Welcome to the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) was created to promote a more complete and comprehensive understanding of Lyme disease and related illnesses through research, education and advocacy to help reduce misdiagnosis and improve treatments for Lyme disease.

Get help for Lyme

Recognizing symptoms and learning how to talk to your doctor are the first steps towards treatment.

Learn more about Lyme

Understanding Lyme disease is the best way to prevent, diagnose and treat it.

Get the facts

Get the facts on ticks and tick-borne diseases. There are many myths! 

Where there are ticks, there’s often Lyme disease

Lyme disease is caused by an infection that is most often transmitted by ticks, but it can also be transmitted from mother to child during pregnancy.

Ticks can attach to your body without being seen or felt, and diagnosis can be difficult due to symptom presentation, testing protocols and other challenges. 

Learn to protect yourself

You can support our work

CanLyme is a registered Canadian charity. We rely on the financial support of donors. You can help save lives.

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Recent News

Join CanLyme for a live Q&A panel discussion

ByMarisa FloraMay 24, 20231 min read

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and you are invited to join CanLyme in the second part of The…

Sarah Cormode joins host David Webb on Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Podcast

ByCanLymeMay 20, 20231 min read

Sarah Cormode, host of the Looking at Lyme podcast, speaks to outdoor enthusiasts across the country in this Explore…

Come and join with CanLyme in the screening of “The Quiet Epidemic”

ByCanLymeMay 18, 20231 min read

May 18th, 2023 May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and CanLyme is hosting an on-demand screening of the critically…

Murphy signs law requiring N.J. students to learn about tick-borne diseases

ByCanLymeMay 17, 20231 min read

New Jersey students will be required to learn about tick-borne diseases starting next school year under a bipartisan law…

Join CanLyme for a screening of the Quiet Epidemic

ByCanLymeMay 12, 20231 min read

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and CanLyme is hosting an on-demand screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Quiet…

CanLyme partners with Explore!

ByCanLymeMay 2, 20232 min read

The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Explore. Through this partnership, CanLyme is helping…

Join us for a screening of The Quiet Epidemic

ByCanLymeMay 1, 20232 min read

May is Lyme Disease awareness month and CanLyme is helping to raise awareness by hosting an online screening of…

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise—And Climate Change Is To Blame

ByCanLymeApr 27, 20231 min read

Chatelaine – by Zeahaa Rehman April 25th, 2023 “Maggie McColl first heard the joke about Lyme disease at a public…

CanLyme Tick Removal Kit bulk order pricing

ByCanLymeApr 27, 20232 min read

Are your employees at risk of a tick encounter in their workplace? There are several ways to reduce the…

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Screening and Q&A

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and CanLyme is hosting a private screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Quiet Epidemic.
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10 tips to avoid Lyme infection

Regular tick checks are a way to check your body for crawling or embedded ticks. Check everywhere including these hotspots.
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Donate now

Your donation helps CanLyme to continue funding research and in-depth education for health care providers, advance knowledge and awareness of Lyme disease and associated illnesses, and improve the lives of people living with Lyme disease.
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Resources

Whether you’ve been diagnosed with Lyme, are seeking diagnosis or simply want to know more about Lyme disease, the following resources are recommended.
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Lyme prevention

By taking the right precautions and spreading the word, you can effectively protect yourself, and your family, from Lyme.