The emergence of Lyme disease and the rapid geographical range expansion of certain tick species in Canada are important issues for public health authorities and the public in general. A citizen science project called eTick invites the public to participate in the monitoring of ticks in Canada by submitting tick photos via a mobile application or a web site ( for identification by trained personnel. The identification results (usually returned within 1 business day) appear in real time on a public interactive map so that visitors can visualize all entries for a specific area and/or examine individual submissions. All eTick products and services (application download, image identification, consultation of public data) are free of charge. Eight provinces are currently participating: AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, NS, NL with others to be added soon.

What’s New

Version 1.2.3

We have implemented the feature "Resend Activation Email" on the sign in page, allowing users to send themselves a new activation email if the initial one did not reach their inbox (including any spam/junk folders) or was accidently deleted. In-app confirmation messages have also been added for both the "Resend activation email" and "Forgot your password?" options.

App Privacy

The developer, Jade Savage, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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