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It’s tough isn’t it! If you are caring for a relative, particularly one with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia, you know that caregiving is a resource-intensive responsibility. Your time, energy and financial resources are diverted from your normal activities to caring for your family member or friend. Caregiving is especially taxing on those who are […]

Watch The Emotional M...

There’s no better way to honor an important day than with a love story. Saturday, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day, and to promote and raise awareness of the day, CoorDown, Italy’s national association of people with Down syndrome, has produced a video that captures a couple’s special moment. Called “The Special Proposal,” the […]

Purple Day!

Epilepsy Toronto News • March 2015 WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR PURPLE DAY? Send us your Purple Day photos to purpleday@epilepsytoronto.org or post them on Facebook www.facebook.com/epilepsytoronto Wear purple on March 26th Come out to one of our community events: Etobicoke, March 26th: 10am to 2pm Stop by the Rexdale Community Hub, (21 Panorama Court) […]

The Real Prettiness P...

Last week we featured a cover shot of The Real Prettiness project by Dai Lyn Power. This week, we unveil some more photographs from the amazing project. Congratulations to the photographer and the models for making the project such a success! I am a half-Peruvian photographer from Germany and I am 24 years old. My […]

“I Won’t ...

Donna Russo has danced for nearly all of her life. Over the past seven years, muscular dystrophy has taken away much of her ability to move. Despite her condition, Donna’s passion for dance stays alive in her heart. Directed and choreographed by Tam Warner.

Just for the thrill of it…. By Joel Dembe Fair warning to all the naysayers, protesters and conscientious objectors who feel the 2015 Pan Am Games are waste of money and considerable burden that’s been thrust upon my hometown of Toronto…. This article simply isn’t for you. Given my a unique perspective on the 2015 […]

Reflecting on living ...

By Robert Kingett Once in our lives, if not more than once, there’s a sentence that flutters out of our mouths without hesitation. People utter this sentence when they want something really badly and feel like that new book would enhance their lives or that video game would make the winter bearable or that movie […]

Blood, Sweat, Tears a...

By Ignacio Estefanell You can’t just expect success. It takes blood, sweat, tears and a bit of luck.- Drew Ferguson Looking at the knock knees of the kids around him, the expression that comes into Drew Ferguson’s mind is “pigeon-toed”. In time, he will learn to distinguish between the various types of disabilities but, in […]

Living with Down Synd...

The Long Game: Or why cute and happy is not enough by David Perry March 21st was World Down Syndrome Day, chosen because 3/21 reflects the three 21st chromosomes that mark the genetic condition Trisomy-21, also known as Down syndrome. It’s a day about awareness and you will, if you’re lucky, see lots and lots […]

Dogs on the job: At H...

Dogs on the job By Vesna Plazacic We’re just beginning to scratch the surface when it comes to the ways that “man’s best friend” can help out humans in need. You’re likely familiar with the extent to which dogs assist people with vision loss or with physical disabilities, but few of us are aware of […]