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

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November webinars

Better to Create than to Compete - Little Things of Service
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

"Better to Create than to Compete: Little Things of Service"
Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - Category A

Hosted By: Mackinnon & Bowes Presenter:  Todd Van Beck                 NO FEE for this session - register below

Session Summary: 

Nothing is as it was just twelve months ago. However even during societal changes there are things, identifiable things, little courtesies, little things of being of service that are still valid and useful. In fact the case can be made that in time of great social change, (not including a global pandemic) it is the little things of service that can make all the difference in the world as to the satisfactory experience that funeral home clients experience.
Then add to this cultural and global situation is that the time any funeral home has with most any of their clients has been reduced, abbreviated and shortened over the years just this alone magnifies the significance of the information going to be presented in this CEC program.
In other words, we just don’t have them as long as we used to, so we need to create and identify these little things of service that will raise the level of quality experience that our funeral home clients have while we are serving them.
Some of Mr. Van Beck’s credentials...
• Funeral director/embalmer 52 years
• Published over 700 professional articles on quality funeral service issues.
• Spoken numerous times for the Ontario Funeral Service Association
• Master’s Degree in Religion
• President of three Mortuary Colleges
• 100 training programs about Total Quality Funeral Management
• Student of Dr. W. Edwards Deming


Insight celebrant training  Details

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

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.


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 


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)
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