Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science - Société canadienne de science de laboratoire médical

National Medical Laboratory Week 2023

April 09-15

This National Medical Laboratory Week, we’re encouraging Canadians to take a closer look at what medical laboratory professionals do. Let’s celebrate all you do and tell Canada about your crucial role in patient care.

Lab Week 2023 will be a celebration like no other. We designed new tools to help you join the celebration and share your love for the lab with just the click of a button. Watch for more items to be added to the toolkit and a few fun surprises.

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Lights for Lab Week

Thank you to every landmark that joined the Lab Week 2023 celebrations, and thank you to everyone who shared their photos with us! Here are some of the landmarks across Canada that were lit in indigo in recognition of medical laboratory professionals.

Take a look at the schedule below for the 2023 light displays confirmed to date.

Please follow public health guidelines if you choose to visit a landmark.

Landmark Where When
Calgary Tower Calgary, AB April 15
SAIT Centennial Art Installation Calgary, AB April 9 - 15
High Level Bridge Edmonton, AB April 15
Sylvan Lake Lighthouse Sylvan Lake, AB April 9 - 15
Lethbridge City Hall Lethbridge, AB April 9 - 15
Canada Place Sails of Light Vancouver, BC April 15
Province House, Nova Scotia Legislature Halifax, NS April 9 - 15
Halifax City Hall Halifax, NS April 15
"Bluenose II" Halifax, NS April 15
The Big Fiddle Sydney, NS April 9 - 15
Fredericton City Hall Fredericton, NB April 9 - 15
New Brunswick Provincial Legislature Building Fredericton, NB April 9 - 15
The Hamilton City Sign Hamilton, ON April 12
Niagara Falls Niagara Falls, ON April 12
Shaw Centre Ottawa, ON April 15
Prairie Wind Monument
(Remai Modern Art)
Saskatoon, SK April 9 - 15
Sasktel Centre Saskatoon, SK April 9
CN Tower Toronto, ON April 15
Esplande Riel Bridge Winnipeg, MB April 15
Winnipeg City Sign Winnipeg, MB April 15
3D Toronto Sign, Nathan Phillips Square Toronto, ON April 15
Brandon Regional Health Centre Brandon, MB April 9 - 15
Port Credit Lighthouse Port Credit, ON April 15
Mississauga Civic Centre Clock Tower Mississauga, ON April 15
St. John's Convention Centre St. John's, NL April 9 - 15
Skywalk at Kelowna General Hospital Kelowna, BC April 12
Sarnia City Hall Sarnia, ON April 15

Social Media Toolkit

Say it on social! Explore this new social media toolkit filled with assets and messages to help you participate in Lab Week with just the click of a button. Use these pre-written sample posts, profile photos, banners and hashtags as part of the virtual Lab Week celebrations to show your professional pride.



Free for CSMLS Members

Lab Week Orders Are Closed

Members, you helped us set a new record and placed more orders than ever before! Thank you for celebrating National Medical Laboratory Week 2023 in record style.

Lab Week orders are now closed. Please keep checking this webpage for more toolkits soon to be filled with extra digital celebration and advocacy items for your Lab Week festivities.

If you are not currently a paid active CSMLS member, you can renew your membership or join CSMLS.

Please note: Due to ongoing shipping delays, we cannot guarantee arrival dates of orders. We cannot offer tracking for packages. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Do-It-Yourself Toolkit

Download, print, and share these items to help spread the Lab Week cheer and raise awareness of the profession. Have some fun while helping Canadians – and the rest of the health care team – take a closer look at all you do.


Get inspired! Gather some ideas on how to celebrate and advocate for Lab Week using this handbook.
*Please follow local guidelines and prioritize your safety when planning any activities.


Print your own posters with this downloadable file.

Sticker Printouts

Make your message stick! Download and print fun, full-colour Lab Week stickers.
(Stickers are sized to print standard Avery 22807 labels)

PowerPoint Presentation

Present about the profession! Educate others about the medical laboratory profession by hosting a lunch and learn or play it on loop in the hospital waiting room for patients to see.

Fact Sheet

Raise awareness of all that you do with this medical laboratory fact sheet.

Cake Decal

Celebrate with cake! Make your celebration extra special with a custom National Medical Laboratory Week cake. Download and print the cake decal and take it to your local bakery for edible printing.


Educate others about what you do! Share website with your friends and family to give them an understanding of what happens in the lab and who you are as a medical laboratory professional.

Email Signature

Sign it with pride! Help spread the word about National Medical Laboratory Week with every email.
(To set up in Outlook, simply open "New email" and click on "Signature." Copy and paste the email signature template in the "Edit Signature" space provided.)

Word Scramble

Test your skills and rearrange the letters to spell words from the lab.

Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

Add some lab style to your next virtual meeting and get the conversation started. Download and use these images as a background in your virtual meeting platform.


Show your e-ppreciation! Send a custom e-card to your employee, colleague, team or friend.

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