Funding will help empower children and youth with epilepsy who feel isolated and face depression and anxiety. With about 60 participants, over 200 people will be positively impacted by the program
Mississauga, Ontario, June 29, 2022 – TELUS Friendly Future Foundation® has donated $20,000.00 to contribute towards Epilepsy South Central Ontario’s Children and Youth Summer Empowerment Experience which is dedicated to support children and youth with epilepsy through summer camp experiences and leadership opportunities they may otherwise be denied.
“We are addressing children and youth with epilepsy who often face depression and anxiety, living an isolated life preventing them from achieving their full potential, often unemployed or underemployed, relying on disability and other assistance. By providing them with confidence building programs and activities, we aim to improve their overall success in life” says Cynthia Milburn, CEO of the Charity
This amount will contribute to, which will allow Epilepsy South Central Ontario to impact at least 200 people throughout the length of the program and beyond.
“We’ve heard from our charity partners about the challenges children and youth with epilepsy face every day,” says Shanan Spencer-Brown, Executive Director of TELUS Friendly Future Foundation. “We are honoured to be able to support Epilepsy South Central Ontario with a donation of $20,000 from the TELUS Greater Toronto Area Community Board. We are so appreciative of the work Epilepsy South Central Ontario is doing to help empower children and youth with epilepsy in their community.”
For more information on Epilepsy South Central Ontario and the $20,000.00 donation, please visit www.epilepsysco.org , and for more information on TELUS Friendly Future Foundation visit friendlyfuture.com.
Epilepsy South Central Ontario is a non-profit charitable organization that provides education, information, and support to families and individuals and enhances the quality of life for those living with seizure disorders. Established in 2008, Epilepsy South Central Ontario works to increase public awareness and encourages understanding within our vast and diverse community. Our vision is to eliminate barriers within the community and uphold a high standard of positive race relations (BIPOC) and outlook while striving to ensure Sunny Days Camp, the Youth Empowerment Program, Seniors Programs, Counseling and Support services are accessible to all.
For additional information please visit www.epilepsysco.org
About TELUS Friendly Future Foundation
Founded in 2018, TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is an independent registered charity. Our mission is to help connect youth to a world of opportunities by supporting Canadian organizations that oﬀer health, education or technology programs. We have provided more than $24 million in grants to community-based, provincial, territorial and national charities that help at-risk youth thrive in a digital world. TELUS Friendly Future Foundation alongside our 13 TELUS Community Boards, provides millions of dollars to more than 500 charities across Canada every year.