International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF)

The CLF has an informal agreement with the ILF to share core fundamentals, which are to:

  • place patients at the heart of our projects
  • maintain collaborative and multi-disciplinary partnerships among all lymphedema stakeholders
  • contribute to ongoing lymphedema research
  • work towards implementation of best practices
  • and support international collaboration

Other International Frameworks

The CLF is proud that Canada was the first country outside of the United Kingdom to incorporate a national lymphedema framework. There are now national frameworks in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Japan, Netherlands and the United States.

Provincial Partners

Prior to the creation of the CLF in 2009, provincial/regional community organizations were leading local advocacy initiatives and efforts to educate patients and health care professionals. Under the leadership of the CLF, more regular communication and collaboration has been initiated. One of the major achievements of our collaboration was the creation of Pathways, a full-colour national magazine providing educational information to Canadians living with lymphedema and the various professionals who support their care.

Provincial Associations

Alberta Lymphedema Association www.albertalymphedema.com
Atlantic Clinical Lymphedema Network www.atlanticlymph.ca
British Columbia Lymphedema Association www.bclymph.org
Lymphedema Association of Manitoba www.lymphmanitoba.ca
Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador www.lymphnl.com
Lymphedema Association of Ontario www.lymphontario.ca
Lymphedema Association of Quebec www.infolympho.ca
Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan www.sasklymph.ca

Our Supporters

We sincerely thank the following donors, granting agencies and corporate sponsors for their generous financial support during the CLF’s early years of operation.

Corporate Sponsors Granting Agencies Donors
  • 3M Canada
  • Bauerfeind
  • BSN Medical
  • Circaid Medical Products
  • Farrow Medical Innovations
  • Galien
  • Juzo
  • Linotrade Ltd.
  • Lymphedema Depot
  • Paradigm Medical
  • Pascoe Canada
  • Peninsula Medical Inc.
  • Sigvaris Corp.
  • Solaris
  • Valco-Mediven
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
  • McGill University Health Centre
  • Canadian Association of Wound Care
  • Plus the many individual donors who have made personal contributions