ACLN – Atlantic
Clinical Lymphedema Network
Atlantic Clinical Lymphedema Network (ACLN) is an inter-provincial network
of skilled clinicians from the four Atlantic provinces who are committed to
the exploration and implementation of best practice and effective service
delivery in education and management of lymphedema and related conditions.
A truly inter-professional network, the members are Physiotherapists,
Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Massage Therapists who educate and
treat people who suffer from chronic swelling conditions.
ALA – Alberta Lymphedema Association
Alberta Lymphedema Association (ALA) is a not for profit charitable
organization founded in 2003 by a team of people who recognized the need to
help people living with, or at risk of, Lymphedema. A learning association
committed to ongoing education of its stakeholders, ALA works to make a
difference and empower affected individuals and their families to help
manage this condition. ALA works from the patient standpoint.
- Assn Québécoise du Lymphoedème/Lymphedema Assn of Québec
Lymphedema Association of Quebec is a charitable organization founded in
1999 to provide education, awareness, and support to those with lymphedema,
and to encourage research leading to effective treatments and eventually a
cure. (Text is available in English and French)
– BC Lymphedema Association
BC Lymphedema Association (BCLA) has been created for the purpose of
promoting a greater public understanding of Lymphedema. The BCLA is
dedicated to providing information for patients and their families,
caregivers, medical practitioners and the public. The BCLA provides
encouragement and support to patients, educating and informing them of
treatment options available to manage their condition.
Canadian Lymphedema Framework
Canadian Lymphedema Framework
CLF is an academic and patient stakeholder collaboration which is part of
an international initiative aiming to promote research, best practice
guidelines and lymphedema clinical development, worldwide. The mission of
the Canadian Lymphedema Framework is to work to improve the management of
lymphedema and related disorders in Canada.
- Lymphedema Association of Manitoba
Lymphedema Association of Manitoba is a patient advocacy organization whose
mission is the pursuit of resources, information, education, awareness and
support to those affected with or at risk of primary or secondary lymphedema;
their families, health care professionals and the general public.
LANL – Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (LANL) was founded in
December, 2014. LANL was the vision of a dedicated group of medical
professionals involved with lymphedema patients along with lymphedema
patients and their advocates. This group has been supporting the lymphedema
community for years on a volunteer basis, without a formal base and using
their connections and resources to make the group a success. With
provincial incorporation completed, LANL has made its application for
status as a registered charity.
LANS – Lymphedema
Association of Nova Scotia
in the fall of 2017, The Lymphedema Association of Nova Scotia is a not for
profit organization that focuses on promoting lymphedema awareness and
offering support to Nova Scotians with lymphedema.
– Lymphedema Association of Ontario
Lymphedema Association of Ontario was founded by a small group of
lymphedema patients and their families in 1996. Originally intended
as a support group for patients, it has grown to provide core programs and
services to lymphedema patients, those at risk for lymphedema, lymphedema
treatment professionals and other health care providers.
– Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan
The Lymphedema Association of
Saskatchewan is a non- profit organization founded in 2004 by a group of
people who recognised the need to help those who have or are at risk of
developing lymphedema and related lymphatic disorders. We strive to be a
learning association, committed to ongoing education. SLLA works to empower
affected individuals and their families to successfully manage these
McGill Lymphedema Research Project
Canadian, university-based research project under the guidance of Dr. Anna
Towers involving Dr. Vodder school-certified therapists.