Lymphedema Groups in Canada

Alberta

Alberta Lymphedema Association (ALA)

The Alberta Lymphedema Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing resources and information, promoting education, increasing awareness, and offering support to those affected with or at risk of primary or secondary lymphedema, their families, health care professionals and the general public.

55 Brookpark Crescent SW
Calgary, AB T2W 2W6
Tel: 403-281-9205
Fax: 403-280-9467
Email: lymphnet@telus.net

Salutaris Centre for Lymphatic and Massage Therapy

The Salutaris Centre applies both the Vodder Manual Lymphadic Drainage (MLD) and Combined Decongestive Therapy (CDT) to treat patients with lymphedema and other conditions.

Suite 211, LeMarchand Mansion
11523 – 100 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5K 0J8
Tel: 780-757-1043
Email: reception@salutariscentre.com

British Columbia

B.C. Cancer Agency

The B.C. Cancer Agency provides a Guide written specifically for women, which outlines basic facts on lymphedema, the signs and symptoms of it and various treatments for it.

150 – 686 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G1
Tel: 604-877-6040
Toll-free: 1-888-906-2873
Fax: 604-877-6161
Email: bccfinfo@bccancer.bc.ca

British Columbia Lymphedema Association (BCLA)

The British Columbia Lymphedema Association is an organization that raises awareness about lymphedema and provides residents of British Columbia with information about lymphedema and available treatment options.

#215-5589 Byrne Road
Burnaby, BC V5J 3J1
Tel: 866-991-2252
Email: info@bclymph.org

Canada-wide

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Canadian Cancer Society)

This facts and stats page is a good starting point for basic breast cancer related lymphedema information, including signs and symptoms of lymphedema and preventative measures against it.

375 University Avenue, Suite 301
Toronto, ON M5G 2J5
Tel: 416-596-6773
Toll-free: 1-800-387-9816
Email: breastcancer@cbcf.org

Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF)

The CLF is part of an international initiative that supports lymphedema research, best practice guidelines and clinic development. Although the website is under construction at the moment, links and information regarding provincial lymphedema associations are included.

4161 Dundas Street West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M8X 1Y2
Email: canadalymph@live.ca

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

This Article, from the CMA Journal, provides information and recommendations to women who have developed lymphedema as a result of breast cancer.

1867 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa, ON K1G 5W8
Toll-free: 1-888-855-2555
Fax: 613-236-8864
Email: cmamsc@cma.ca

CancerConnection.ca

CancerConnection.ca is an online discussion forum, blog and group support system for people to talk about cancer and cancer-related topics, such as lymphedema. In the “Lymphedema” discussion forum, members ask questions about different lymphedema-related problems.

Lymphovenous Canada

Lymphovenous Canada is a volunteer-based website with contributions from certified health-care professionals on the latest news articles, research developments, treatment options, clinics and groups that pertain to lymphedema.

Email: info@lymphovenous-canada.ca

Manitoba

Lymphedema Association of Manitoba (LAM)

The Lymphedema Association of Manitoba is a newly-formed organization that aims to provide resources, information, awareness and support to those living with lymphedema, their families and the general public.

Box 403
Lac du Bonnet, MB R0E 1A0
Email: lymphmanitoba@yahoo.ca

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has written a bilingual, online Fact Sheet that provides basic information about lymphedema and treatment options.

Breast Health Centre, Lymphedema Care
608-400 Tache Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R2H 3C3
Tel: 204-235-3684
Toll-free: 1-888-501-5219

New Brunswick

Atlantic Breast Cancer Net (ABCN)

Although located in Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Breast Cancer Network is committed to providing quality information to residents in the Maritimes, including New Brunswick. It provides a collection of articles, fact sheets and studies containing information pertaining specifically to breast cancer related lymphedema in Atlantic Canada.

Mill Cove Plaza
967 Bedford Highway, Suite 205
Bedford, NS B4A 1A9
Tel: 902-465-2685
Fax: 902-484-6436
Email: bcans@bca.ns.ca

Newfoundland and Labrador

Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (LANL)

LANL was formed in December 2014, and its mission is to:

  • provide support to patients and families who are affected by lymphedema,
  • ensure individuals living with lymphedema have access to treatment,
  • provide lymphedema education,
  • encourage and promote lymphedema research, and
  • promote care and treatment of lymphedema based on best practices.

Website: www.lymphnl.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lymphnl
Email: lymphedemanl@gmail.com
Mailing address: P.O. Box 23091, Churchill Square, St. John’s NL A1B 4J9

Atlantic Breast Cancer Net (ABCN)

Although located in Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Breast Cancer Network is committed to providing quality information to residents in the Maritimes, including Newfoundland and Labrador. It provides a collection of articles, fact sheets and studies containing information pertaining specifically to breast cancer related lymphedema in Atlantic Canada.

