Canada Chapter Events

Events in Canada:

This page is to provide information on our Canada Chapter events as well as to list important events going on in the lymphatic community in Canada. If you would like to submit your event or support group, please contact us. Email:

National Lymphedema Conference in Montreal October 27-28, 2017

2017 National Lymphedema Conference

CHRONIC EDEMA AND LYMPHEDEMA: A growing problem in Canada.

You are warmly invited to Montreal, Quebec on October 27-28 for a bilingual conference co-hosted by the Canadian Lymphedema Framework and the Lymphedema Association of Québec, in association with the McGill University Health Centre and Concordia University. Healthcare professionals, researchers, patients, and community leaders will gather at the Hotel Omni Mont-Royal to learn from experts in lymphedema research, diagnosis, treatment and self-care. This collaborative event will bring together a national and international audience to strengthen the discussion of lymphedema care in Canada. You are invited to come and learn from an extensive roster of speakers and workshop leaders. They will present key topics related to chronic edema and lymphedema: obesity, lipedema, pediatrics, self-management, exercise, compression, measurement, skin care, surgery, wound care, psychosocial and clinical services.


A 3.5-hour pediatric lymphedema interactive workshop. This will be an opportunity for all lymphedema therapists and clinicians to collaborate and share best practices.
A full day community nurses training module. This French workshop should interest nurses interested in prevention and treatment of lymphedema.

Reserve your spot for this global, knowledge-sharing experience at!

National Lymphedema Conference in Montreal Oct 27-28, 2017

Ottawa renewed the proclamation of March 6th as World Lymphedema Day!

Ottawa renewed the proclamation of March 6th as World Lymphedema Day!

Ottawa, CANADA, “World Lymphedema Day, 2017, Proclamation” – City Hall ceremony photo: (right) Mayor Jim Watson (#MayorJimWatson) presenting to Canada MALE (Male Advocate for LymphEdema – Steve Kelland, left) and Elaine McArdle (centre – spouse), representing The Lymphedema Community.

Thank you, Mayor Jim Watson, in Canada's Capital (Ottawa) for the renewed proclamation of support of “World Lymphedema Day – 6 March 2017”.

After becoming the first-ever municipality, anywhere, with the "World Lymphedema Day Proclamation - 6 March 2016", this continued platform of attention & awareness is greatly appreciated. On behalf of the entire "Lymphedema Community"...thank you, Ottawa!