Local Supports

Trained lymphedema therapists in Manitoba

Developed by LAM, this listing provides the names and contact information on all trained therapists in Manitoba who are members of the association

List of therapists in Manitoba

Lymphedema Support Manitoba

Group meets once a month to support each other and to discuss related lymphedema issues.

Lymphedema Support Manitoba Facebook Page

Lymph Notes

Based in the US, publishes lymphedema-related information, resources and community online since 2003.


The StepUp-SpeakOut website grew out of a discussion board where posters wanted a site where information about post-breast cancer lymphedema and risk reduction would be available.

Provincial Associations

All provincial associations in Canada participate in a national network to collaborate on efforts and learn from each other with the goal of increasing awareness, education and support for those living with lymphedema.

Lymphedema Association of Ontario (LAO)

Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan Inc. (LAS)

BC Lymphedema Association (BCLA)

Alberta Lymphedema Association

Lymphedema Association of Quebec (AQL/LAQ)

Atlantic Clinical Lymphedema Network

Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (LANL)

Lymphedema Association of Nova Scotia

National and International Associations

Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF)

The CLF is an academic and patient stakeholder collaboration, which is part of an international initiative to promote research, best practices and lymphedema clinical development worldwide.

International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF)

The ILF objective is to improve the management of lymphedema and related disorders worldwide.

Lymphology Association of North America (LANA)

LANA is a non-profit corporation specializing in the certification of healthcare professions who diagnose and/or treat lymphedema and related disorders.

National Lymphedema Network

The NLN is an internationally recognized non-profit organization in the US founded to provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, healthcare professionals, and the general public by disseminating information about risk reduction and the management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

Lymphatic Education & Research Network (LE&RN)

LE&RN is an internationally recognized non-profit organization founded to fight lymphatic diseases and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. It has chapters throughout the world.

Lymphatic Education & Research Network - Canada Chapter (LE&RN)

Support Organizations

Helping Hands

Helping Hands for Manitobans with Breast Cancer Inc. is a group of dedicated and caring volunteers committed to providing financial assistance to those undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Never Alone Foundation

Never Alone Foundation is a nationally registered charity committed to improving the lives of people affected by cancer.

Canadian Health and Family

Canadian Health and Family produced a video in which Dr. Anna Towers educates about lymphedema and some effective treatments that reduce the abnormal accumulation of lymphatic fluid such as compression therapy.

Lymphedema Information

Khan Academy

Video on the physiology of the lymphatic system

Dr. Jakub Taradaj (invited speaker of Illuminate Speaker series, University of Manitoba; November 2017)

Scholarly article on the effectiveness of kinesio taping in secondary lymphedema in breast cancer.

Canadian Lymphedema Framework

Hints and tips posted on the CLF website

Consensus Statement on Training Standards for Lymphedema Therapists in Canada.