continuing Education                  

OFSA is dedicated to providing funeral professionals with a minimum of 20 Hrs of continuing education credits (CEC) annually.

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OCTober webinars

Embalming the Jaundice and Edematous Case
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Embalming the Jaundice and Edematous Case
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - Category A

Presenter:  Adam Rogalsky, VP of Marketing, Dodge (Canada) 

Session Summary:

Over the course of an hour we will be discussing the underlying challenges of embalming a case with jaundice.  In this program we will talk about how to thoroughly embalm this type of case with an above average percentage of preservative in our solution and how to prevent the chemical and physical changes the body may take on following the embalming process.  In addition, we will also discuss how to embalm a jaundice case with general pitting edema and how we can counteract swelling in the tissues and keeping good colour in the process.

Brief Outline of Session

Jaundice

  • What to look for
  • How are we going to reverse the effects that have been caused
  • Embalming techniques that can be used
  • Product selection

Disclaimer: This webinar session contains sensitive and graphic pictures that may be upsetting to some attendees. Viewer discretion is advised. 

Time for Q&A will be included, and attendees are encouraged to ask questions

Certificates of completion will be issued for 1 Hr towards your 2020 BAO Continuing Education Credit (CEC)

November webinars

Managing Family Complaints
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM

Managing Family Complaints
Wednesday, Nov 18, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - Category A

Presenter:  Michelle Crognale, Manager Operations BAO 

Session Summary:

Over the course of an hour Michelle will be discussing:

  1.  BAO’s complaint investigation process

  2.  How to handle complaints as a licensee
  3.  Top complaints received by the BAO and how to prevent them
  4.  How to minimize your risk of receiving a complaint 

Certificates of completion will be issued for 1 Hr. towards your 2020 BAO Continuing Education Credit (CEC)

Events

Insight celebrant training  Details

Date Change: November 30, 2020 - December 2, 2020
ONLINE

2021 Midyear meeting & education session

May 2021 - In person if safe to do so!
HILTON GARDEN INN - Toronto Airport West/Mississauga

OFSA 2021 AGM & Conference

September 20, 2021 to September 22, 2021
QUEEN's LANDING — Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Dedicated to the passionate pursuit of excellence in funeral service.

NEWS

Education Session With Eddie LeMoinE

April 10th, 2019 @ 12:30 Hilton Garden Inn Toronto West Mississauga. more info on the session 

Mackinnon & Bowes April 9, 2019 @ 6pm 

Peer Enrichment Series with Joe Primo CEO and Executive Director of Good Greif Inc.  more info 

Media

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