About The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation

The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation (CanLyme) was formed to provide the public, including medical professionals, with balanced and validated information on Lyme disease and related coinfections. CanLyme aims to provide research funding for zoonotic disease, to increase awareness of Lyme and its associated diseases, and to communicate concerns to government public health agencies.

Who are we?

CanLyme is a registered charitable organization (#864437603RR0001). run by volunteers from coast to coast.

Our mission

The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is dedicated to promoting research, education, diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and associated diseases.


We strive to give a voice to Lyme victims by working with academics and various levels of government to promote recognition of this debilitating disease.

Literature review

We engage directly with the national and international scientific communities to ensure our information is both current and accurate.


With assistance from generous donors, we fund translational research to help improve diagnostic standards and treatment options in Canada. Our highest priority is human pathology to help to establish the prevalence of Borrelia infection in common misdiagnoses of Lyme disease.


We promote community presentations and medical seminars to raise public awareness. We also maintain a strong online presence, and our informational pamphlets have been widely distributed throughout Canada.

Who we are

We’re volunteers, activists, researchers, and scientists who care about preventing Lyme disease, and helping those people impacted by it.

Learn more about who is behind CanLyme.

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