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! 

Recent dispatches

If Not Lyme Disease, What Caused This Man’s Fever?

ByTeamJun 16, 20161 min read

June 16, 2016 by Lisa Sanders, M.D. THE PRESENTING PROBLEM A doctor thought he knew what brought on this…

Australia: Murdoch University researchers found new bacteria in Australian ticks removed from echidnas

ByTeamJun 16, 20161 min read

June 15, 2016 MURDOCH University researchers have detected a new species of bacteria in echidna-biting Australian ticks. The recent…

The role of patient advocates in Lyme disease policy should be limited – CanLyme does not agree

ByTeamJun 16, 20169 min read

The article titled, ‘The role of patient advocates in Lyme disease policy should be limited’  seen here promotes stymieing ethical debate. Here…

Doctor comments on Lyme disease treatment

ByTeamJun 15, 20162 min read

[CanLyme note: It is very common for mainstream physicians who subscribe to the Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines…

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. 

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More news

Lyme disease fears prompt BC government to fund clinic

ByTeamMar 31, 20114 min read

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lyme disease fears prompt BC government to fund clinic Vancouver, BC, March 31, 2011 – In…

For physicians

ByCanLyme TeamFeb 21, 20118 min read

No tick is a good tick. Any tick that will bite a human may carry various infectious pathogens.  Ticks will…

CanLyme urges public to be “tick aware” this season

ByTeamApr 7, 20103 min read

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CanLyme urges public to be “tick aware” this season National Notice, April 7, 2010 – Tick…

Lyme disease documentary makes Oscar’s shortlist

ByTeamNov 24, 20092 min read

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lyme disease documentary makes Oscar’s shortlist Nov. 24, 2009 – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts…

BC Lyme disease victims rally at the legislature

ByTeamMay 15, 20084 min read

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BC Lyme disease victims rally at the legislature Victoria, BC, May 15, 2008 – Scores of…

Number of Lyme disease victims rises in BC

ByTeamMar 28, 20082 min read

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Number of Lyme disease victims rises in BC Victoria, BC, March 28, 2008 – The Canadian…