The Purple Door Campaign

Orange and purple image. On left there's an open purple door with an orange ribbon on it and the words "Old Ways Won't Open New Doors", on the right there is an orange ribbon on an orange background. The words "March is Epilepsy Awareness Month. We’re excited to launch
#THEPURPLEDOOR2023 campaign!
Submit a photo of your decorated
classroom door between March 1st 2023
and March 31st 2023 and be entered to
win a PURPLE DOOR PARTY for your class.
For more information visit: Campaign courtesy of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario."We’re excited to launch #ThePurpleDoor2023 campaign. We invite teachers, parents, students, and schools to raise epilepsy awareness.

Submit a photo of your decorated door between March 1 and March 31, 2023 and be entered to win a PURPLE DOOR PARTY for your class. With your submission, your class will be entered into a draw. Be sure to share your photo using the hashtag #ThePurpleDoor2023 on social media. The week of April 3, Epilepsy Ottawa will announce which class has been randomly selected for their purple party. The party will include pizza and purple swag!

Classes or homerooms from elementary and secondary school boards are invited to participate.

If you are unable to decorate a door in your school, consider using a bulletin board or chalk board,

For more information, please contact

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    If you have any difficulty submitting your photo, please email it to along with the information requested in the above form.


    Check out these examples from previous years


    Book a Thinking About Epilepsy presentation this Epilepsy Awareness Month!

    Thinking About Epilepsy is a free, in-school, age-appropriate, and educational presentation about epilepsy and seizures. Students will gain an understanding of what it means for someone to have epilepsy, what a seizure is, and how to help someone who is having a seizure.  In addition, Thinking About Epilepsy promotes acceptance and understanding, and helps to create a safe and supportive environment for students with epilepsy.

    Presentations are available virtually or in person. In person presentations require the use of a SMARTBoard or computer, projector, and speakers.

    For more information, please contact