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Our mission

Our mission

The LAQ: the only Québec organization entirely dedicated to lymphedema

Founded in 1999, the mission of the Lymphedema Association of Québec (LAQ) is to inform, support and educate people at risk of lymphedema or living with the disease, as well as their caregivers, so that they can achieve independence and lead fulfilling lives. The LAQ’s mandate is also to educate and inform healthcare professionals and decision-makers about the various causes of lymphedema, to facilitate screening and treatment, and to reduce its prevalence. LAQ members include healthcare professionals, lymphedema sufferers, people at risk of lymphedema, and supporters of our cause.

Our vision

A future where all people with lymphedema are diagnosed and treated by the healthcare system in an equitable and effective manner, and where the risk of developing lymphedema is drastically reduced.

Our values


To guide our decisions to transform the lives of those affected, advance the cause, and participate in the evolution of care.


To better help, listen, support, and respect people.


To combine our efforts with the teams active in the field and community groups, and to optimize available resources.


To rely on science, respect our commitments, and act consistently, responsibly and transparently.


To inspire people affected by lymphedema and meet its major challenges.