Mill Cove Plaza
967 Bedford Highway, Suite 205
Bedford, NS B4A 1A9
Tel: 902-465-2685
Fax: 902-484-6436
Email: bcans@bca.ns.ca

Nova Scotia

Atlantic Breast Cancer Net (ABCN)

The ABCN (part of Breast Cancer Action – Nova Scotia) provides a collection of articles, fact sheets and studies containing information pertaining specifically to breast cancer related lymphedema in Atlantic Canada.

Mill Cove Plaza
967 Bedford Highway, Suite 205
Bedford, NS B4A 1A9
Tel: 902-465-2685
Fax: 902-484-6436
Email: bcans@bca.ns.ca

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia provides a general Fact Sheet about lymphedema, which includes signs and symptoms, management and prevention information.

1276 South Park Street
5th floor, Bethune Building
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
Tel: 902-473-4645
Toll free: 1-866-599-2267
Fax: 902-473-4982
Email: info@ccns.nshealth.ca

Ontario

Breast Cancer Action (BCA) – Ottawa

Breast Cancer Action is an Ottawa-based, survivor-directed organization that supports breast cancer patients and their families by providing workshops and raising awareness of the problems, like lymphedema, that can arise because of breast cancer surgery. Its Lymphedema – Take Control project helps to inform breast cancer survivors of risk-reduction strategies.

301 – 1390 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa ON K2C 3N6
Tel: 613-736-5921
Fax: 613-736-8422
Email: info@bcaott.ca

Lymphedema Association of Ontario (LAO)

The Lymphedema Association of Ontario offers programs and services to people living with lymphedema, as well as those who are at risk of developing it. It also aims to improve the accessibility and quality of information available regarding lymphedema.

4161 Dundas Street West Toronto, ON M8X 1Y2
Tel: 416-410-2250
Toll-free: 877-723-0033
Fax: 416-236-7604
Email: info@lymphontario.ca

Lymphedema Depot Ltd.

In addition to selling bandages and other lymphedema-care products, Lymphedema Depot offers an online listing of different support groups organized by province and territory.

12-111 Fourth Avenue, Suite 347
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3P5
Tel: 905-687-8500
Fax: 905-687-8224
Email: Info@LymphedemaDepot.com

Princess Margaret Hospital Lymphedema Clinic

The Lymphedema Clinic at the Princess Margaret Hospital has written a comprehensive Guide to Lymphedema, which includes risk prevention and management of lymphedema information.

Princess Margaret Hospital, 2nd floor, Cancer Survivorship Centre
Tel: 416-946-4501, ext. 2363
Email: survivorship@uhn.ca

Toronto Lymphocare Centre

The Toronto Lymphocare Centre focuses mainly on the prevention, treatment and awareness of lymphedema to patients with lymphedema, those that are at risk of developing the condition, and health-care professionals. Their mission is carried out through workshops, information sessions and conference presentations.

244 Dupont Street
Toronto, ON M5R 1V7
Tel: 416-531-7612

Prince Edward Island

Atlantic Breast Cancer Net (ABCN)

Although located in Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Breast Cancer Network is committed to providing quality information to residents in the Maritimes, including Prince Edward Island. It provides a collection of articles, fact sheets and studies containing information pertaining specifically to breast cancer related lymphedema in Atlantic Canada.

Mill Cove Plaza
967 Bedford Highway, Suite 205
Bedford, NS B4A 1A9
Tel: 902-465-2685
Fax: 902-484-6436
Email: bcans@bca.ns.ca

Quebec

Lymphedema Association of Quebec (LAQ)

The Lymphedema Association of Quebec (LAQ) aims to provide awareness, education and support to those with lymphedema. Various treatments and self-management exercises and techniques are provided online.

6565 St. Hubert Road
Montreal, QC H2S 2M5
Tel: 514-979-2463
Email: aql@infolympho.ca

McGill Lymphedema Research Project

This website provides information about a Montreal, university-based research project under the guidance of Dr. Anna Towers, which aims to research and study lymphedema treatment and prevention.

Montreal General Hospital, L10-212
1650 Cedar Avenue
Montreal, QC H3G 1A4
Tel: 514-934-1934, ext. 43964
Fax: 514-934-8415
Email: anna.towers@muhc.mcgill.ca

Saskatchewan

Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan Inc. (LAS)

The Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan is a non-profit organization that aims to educate and inform the public about the causes and management of lymphedema. Links to treatment services located exclusively in Saskatchewan are provided.

P.O. Box 28068
Saskatoon, SK S7M 5V8
Email: sasklymph@yahoo.ca