continuing Education

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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 upcoming education sessions please sign up here to be added to our education email list.

to become an associate member please complete the application here

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Sept webinar

"You mixed what?!?!".  Chemicals used in death care...
Thursday September 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

Presenter:  Jeffrey Chancellor, CFSP

Jeff began his career in pre-need sales and graduated first in his class from the Alberta School of Mortuary Science in 1989. Jeff’s career includes working on a project establishing mortuary embalming in Japan, managing a high volume mortuary, owner of a safety training company, instructing at the Center for Funeral Service Education at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Canada and at the Pacific Center For Mortuary Studies in Cebu, Philippines, traveling as a Dodge Company Representative, lecturer and demonstrator, as an international response team member with Blake Emergency Services, a UK based disaster response company and as training director for H.S. Eckels and Company. He is a qualified embalmer, funeral director, crematory operator and a certified Funeral Celebrant. Jeff was a contributing author to Edition Three~Five of Embalming, History, Theory and Practice textbook and has had articles published in The American Funeral Director, the Compass (APFSP), the Director Magazine (NFDA), The Mortuary Science Monitor, Canadian Funeral News, Canadian Funeral Director, Connecting Directors, Funeral Business Japan Magazine, Funeral Care Magazine New Zealand, The Australian Funeral Director and the Dodge Magazine. Jeff has lectured to and trained funeral professionals, associations and businesses in 18 countries on four continents. Jeff resides in Arizona and continues to travel extensively as a funeral service lecturer and educator.


"You mixed what?!?!".

Chemicals used in death care...

During this presentation we will explore clinical care chemicals with specific emphasis on identifying chemical risk exposures, health and downstream effects, personal protective equipment, how to create a clean, green, safe and practical workplace environment. 

We will use PowerPoint, digital video and group discussion to further examine these topics while answering questions of all kinds. 

Sept webinar

After the Funeral Service - Navigating Estate Settlement Dynamics
Wednesday September 11, 2019 @ 1:00 PM

Presenter:  Barry Gordon

Barry has been a Transition Specialist for over the past 20 years and a REALTOR® since 1978. Barry is a sought after speaker and educator on topics related to real estate, appraisal, real estate and personal property auctioning and transition services. In 1991, he co- wrote and taught “Certified Estate Specialist”, the first course in the area of estate transitions and which may have been the inspiration for later courses such as Accredited Senior Agent and Senior Real Estate Specialist - both of which he has taken.


"After the Funeral Service - Navigating Estate Settlement Dynamics"

This Webinar will educate attendees on the various stakeholder, logistical and financial dynamics of estate settlement and provide practical advice that Funeral Directors can provide to help Estate Trustees navigate their duties responsibly, while maintaining their own health and well-being.


September 23-24, 2019
Hockley Valley Resort — Mono, ON

OFSA 2019 AGM & Conference

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