Seizure First Aid

Whether or not you know someone personally with epilepsy, it’s important to educate yourself by learning seizure first aid.

Why is it important for me or my staff to learn seizure first aid?

Though seizures are a normal part of life for many people who experience them, it can be embarrassing and scary to have a seizure in public – especially if bystanders don’t know what to do. This can cause people with epilepsy to avoid public spaces and feel frightened of taking part in normal activities such as going to the grocery store, walking down the street with friends, or working out at the gym.

If every single person in our community learned seizure first aid, individuals living with epilepsy would have more confidence participating in daily life. All of us have a responsibility to educate ourselves about seizures in order to make our community safe and inclusive for everyone.

How hard is it to learn seizure first aid?

Seizure first aid is easy  for everyone to learn – even children. It focuses on how to immediately assist an individual who has a seizure, and does not require advanced medical knowledge.

What are the chances I will need to use what I learn?

Epilepsy is the second most common neurological disorder after migraines. It is highly likely that at some point in your lifetime you will be nearby when someone has a seizure.  There are 42 people in Canada every day being diagnosed with epilepsy and 60% of new diagnoses are children and seniors.

Can you train my community group/employees?

Yes! EANS offers a free Seizure First Aid workshop that is adaptable for all age groups. If you are interested in booking a Seizure First Aid workshop, please call (902) 429-2633 or email