The Purple Door School Campaign

We’re excited to launch #ThePurpleDoor2020 campaign. We invite teachers, parents, students, and schools to raise epilepsy awareness.

Submit a photo of your decorated door between March 1, 2020 and one week after schools reopen 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 #ThePurpleDoor2020 on social media. Two days after the deadline, 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.

Note: If you’ve already decorated your classroom door and took photos before March break, please submit them by April 10, 2020. You will be entered in this year’s contest. If the schools do not reopen before the end of this school year, your submissions will be held for next year.

For more information, please contact

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Submit your photo

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

    The Purple Door School Campaign 2020

    Unfortunately,  The Purple Door School Campaign was cancelled for this year due to COVID-19, however there were two schools that were able to submit their photos.  Here are the submissions for Tarbiyah Learning Academy and St. Francis of Assisi! 

    Check out these examples from previous years


    Book a Thinking About Epilepsy presentation during 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 require the use of a SMARTBoard or computer, projector, and speakers.

    For more information, please contact