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The BC Funeral Association provides professional development on a variety of subjects. Working with Consumer Protection BC, we also develop relevant courses that provide licensed funeral directors and embalmers the opportunity to accumulate continuing education credits.

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  • February Member News

    Apprenticeship and Education  Our Education Program has been approved by SkilledTradesBC for renewal until 2029.  This allows us to continue the school with the financial assistance of SkilledTradesBC as an Apprenticeship Program.  Our Education Committee has created an ad hoc group who are currently reviewing and rewriting the Apprenticeship Logbook.  We look forward to having…

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  • BCFA In the News

    We are excited to share that our advocacy efforts are starting to be heard. On December 4th, we visited David Galbraith, Deputy Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to continue our push for an increase in funding for the Provincial Burial Program. A few days later, Global News picked up our story and ran…

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  • 2024 Strategic Planning

    In October, our board gathered in Richmond to plan for the year ahead. With strong engagement and a solid foundation to work from, we were able to set some ambitious goals for 2024. Our focus for the year ahead is to provide value to members. We plan to do this by increasing our government advocacy…

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  • The History of Cremation

    The History of Cremation

    The general consensus among scholars is that cremation likely began during the early Stone Age, around 3000 B.C., in Europe and the Near East. It spread across northern Europe during the late Stone Age, as seen through the discovery of decorative pottery urns among Slavic peoples in western Russia. The Bronze Age saw cremation move…

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