Association Mission, Vision & Values


To promote the highest standards of ethics and service in the funeral service profession and with the public through education, communication and leadership.

Vision Statement

Every Life Celebrated

Value Statement

Excellence:  The highest professional and ethical standards will govern our work and our relationships with others.
Leadership: We will act decisively on behalf of our membership and the profession.
Collaboration: We are committed to listening to a variety of viewpoints and to building consensus within the funeral service profession.
Innovation: We will continually explore new avenues to provide better service to our members and the public.


“Being a member of the BC Funeral Association has given our independent funeral home a voice on the provincial level. They have provided knowledge, experience, and expertise in helping navigate through several emerging challenges. It also has provided our firm with a vast network of colleagues and business we rely on. The BCFA’s legislative work has helped clarify the legal framework that we work within. This inclusive approach ensures that all voices are included at the decision-making table. In the last 8 years, we have put 4 apprentices through the education program. This has given us a firsthand opportunity to witness the benefits of the BCFA’s involvement in reducing supervision requirements and aligning the education process with the modern work environment. Having a strong provincial advocate is incredibly important to our profession, especially in these uncertain times.”

Bradd Tuck, General Manager, Yates Memorial Services

“There are many benefits to being a part of the BCFA for our profession, our company and individually. With government and affiliated agencies the BCFA gives us a voice we would not have otherwise; to me this has never been more important than in the past year. The critical role the BCFA plays in the education of our apprentices is key to the future of our the profession. Lastly, the professional development afforded to those who get involved develops our future leaders. We are all very proud to be part of BCFA.”

Jayson Gordon, President, Service Corporation International (Canada) ULC


Connect with fellow funeral professionals to exchange ideas and thrive.

Through various networking platforms, including our annual conference, BCFA encourages members to connect and provide leadership for the future of the profession.

Voice your concerns and add strength to the profession advocacy efforts.

Benefit from public awareness representation through attendance and distribution of information at a variety of public forums. Our board continues to be the voice of the association, supporting, lobbying and engaging government and regulatory authorities on key issues impacting our profession.

Stay up to date on your knowledge and gain CEU’s.

Members receive discounts on opportunities that will meet professional development and continuing education needs. CEU’s are achieved through educational events, workshops and webinars that are organized throughout the year.

Members are eligible for discounts on products and exclusive services.

Members receive preferential rates on credit card processing rates, extended health, and dental coverage.