Here at ENL we know how important it is to be informed. Members and organizations can borrow from our resource centre for personal learning or to help teach others and promote awareness of epilepsy issues.
Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador offers its members and interested individuals a wide range of services and programs to meet your needs concerning all aspects of living with epilepsy.
Come visit our store Previously Loved Clothes and Things located at 351 Kenmount Road. Remember, because we are a charity, you never pay tax!
Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador is a registered charity founded in 1983. It is the only epilepsy organization serving the province and representing more than 10,000 men, women, children, and their families, who are living with epilepsy. The association is funded by donations; 100% of which remain in the province to help develop programs and services dedicated to the promotion of independence and quality of life for all people with epilepsy and their families.
About 300,000 Canadians (1 % of the population) are affected by epilepsy
In one year, an average of 14,000 people learn they have epilepsy.
Each year, 1 in 2000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy
The prevalence of epilepsy in persons over the age of 65 is approximately 7%: 1 in 14 seniors.
Each day in Canada, an average of 38 people learn they have epilepsy.
60% of new patients are young children or seniors.