario for the occasion of the Purple Day Splash Finale Celebration of March Epilepsy Awareness Month - that took place in Provincial Parliament -Queens Park on 31 March, 2009. I am very proud that we integrated - 15 Canadian organizations for the first time together - to advocate for epilepsy causes to our Provincial Government. 


Epilepsy agencies across the province, medical professionals specializing in epilepsy care, leading epilepsy researchers, and epilepsy community organizations spoke to Ontario Members of Provincial Parliament about epilepsy matters. We had a great outcome that day with many MPP’s attending, 4 Ministers, including Minister of Health Hon. David Caplan, Parliamentary Assistants and ministry staff of different politicians. A number of promising contacts were initiated. We brought to their attention different epilepsy matters, with emphasis on three different areas, awareness, research and improvement of specialized care for those with epilepsy.


Laurel Broten MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore addressed the house with a brief summary about epilepsy and those that it effects, and she encourage members of the House to take the time to learn more about epilepsy. During her address all the names of the participating organizations were mentioned and she asked for and received unanimous consent for members of the Legislature to wear a lavender ribbon in recognition of Epilepsy Awareness Month.


Best wishes,                                                                                                    

Margaret Maye & Gary Neumann         

The Margaret Maye Epilepsy Initiative     



On the attached foto: Geoff Bobb - Director Epilepsy Toronto, Hon. David Caplan - Minister of Health, Margaret Maye, Professor Mac Burnham - Director Epilepsy Ontario. Please take few minutes and watch it. Click on the links below the picture.



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Photos here!


$10,000 donated to UoT Epilepsy Research!


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