[decorative logo] Lymphovenous Canada: Lymphedema Cancer Clinics and Programs


Tom Baker Cancer Center Rehab Dept.
Lymphedema Management Program
2210-2nd St SW, Holy Cross Site,
Calgary, AB T2S 3C3
Phone: 403-476-2448

In the fall of 2006 publicly funded lymphedema treatment for cancer patients was extended to southern Alberta. Patients who meet eligibility criteria are being referred to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre at the old Holy Cross Hospital Centre.

A physiotherapist and occupational therapist have been hired to take over treating cancer lymphedema patients using the protocol that the Cross Cancer Institute uses in Edmonton Alberta. The Tom Baker Centre will be permitting GP's to provide a referral note to enable patients with secondary lymphedema to get treatment at their centre, in addition to their surgeon or oncologist, as was previously the case.

British Columbia



Note: An Atlantic Clinical Lymphedema Network has been established made up of CDT trained physiotherapists, nurses and massage therapists who work in the four Atlantic provinces.

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Newfoundland and Labrador

Prince Edward Island

Northwest Territories


The Province of Ontario provides 75% of the costs for compression garments for individuals with chronic lymphedema of all types. The Assistive Devices Program (ADP) is now covering 75% of the cost of the Reid Sleeve Classic for persons with lymphedema in their upper and lower limbs. Registered massage therapists with lymphedema certification can now be authorizers for compression garments in Ontario.

A number of lymphovenous treatment teams and clinics are located in hospitals across the province. Below is a list of some of the teams in Ontario. For more complete information on what is available in your area, contact the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.

These private clinics are filling the gap until lymphedema treatment centres are established in hospitals in their areas: