The Alberta Lymphedema Association promotes awareness of, and education about, Lymphedema within the medical community and general public of Alberta.


What is Lymphedema, and what are the two major types? Could you be at risk? Learn more about Lymphedema, its causes, and its treatments.

Where can you obtain information, advice and treatment for Lymphedema? Our Clinics page provides contact information for care providers in Alberta.


Locate and learn more about Lymphedema therapists in Alberta, as well as the Canadian Lymphedema Framework, via our Therapists page.


We hope you will become a member of the Association. The membership fee is only $25 per year. The Alberta Lymphedema Association relies upon your support to continue its work to promote awareness and education of Lymphedema within the medical community and the general public in Alberta.

On March 6, 2019, the Alberta Lymphedema Association presented a check for more than $29,000 to the Calgary Health Trust to help ensure patients who use Calgary Ambulatory Lymphedema Services (CALS) will have access to care that will improve their quality of life.


The Alberta Lymphedema Association is a charitable organization that aims to aid and support those impacted by lymphedema of all kinds.  Working from a patient perspective, together we support, empower and advocate for those impacted by this disease in order to promote optimal health. We invite you to learn more about us:

What is lymphedema? It is a disease that affects your lymphatic system.

The job of your body’s lymphatic system is to help your tissues drain excess fluid and stay healthy.

When the lymphatic system is faulty or damaged, fluid buildup can cause swelling that could be the early signs of lymphedema.


Want to know more about lymphedema? Visit our resources section to learn about lymphedema and the lymphatic system, view web resources & presentations, and more.


Membership in ALA is $25/yr and includes a subscription to Pathways magazine, a Log Book to track appointments, measurements and more, and news of upcoming events.

Find a Therapist

Alberta Lymphedema Association maintains a list of medical professionals who work with patients to diagnose and treat lymphedema. See our current list of therapists.

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The purpose of the health information on the website of the Alberta Lymphedema Association (ALA) is to inform and educate. This information does not replace the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of health care providers. It is not meant to be used for diagnosis or treatment. If you have medical questions or concerns about your own health, please consult a qualified health care provider. ALA makes every effort to ensure that the health information on this website is correct and up-to-date, but cannot guarantee that it is error-free or complete.  Links to our website are presented for informational purposes only and any mention of a product, form of therapy, or therapist does not constitute a recommendation.