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

Combination antibiotic therapy for treatment of Lyme disease

ByCatherine KinsellaJan 19, 20241 min read

Dr. Monica Embers, Director of Vector-Borne Disease Research at Tulane University, discusses the difference between antibiotic tolerance and resistance…

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…

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

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…

French subtitled online viewing – The Quiet Epidemic

ByCanLyme TeamNov 23, 20232 min read

Visionnement en ligne- The quiet epidemic 20 novembre 2023 et le 4 décembre 2023. C’est avec beaucoup d’enthousiasme que…

Research explores the clinical presentations of Lyme neuroborreliosis

ByCatherine KinsellaNov 22, 20233 min read

New research out of Lithuania highlights the importance of keeping the neurological manifestations of Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB) on the…

Profiling disease burden and Borrelia seroprevalence in Canadians with complex and chronic illness

ByCanLyme TeamNov 10, 20231 min read

Victoria Sanderson and her research team looked at both the health burden and serology of Lyme patients, those with…

Chapter review: Lyme Disease can be a diagnosis of hope by Janet and Felix Sperling

ByCatherine KinsellaNov 9, 202372 min read

For decades now, patients, parents, clinicians and researchers have come face to face with the shortcomings in our healthcare…

US CDC links Borrelia burgdorferi to chronic symptoms

ByJanet Sperling, PhDNov 2, 20232 min read

As recently as 2006, the IDSA guidelines referred to the very real symptoms of chronic Lyme disease as ’the…

Lyme Carditis from A to Z: A new book by Dr. Adrian Baranchuk

ByCanLyme TeamOct 27, 20231 min read

Dr. Adrian Baranchuk, an internationally renowned cardiologist based in Kingston, Ontario has just announced the release of the much-anticipated…

Whole genome sequencing of human Borrelia burgdorferi isolates reveals linked blocks of accessory genome elements located on plasmids and associated with human dissemination

ByCanLyme TeamSep 16, 20232 min read

Abstract Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in North America and Europe. The clinical manifestations of Lyme…

Case study demonstrates need for increased Lyme literacy among health practitioners

ByDr. Sarah KeatingSep 8, 20231 min read

A new patient focused Lyme disease study funded by CanLyme explores the experiences of a Canadian adolescent with symptom-persistent…