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, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Switzerland, Netherlands, Turkey, the United States, and Wales.

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

BC Lymphedema Association

Lymphedema Association of Manitoba

Lymphedema Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Lymphedema Association of Nova Scotia

Lymphedema Association of Ontario

Lymphedema Association of Quebec

Lymphedema Association of Saskatchewan

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
  • Circaid Medical Products
  • Farrow Medical Innovations
  • Galien
  • Jobst Canada
  • Juzo
  • Linotrade Ltd.
  • L&R Canada Inc.
  • Medi Canada
  • Paradigm Medical
  • Pascoe Canada
  • Peninsula Medical Inc.
  • Sigvaris Corp.
  • Solaris
  • 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