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Join us this september!

Ontario’s beautiful Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville will be a buzz of activity as funeral directors gather for the annual conference of the Ontario Funeral Service Association (OFSA). Taking place September 25 — 27, 2017, the conference offers education and networking opportunities centred on the theme, Waves of Change/Oceans of Opportunity.

Conference Highlights

Professional development, education and networking are among the highlights of the conference, the delegates will also have the chance to relax and enjoy the facilities at Deerhurst including the golf course, the private lounge, and the outdoor campfire area. Details are available below.

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Embracing Peninsula Lake, Deerhurst Resort is your year-round retreat for a Muskoka vacation or getaway to Ontario’s famous “cottage country”, one of National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s “Best of the World 2012” recommended places to visit. Ideal for fun-filled family vacations, year-round getaways and meetings. There will be opportunities to stretch your mind and muscles with exciting new team building exercises, a chance to see what’s new at the trade show and plenty of time to relax and reminisce with good friends old and new.

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Room Rates

Rates are available for a couple days before & after conference:
Main Building Guest Room — $182.00
Summit 1 Bed Room Suite— $202.00

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Getting to deerhurst

Deerhurst Resort is located at 1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada P1H 2E8. To find using your GPS device, please use “1235 Deerhurst Drive, Huntsville, Ontario

Book Your Accomodations

Please call 1-800-461-4393  to book your reservations. When booking, be sure to ask for ON Funeral Service Association

Rate is per night basis and subject to applicable taxes & resort fee. All rates are reserved by calling Deerhurst directly and speaking with an agent..
"Rates NOT applicable for online bookings"

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Professional Development Session 

The development session this year is going to be a panel discussion hosted by an industry moderator.  Our moderator will be asking questions and the panel of experts will be answering the questions, plus we will have a microphone on the floor for the general populace to participate. Some of the topics will include legislation, marketing, policies and procedures for unexpected or complicated situations funeral directors may encounter.

Annual General Meeting

OFSA's annual general meeting will follow professional development session later in the afternoon.

keynote Speaker

Doug Gober 

Gober began his funeral-service career 38 years ago as a sales representative in the casket industry and throughout the years he has earned numerous national awards from various organizations within the death-care profession. In 1995, he joined the Doody Group as executive vice president and successfully directed European operations for the company. In 2011, he joined Carriage Services as director of development and marketing. He formed Gober Strategic Capital in September 2014 as a way to broaden the range of counsel and resources he could bring to the profession. Learn More About Doug: www.goberstrategiccapital.wordpress.com

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spaces are limited

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Conference Schedule

Monday, September 25


Board of Management Meeting
AJ Casson 


* Special Rates for Golf. Book your own tee time


Presidents’ Welcome Reception

Tuesday, September 26


Past Presidents Breakfast Mtg
Harris Room


Continental Breakfast
Waterhouse Ballroom Foyer


Professional Development Session
Waterhouse Ballroom


Opening Lunch
Waterhouse Ballroom


Waterhouse Ballroom


Trade Show Opening
Legacy Hall


Business Members Reception
Legacy Hall


OFSA Entertainment Area
Maple Restaurant

Wednesday, September 27 


Buffet Breakfast
Eclipse Restaurant

                            * Students arrive at 9:30am


Keynote Speaker
Waterhouse Ballroom


Trade Show & Buffet Lunch
Legacy Hall


Professional Development Session – Build a Boat
Waterhouse Ballroom




Waterhouse Ballroom


OFSA Entertainment Area
Maple Restaurant



Monday, begin with golf at one of Deerhurst’s beautiful golf courses Highlands or Lakeside . Lakeside is open to OFSA for tee times, where the Highlands course has secured tee times for OFSA on Monday Sept 25, 2017 from 2:00 – 3:30pm, allowing attendees to choose their own times.  Please call Deerhurst directly to reserve your times at 1.800.461.4393, ask for the Pro Shop and use the promo code OFSA.

Lakeside - $47 +hst (including cart, bottled water)
Highlands - $75 +hst (including cart, bottled water, use of warm up range)
Rental Clubs - $40 +hst (including TaylorMade M2 Series/TaylorMade Kalea Ladies)

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presidents' welcome reception

After a leisurely day of golfing join your colleagues at the Presidents’ Welcome Reception being held in the Rotunda Monday evening at 8pm.

Brush up on the latest in funeral service education, products & Offerings.

register today

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