Epilepsy Support Centre enhances the lives of people who are affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders by providing a network of services that educate, support, and build community awareness.
SUPPORT people with epilepsy and their families.
RAISE AWARENESS , dispel myths, and break down the stigma of epilepsy.
EDUCATE our communities about epilepsy and seizure first aid.
- Category: News
- Published on Monday, 27 October 2014 20:22
Outreach and Events Director Career Opportunity
We are currently seeking a full time Outreach and Events Director. This is a one year contract position with possibility of renewal.
The Outreach and Events Director will be responsible for planning and organizing agency special events from concept to completion, ensuring they operate smoothly and efficiently to meet established goals of revenue generation, engagement and exposure. Responsibilities also include identifying and supporting third party fundraising initiatives in all service areas. In addition to event management, the successful candidate will also be responsible for managing agency communications, including promotional materials and website.
We are looking for someone who has shown outstanding personal initiative and passion for their work, with experience in developing and executing fundraising events in the non-profit sector. Post-secondary education in Marketing, Communications, Fundraising, Project Management, Business or Event Planning is preferred. Practical knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suites and proficiency with website content management systems is preferred.
Interested candidates are requested to send a resume, cover letter and salary expectation by 4:00 pm on Monday, November 10th, 2014 to:
While we appreciate all applications, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Outreach and Events Director Job Description
Agency Special Events
Outreach, development, management and execution of all agency fundraising and awareness events
Identify, recruit and manage special event volunteers and committees as required
Manage databases (donors, sponsors, attendees, volunteers)
Identify and secure sponsorships and partnerships
Develop and maintain lasting relationships with current and potential donors and event attendees
Analyze trends in events, identifying issues and recommending solutions to the Executive Director
Third Party Event Support
Act as a liaison between agency and event organizers
Identify and support third party fundraising events
Ensure third party promotional materials adhere to agency branding standards
Assist in event promotion as requested
Manage agency communications to ensure pieces are on-brand, professional and targeted
Create new outreach initiatives to support the strategic direction of the agency
Produce quarterly newsletters and E-blasts
Create, develop and manage content for agency web presence
Maintain accurate and up-to-date content
Track and report on all site metrics
**Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director
- Category: News
- Published on Thursday, 29 May 2014 15:41
When a London member, who prefers to remain anonymous, heard of the recent funding challenges faced by Epilepsy Support Centre, he called the Centre to see how he could help. He learned that the loss of funding would make it difficult for Epilepsy Support Centre to offer the critical programs and services that help educate the public, reduce the stigma associated with epilepsy, and support families and individuals when they receive a diagnosis of epilepsy.
Within an hour of that phone call, Epilepsy Support Centre received the donor's $8,000 cheque. This generous donation will fill gaps in public education and support services funding and ensure they'll continue to be available.
"Facing life with epilepsy on a daily basis becomes a lot easier when you know that help is a quick phone call away," says the donor. "Being able to give back to an organization that works tirelessly to inform and educate the public while also providing support outside of a hospital setting is a wonderful feeling, and the least I can do."
Epilepsy Support Centre, its staff, board of directors, and members would all like to thank the donor and his family for their generosity. Every dollar helps the Centre fulfill its goals. Gifts like these feel extra special when they come from our members.
If you would like to help, you can make a donation through Canada Helps or call our London office at 519-433-4073 x 202.
- Category: News
- Published on Thursday, 29 May 2014 14:21
The Sarnia branch of Canadian Red Cross is incorporating the Do You Know What To Do? seizure first aid video in their first aid and CPR training. After hosting a Seizures 101 presentation by Epilepsy Support Centre staff, Community Services Coordinator of Canadian Red Cross, C.J Taylor, approached the Centre about including the video in their standard First Aid courses.
"I think by showing the video, it will bring more knowledge to our participants than what we have in our First Aid and CPR book," says Taylor.
According to Taylor, approximately 100 to 150 people take first aid training at Sarnia's Canadian Red Cross each month. If there is positive feedback to the video, it will be added to all courses offered by the branch, which could result in 200 to 250 people per month receiving epilepsy information and seizure first aid training.
Taylor was impressed with the video because he says seizures and seizure first aid "is explained so well." He feels the video will help the public become better educated about the proper response techniques required when someone is having a seizure.
"Some days we host three courses per day in and around Sarnia-Lambton and added information for any topic is a bonus."