The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia

Organization Type: Health & Medical
Address: 5880 Spring Garden Rd. Suite 306, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1Y1
Contact: Faye Bontje
Phone: (902) 429-2633

The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia (EANS) is a registered Canadian charity that supports individuals living with epilepsy in Nova Scotia. Formed in 1980, EANS serves adults and children with epilepsy, their families, friends and the community at large. We seek to promote a better understanding of this common neurological condition through public education, awareness programs, and advocacy. EANS also offers services to New Brunswick and PEI as needed.

Since its incorporation EANS has grown from a space in a church basement to a professional office in the Medical Arts Building on Spring Garden Road in Halifax. Client services have increased, and education, recreation, and volunteer programs are constantly being developed. Volunteers are an integral and important part of the work the association undertakes.

Our Mission:

To provide education and resources to support persons living with epilepsy, their communities and support ongoing research.

Our Value Statements

  • All people touched by epilepsy are important to us at EANS. We welcome them with respect, compassion and enthusiasm.
  • A person’s life should not be defined or unnecessarily limited by epilepsy. We support individuals towards independent and fulfilled lives.
  • As long as people with epilepsy need us, we must exist. As the needs change, we respond.

The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia’s Volunteer Opportunities

Epilepsy+ Program Leaders Needed

Organization: The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia is looking for 2-3 volunteers to lead Epilepsy+, a social program for adults living with epilepsy and multiple additional challenges. Who: 2 – 3 …Read More

To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children, to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give of one’s self, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived–that is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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5880 Spring Garden Rd. Suite 306, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 1Y1

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