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

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Recent News

Episode 55 with Sarah Cormode and Brian Fallon

ByCanLymeApr 18, 20231 min read

Brian Fallon, MD, MPH Brian Fallon, MD, MPH directs the Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center and the Lyme…

Identification of an unusual cluster of human granulocytic anaplasmosis in the Estrie region, Québec, Canada in 2021

ByCanLymeApr 17, 20232 min read

Abstract Background: Human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA) is a potentially severe tick-borne infection caused by the bacterium Anaplasma phagocytophilum (A.…

Survey for our Looking at Lyme listeners

ByCanLymeApr 13, 20231 min read

Looking at Lyme is an educational podcast, designed to increase awareness and empower listeners with expert knowledge. We have…

Get ready for summer with this free Educators’ Resource

ByCanLymeApr 12, 20231 min read

Get ready for summer camps & outdoor adventure with the CanLyme Educators’ Resource! Whether you are new to outdoor…

Explore the Geneticks interactive tick testing map

ByCatherine KinsellaApr 12, 20231 min read

Learn more about where ticks are in Canada by exploring this interactive tick testing & statistics map. Geneticks created…

Industry pricing for tick testing

ByCanLymeApr 12, 20231 min read

Both employers and employees can take important steps to raise awareness and reduce the risk of tick bites and…

Take it from a Canadian, ticks aren’t nice – and climate change means they’re thriving in the UK

ByCanLymeApr 9, 20231 min read

The Guardian, by Stephen Buranyi Where I’m from, you can’t be considered a responsible outdoor person unless you’re willing…

Protocols for prevention of tick-borne illnesses in the workplace

ByCanLymeApr 5, 20233 min read

“I really urge employers to make sure they’re recognizing tick-borne illness…I recommend that they research this topic, that they…

A Fatal Case of Late Stage Lyme Borreliosis and Substance Abuse

ByCanLymeMar 31, 20232 min read

Abstract A recent study demonstrated a 1,100% (12-fold) increase in substance abuse after acquiring Lyme borreliosis. Lyme borreliosis and…