continuing education

Available to all Funeral Professionals
Please contact us at for registration information and fees.

OFSA is dedicated to provide funeral professionals with a minimum of 20 Hrs of continued education credits annually.

If you are not a member and would like us to let you know about up coming education sessions please sign up here to be added to our education email list.


november webinar

Cyber Risk
What Every Business Needs to Know About the Next Big Threat to You and Your Clientele

Wednesday Nov 28, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

Presenters:  Andrew Kirkwood & Spencer Yule

On Nov 1, 2018, mandatory privacy breach notification became the law in Canada.  Any business that suffers any kind of data breach, which results in the loss of a client's personal information, must report such breaches immediately to the Privacy Commission of Canada and notify all individuals affected..

Spencer Yule, Partner, at Lackner McLennan Insurance Ltd., and Andrew Kirkwood.  Account Executive for the Ontario Funeral Service Association Insurance Program will be presenting an hour-long seminar, offering Funeral Directors an overview of both privacy breach and cyber risk exposures affecting businesses.

december webinar

Professional Presence: The Essentials of Credibility, Composure and Confidence
Wednesday Dec 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM

Presenter:  Mr Paul Byrne
is a senior partner and trainer with MacKay Byrne Group; he is also a professor of communications skills in Ottawa, Ontario. As a professor, he's been formally recognized for outstanding achievements in teaching and curriculum design.  Paul has an ability to translate academic theory and psychological research into practical communication techniques for the workplace.

Summary: Learn how to keep your composure and self-confidence high in the midst of hardship; how to create a win-win solutions with everyone you work with.  In this exciting talk, you'll learn how to successfully express your ideas and feelings; deal with negative, aggressive and difficult people; never feel the need to make excuses, over-explain, or over-apologize.  You'll learn how to speak with accuracy and confidence.

Paul's belief is that enhanced communication competence is a result of a heightened self-awareness, an appreciation of benefits (personal and organizational), and knowledge of easy to understand communication techniques and strategies.

OFSA 2019 - celebrant training

Spring 2019


OFSA 2019 Midyear

April 10, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West — Mississauga, ON

OFSA 2019 AGM & Conference

September 23, 2019 to September 25, 2019
Hockley Valley Resort — Mono, ON

Dedicated to the passionate pursuit of excellence in funeral service.


OFSA newsletter

December 2017
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OFSA Ice Bucket Challenge

Participants: Left to Right: Scott Smith (Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia), Scott Miller (Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Funeral Home, Ottawa), Kerri Douglas (Ontario Funeral Service Association, Burlington), Ernie Morgan (Morse & Son Funeral Home, Niagara Falls)
Watch The Ice Bucket Challenge Video