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About the Lymphedema Association of Ontario 

Your trusted resource for lymphedema support, education, and advocacy. At LAO, we are dedicated to empowering individuals affected by lymphedema and promoting awareness within the community.

Our website serves as a gateway to a wealth of valuable resources and programs. Through our commitment to excellence, we strive to fulfill the needs of our members and the general public alike. Here's how LAO can make a difference in your journey:

  • Knowledge and Support: Access expertly curated information on lymphedema, its latest developments, and treatment options.
  • Engaging Webinars and Events: Exclusive webinars by leading experts and community events to stay informed and connected.
  • Virtual Support groups every month with varying topics lead by a speaker for advice, information and community. 
  • Pathways Magazine: Receive our inspiring magazine with practical advice, uplifting stories and local resources.
  • Connecting with Professionals: Find local therapists and clinics with our LAO Directory.

Join our vibrant community today by becoming a member of LAO. By doing so, you not only unlock a wealth of exclusive resources but also contribute to our mission of making a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals with lymphedema.

Together, let's navigate the journey of lymphedema, empower each other, and inspire hope. Donate or become a member now and be a part of the positive change.

Upcoming Events


    • 28 May 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 98


    medi Canada
    What to Know on our Products
    and Accessories 
    with Andrea Beer

    May 28, 2024 | 12:00 PM EDT


    Join us in this webinar presented by Andrea Beer, Territory Manager at medi Canada. You will have the opportunity to learn more about the various products offered by medi for lymphedema.

    We will explore the different characteristics and fabrics of our products, along with presenting accessories that could also be used.

    All members (patients, therapists, retailers/fitters)


    Andrea Beer 

    Andrea is a German trained Master of nursing and wound therapist working as the Territory Manager for AB & NWT for medi Canada.

    With over 18 years of experience in working with Lymphatic, Lipoedema and vascular patients Andrea is focusing on allowing everyone involved in the treatment process to understand the different products and options. Creating awareness and understanding of Lymphedema & Lipoedema amongst the medical professionals is important to Andrea. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her horse in the outdoors.


    It is a family owned company since 1920. Signpost to the future with 70 years' competence in the field of compression. The products in the medi World of Compression are marked first and foremost by their versatility, their numerous possible combinations, their first-class finishing and that special wearing feeling – for the ‘I feel better’ moment.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Please note: 
    This webinar will be recorded. 
    The r
    ecording will be available to Members only. 

    To become a member, click here.

    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    TUESDAY JUNE 11, 2024
    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    with Special Guest Speaker

    *Access is restricted to LAO members only*

    NOTICE is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 6:30 p.m., the Annual General Meeting of the Lymphedema Association of Ontario (LAO) for the year ending 2023 will be held by virtual conference to review the 2023 year-end financials, receive reports, appoint our Chartered Professional Accountant and to transact all other business as may properly come before the meeting.

    Your attendance is invaluable to the organization and your vote. Reaching the minimum attendance requirement (“quorum”) is imperative in order to ensure that the LAO fulfills the legal requirements to continue its operations. Moreover, your attendance and vote,  where applicable, directly influence the future work and direction of the LAO.


    To keep administrative costs to a minimum, and to consider our environmental impact, the full AGM Agenda, copies of the Financial Statements and minutes of the last Annual General Meeting will be available for your review on the LAO website in advance of the upcoming meeting.

    *Please make sure you are logged into your LAO account to

    register and view the agenda, finances and minutes* 

Past events

15 May 2024 LAO VSG (May)
10 Apr 2024 LAO VSG (April)
14 Mar 2024 Dr. Keast: Lower Extremity Lymphedema and Skin Breakdown, A Growing Problem
13 Mar 2024 LAO VSG - Open to the Public (March)
06 Mar 2024 Let's Celebrate World Lymphedema Day Together! Recharge the Spirit that Moves YOU!
22 Feb 2024 Compress to Impress with ReadyWrap Adjustable Compression Wrap
14 Feb 2024 LAO VSG (February)
07 Feb 2024 Gentle Chair Yoga with Emma Followes RMT, CDT
16 Jan 2024 Reduce Your Lymphedema Swelling with Nutrition with Jean LaMantia
10 Jan 2024 LAO VSG (January)
13 Dec 2023 LAO VSG (December)
06 Dec 2023 Introduction to Curaflow by Bauerfeind
08 Nov 2023 LAO VSG (November)
24 Oct 2023 Introducing the Juzo Night Garment
11 Oct 2023 LAO VSG (October)
13 Sep 2023 LAO VSG (September)
09 Aug 2023 LAO VSG (August)
29 Jun 2023 Instagram Live with Prairie Wear!
21 Jun 2023 Fireside Chat with Essity
20 Jun 2023 LAO Annual General Meeting 2023
14 Jun 2023 LAO VSG (June)
17 May 2023 The LAO in Partnership with Medi: LIVE WEBINAR on Circaid Profile
10 May 2023 LAO VSG (May)
12 Apr 2023 LAO VSG (April)
27 Mar 2023 Encore - Presenting the Newest Technology in Lymphedema Bandaging - Ask the Inventor
08 Mar 2023 LAO VSG (March)
22 Feb 2023 All you need to know about the Compassion Fund and the Garment Program (LAO)
08 Feb 2023 LAO VSG (Feb)
02 Feb 2023 Presenting the Newest Technology in Lymphedema Bandaging - Ask the Inventor
12 Jan 2023 All you need to know about the Compassion Fund and the Garment Program (LAO)
11 Jan 2023 LAO VSG (Jan)

To keep up to date with community Lymphedema news, events from other organizations, and resources, please click here for our page "Other Lymphedema News"

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