Seizure Smart at Work

About 1 in 100 people have epilepsy, and it can develop at any age. Many people with epilepsy are hesitant to share their diagnosis at work because they are concerned about losing their job. Inviting Epilepsy Ottawa to your company for a Seizure Smart presentation helps create a supportive environment for staff and clients with epilepsy.

Presentations are available at locations in Ottawa and the surrounding rural areas (Lanark County, Renfrew County, Prescott-Russell County, and Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Counties). If you have questions about availability in your area, please feel welcome to contact us.

For the time being, presentations are virtual.

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Epilepsy in the Workplace

Length: 60 minutes

Epilepsy Ottawa wants to help employers feel confident when working with staff members who have epilepsy. When employers find out that a staff member has epilepsy, they are often concerned about safety, liability, and the cost of accommodations. Seizure Smart: Epilepsy in the Workplace is a free presentation that addresses these concerns and more.

Employers and HR Professionals will learn

  • The benefits of hiring an employee with epilepsy
  • How to identify different types of seizures
  • Seizure First Aid
  • Accommodations
  • Safety and Liability
  • Rights and responsibilities of employers and employees
  • How you can make your workplace more inclusive for staff and customers with epilepsy

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Epilepsy 101

It can be scary for staff members when a colleague is diagnosed with epilepsy or a client or customer has a seizure in your workplace. Seizure Smart: Epilepsy 101 is a free presentation that in which your staff will learn about epilepsy, how identify different types of seizures, and how to provide seizure first aid for convulsive and non-convulsive seizures. The presentation can reduce anxiety about an epilepsy with epilepsy and staff will feel prepared if someone has a seizure in your workplace.

To book a free Seizure Smart presentation at your workplace, please fill out the form below:

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