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Here is how you can make a difference- 

We are asking our members to write to your respective towns and cities asking them to acknowledge LE day by lighting up

Use this template and fill in the the name of your local representative to send-  

link here for the letter 

A big thank you to Medi for supporting our cause! Please check out what they have to offer-

Click here to view Medi

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Free Event -

Lymphedema from Both Sides: The Real Deal

Prevention, management & outside-the-box thinking about lymphedema from lymphedema patients, a lymphedema therapist and compression expert.

By Sue Callison - Founder of Solidea U.S.

When and where -

Date and time

Thursday, March 30 · 7 - 8pm EDT



About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Sue Callison, founder of Solidea U.S. sits down with Emilia Dewi, OTD, CLT-LANA, CBIS to talk about lymphedema prevention, compression garments, and management techniques. Bringing outside-the-box thinking to the treatment of lymphedema. Question and answer session to follow.

Click Here to Register for Free



2023 E-VOLUME 12

February 28th, 2023


Message from the President

Dolores Steinwall  |  February 28th, 2023 

Dear Members,

It's so true that "time waits for no one". Since I wrote to you in December, we have been extremely busy working on our third annual LAO Resource Directory - watch for it in the mail in March.

March is Lymphedema Month and is just around the corner and we have a number of projects planned.

  • World lymphedema day is March 6! Check out this video to see how we are celebrating.  
  • March 6th & March 13th- a two part webinar with Wellspring link to register on our website- Visit this link.
  • March 15th - Encore/Replay webinar on Fast'N'Go hybrid bandages
  • Members: Please write to your respective Towns and Cities asking them to acknowledge LE day by lighting up - Click here for template letter.
  • New grads:  We are also offering a discounted one year membership to the LAO - please click here to see offer.
  • Compassion Fund: As most of you know we lost Karen Jensen and need volunteers to help out.  Karen left very big shoes to fill.  Her family provided the LAO website for donations and we are establishing a Complimentary membership for one year with the donations. We had the "Nickie Wight" fund and now we are adding the "Karen Jensen" memorial membership.  in this way we can honour her memory.
  • Garment Program:  We have a number of garments in our Inventory and will be giving these out to our members who apply, free of charge - please follow the process listed on our website.
  • For more information about the garment fund, please visit our website or watch this short videoThis program is a Lymphedema Month free giveaway, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.  This program is not tied to income.Non members can apply as well, by signing up for a new membership $30 annually. Check the benefits on our website.
  • Medi has generously agreed to donate 5% of all Ontario sales to the LAO - so please place your orders.

  • Alla Hardoon of Care Med and Soft Touch Mastectomy has also agreed to donate 5% of the sales in Ontario of the Fast'N'G0 bandages to the LAO.

  • Therapist training on product: Bauerfeind has invited all Professional therapists and Retailer/Fitter to attend a seminar April 18th & 19th in Montreal.  Travel and accomodation expenses to be covered. Please email if you would like to attend.

  • Attention Therapists - we have partnered with ILWTI to offer a special price for their teletraining courses - please email to let us know if you are interested. The more students we have, the better the discount

Here is an update on our current projects:

Virtual Fundraiser: We did not reach our target for fundraising this year. This is to be expected and we came in at approx 85% of target.  A great result in these difficult times. 

Partnership with iMD: Reminder - its been over a year since we partnered with iMD to provide you with access to content. 

Health care professionals: to access content and create an iMD account, please visit this link.

Virtual Support Group:

We continue to run the Patient Support group monthly for our members.

Webinars: Check your emails and our website for details:

  • April 19th - Essity TBD
  • May - Medi TBD
  • June AGM

Employment opportunity: Admin Charlotte will be leaving us soon to pursue her dreams and we need to find a replacement. Please visit our Employment Opportunities section if you know of someone that is interested.

Volunteers: Please email us if you can volunteer some time to help your Association, especially during Lymphedema month.


Dolores Steinwall

President of The Lymphedema Association of Ontario

Member Stories

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Upcoming events

    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Virtual Support Group 

    April 12th, 5:00 pm (EST) on ZOOM


    Please join us for our monthly virtual support group consisting of lymphedema patients and LAO volunteers. Our support groups are a great opportunity for you to share and discuss your personal lymphedema management skills, information, hopes, fears, successes and hardships, all in a safe space to facilitate support and growth. 

    Join us on the second Wednesday of every month!


    For our January meeting, we welcome guest speaker and coach Debby Pelletier from Alberta, Canada who will be sharing her vast knowledge with us on vibration plates. Deb has been a vibration plate enthusiast since 2007. She is well versed in Vertical and Pivotal movement and is a Master Certified Trainer in both. There are few brands she hasn't owned or worked with in some capacity. As an Independent Coach/Advocate, Deb now passionately supports clinics, gyms and users both at home and worldwide in both fitness & medical applications. She brings a simple, functional approach to her programs and will support any type of vibration plate in any environment. 


    Basic Housekeeping:

    • Please keep yourself on mute to reduce background noise
    • There is typically a Q&A period at the end, so please save your questions for then
    • Feel free to use the chat feature to ask questions or raise your hand to talk
    • Please do not take screenshots, photographs or videos. If the webinar is being recorded, it will be uploaded to the LAO website for you to access after the meeting.



    The content of this presentation is confidential and property of the presenters. It is not intended to be distributed to any third party without their consent. As such, please do not screenshot, record, or tape the contents of this meeting or the individuals in attendance.

    The opinions expressed in the presentation are those of the presenter and not necessarily those of the LAO. Therefore, the LAO is not responsible for any content or information in the webinar. The LAO does not endorse any particular vendor product, company or personnel, and our webinars are for educational purposes only.

    Please note that if a webinar is being recorded you are providing consent to be recorded. You may keep your camera off if you wish to do so. 

    Moreover, Information collected through polls or surveys may be addressed in future meetings and in meeting notes, that are available for other patients access. Through your attendance, you have consented for The Lymphedema Association of Ontario to use your first name only, for confidentiality purposes in note taking. 

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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