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

Lyme disease and POTS

ByRobert G. MurrayApr 30, 20243 min read

Lyme disease is under-diagnosed and often under-treated. A multidisciplinary team at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine published a…

Canadian researchers discover tick repelling chemicals secreted by ants

ByCatherine KinsellaApr 16, 20241 min read

Researchers from Simon Fraser University have discovered a combination of chemicals secreted by ants that were found to repel…

Protein found in human sweat inhibits growth of Lyme bacteria

ByCanLyme TeamMar 22, 20241 min read

International researchers looked at biobank samples from 617,731 patients and discovered that patients with Lyme disease were more likely…

New research looks into long Covid and chronic Lyme disease

ByCatherine KinsellaMar 1, 20242 min read

Researchers at MIT are thinking outside the box with a new long Covid, chronic Lyme disease study. Dr. Mikki…

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

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More news

The significant impacts of infections, such as Lyme, on mental health

ByCatherine KinsellaJan 10, 20242 min read

Dr. Robert Bransfield, Dr. Charlotte Mao and Dr.Rosalie Greenberg have written a comprehensive and important review that addresses the…

Medical Gaslighting and Lyme Disease: The Patient Experience

ByCanLyme TeamDec 31, 20232 min read

Published December 29, 2023 in Healthcare Authored by Jennifer L. Fagen, Jeremy A. Shelton, Jenna Luché-Thayer Abstract: Even though…

Leaning into 2024

ByCanLyme TeamDec 26, 20231 min read

This is a time of year for messages of joy and resurgence. For people with Lyme disease and their…

Research points to delayed diagnosis for Black patients with Lyme disease

ByCatherine KinsellaDec 21, 20231 min read

This recent study from Johns Hopkins University reveals that Black patients in their clinic and research studies received a…

Lack of effective healthcare for Canadian Lyme patients and why they turn elsewhere

ByCanLyme TeamDec 20, 20236 min read

An article in BNN is once again shining a spotlight on the systemic dysfunction in the Canadian healthcare system…

Are you planning to travel?

ByCanLyme TeamDec 18, 20232 min read

Ticks can be found around the globe and have different habits, habitats and carry different pathogens depending on where…

Research confirms  presence of Borrelia cyst-like structures after antibiotic treatment and uncovers a unique localization of Borrelia species in the brain

ByCatherine KinsellaDec 1, 20232 min read

Emerging research out of the Czech Republic has revealed surprising results and invites further exploration into how Borrelia interacts…

Spark hope this Giving Tuesday: Your chance to create change!

ByCanLyme TeamNov 27, 20231 min read

This Giving Tuesday, show your support for the Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation. Let’s ignite a spark of hope together. …

Seeking treatment for Lyme disease in Canada

ByCatherine KinsellaNov 27, 20236 min read

“How can you not believe me?” Those are the words of a Canadian adolescent reflecting on the challenges he…