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 neuroborreliosis: A case report

ByCanLyme TeamAug 8, 20232 min read

Abstract Key Clinical Message Lyme neuroborreliosis is the manifestation of Lyme borreliosis that impacts the nervous system. It gives…

Why Lyme treatments often fail

ByRobert G. MurrayJul 28, 20232 min read

Monica Embers, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University, Director of Vector-Borne Disease Research and member…

6-year-old may need to relearn how to walk, talk after tick bite leads to ICU, mom says

ByCanLyme TeamJul 15, 20231 min read

A bite from a tick left a 6-year-old Arkansas boy fighting for his life, his mother says, and he…

Elizabeth May speaks to the need for greater access to Lyme literate physicians and other changes

ByCanLyme TeamJul 12, 20232 min read

Thank you to everyone who helped promote awareness of The Quiet Epidemic global impact campaign by sharing CanLyme’s event…

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

Join CanLyme for a live Q&A panel discussion

ByMarisa FloraMay 24, 20231 min read

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and you are invited to join CanLyme in the second part of The…

Sarah Cormode joins host David Webb on Explore Magazine’s Live the Adventure Podcast

ByCanLyme TeamMay 20, 20231 min read

Sarah Cormode, host of the Looking at Lyme podcast, speaks to outdoor enthusiasts across the country in this Explore…

Come and join with CanLyme in the screening of “The Quiet Epidemic”

ByCanLyme TeamMay 18, 20231 min read

May 18th, 2023 May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and CanLyme is hosting an on-demand screening of the critically…

Murphy signs law requiring N.J. students to learn about tick-borne diseases

ByCanLyme TeamMay 17, 20231 min read

New Jersey students will be required to learn about tick-borne diseases starting next school year under a bipartisan law…

Join CanLyme for a screening of the Quiet Epidemic

ByCanLyme TeamMay 12, 20231 min read

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and CanLyme is hosting an on-demand screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Quiet…

CanLyme partners with Explore!

ByCanLyme TeamMay 2, 20232 min read

The Canadian Lyme Disease Foundation is excited to announce our partnership with Explore. Through this partnership, CanLyme is helping…

Join us for a screening of The Quiet Epidemic

ByCanLyme TeamMay 1, 20232 min read

May is Lyme Disease awareness month and CanLyme is helping to raise awareness by hosting an online screening of…

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise—And Climate Change Is To Blame

ByCanLyme TeamApr 27, 20231 min read

Chatelaine – by Zeahaa Rehman April 25th, 2023 “Maggie McColl first heard the joke about Lyme disease at a public…