Encourage your MP/Senator to attend Hemochromatosis on the Hill Reception

Posted April 25th, 2018 by Canadian Hemochromatosis Society

Please feel free to use the following as a template for your letter to encourage your local Member of Parliament and Senator to attend the May 22nd Parliamentary Reception, co-hosted by the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society and Senator David Wells. Mail can be sent postage-free to any Member of Parliament/Senator at the following addresses:

Mr./Ms./Mrs/Miss (Full Name), M.P.
The Honourable (Full Name), P.C., M.P. (for members of the Queen’s Privy Council)
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A6

The Honourable (Full Name), Senator
The Senate of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0A4

To find e-mail addresses for individual Members of Parliament, please consult the Current Members of Parliament directory.

To find e-mail addresses for individual Senators, please consult the Current Senators directory


Dear (MP/Senator name):

I am a constituent of yours from (where). I have been personally impacted by the most common genetic disorder in Canada – hereditary hemochromatosis.

Hemochromatosis affects thousands of Canadians, but sadly, it remains a little-known condition. People with hemochromatosis are at risk of absorbing too much dietary iron, which in turn can lead to iron overload.

If it goes undetected, iron overload can cause serious and even fatal diseases like diabetes, liver disease, and heart disease. Treatment is simple and almost always effective. That is why awareness is everything.

I am hoping you will take the time to attend a Parliamentary Reception for MPs and Senators that will take place on Tuesday, May 22nd co-hosted by Senator David Wells and the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society — in honour of Hemochromatosis Awareness Month.

The reception will be held in Room 256-S, The Banking Room, Centre Block, between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Please drop by and find out more about this disorder, its costs to Canadians, and to our health care system.

Yours sincerely,