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Delegation Of Ontario’s Funeral And Transfer Service Sector To The BAO Effective 1 April, 2016

As of 1 April, 2016, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) took on full responsibility for the bereavement sector in Ontario, including funeral establishments, funeral directors, funeral preplanners, transfer service operators and transfer service sales representatives. The BAO assumes responsibility for the licensing and enforcement activities previously exercised by the Board of Funeral Services (BOFS). Effective April 1, 2016, the responsibilities of the BOFS were transferred to the BAO and the BOFS was dissolved as a corporation.

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