Nov 15, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM - Cemetery Administration Program
20 Fairview Road
Barrie, Ontario L4N 4P3


This day of cemetery specific training will focus on some of the requirements and important topics involved in
today’s cemetery administration. The day will provide information on Trust Funds & Compliance Issues, Administrative requirements, and Legal Issues involving cemetery administration.

The day will also give you the opportunity for input as we will be holding a panel discussion revolving around
other cemetery administration issues including revenue generation, customer service standards and best practices.

Who Should Attend?

This program targets those work in the administration of cemeteries, those who volunteer on local cemetery boards, or the municipal employee whose portfolio includes cemeteries.


Time  Event Presenter
8:00 - 8:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:45 - 9:00am Introductions and Program Objectives

Jeff MacIntosh , Queensville Cemetery

9:00 - 10:15am

Care & Maintenance and Pre-Paid Trust Compliance 

  • Trusting Requirements
  • Investment Compliance
  • Who can receive prepaid funds?
Gary Carmichael, Guaranteed Funeral Deposits (GFD)
10:15 - 10:45am

Break & Networking

10:45 - 12:00pm

Administration Requirements

  • Price Lists, Contracts
  • By-laws and By-law changes
  • Minimum Public Register Requirements

Michael D'Mello, Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO)

12:00 - 1:00pm  Lunch & Networking

1:00 - 2:15pm  Panel Discussion. Topics may include:
  • Interment, Memorial & Work Orders
  • Customer Service Standards
  • Revenue Generation 
  • By-law Suggestions
  • Best Practices

Patty Harris, Beechwood Cemetery (MPGC): Moderator
Ian Merritt, City of Oshawa Cemeteries
Jeff McIntosh, Queensville Cemetery
John Perrotta, Hamilton Municipal Cemeteries
Rebecca Zinger, City of Waterloo Cemeteries

2:15 - 2:45pm Break

2:45 - 4:00pm Administrative Legal Issues Forum
  • Common Legal Issues and Concerns
    • Documentation
    • Statutory Declarations
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Estate Trustee - Responsibilities and Authority
Legal Terms and Definitions

Howard Mammon, Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks
William C. Draimin, Toronto Hebrew Memorial Parks & Honourary OACFP Legal Counsel

4:00 - 4:15pm Conclusion & Departure

Registration Fees

Member $249.00
Member (more than 2 from one organization) $224.00 each
Non-Member $319.00
Supplier $249.00
(+13% HST)


Location & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Barrie Hotel & Conference Centre
20 Fairview Rd. 
Barrie, ON L4N 4P3

Discount room rates have been secured for attendees ($129.99/night).  Reservations must be made by October 17, 2018. To reserve please call the hotel at 705.722.0555 ext 1 and provide the group code CFP or make your reservation online.