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Beyond magazine explores how to donate your body to science and why – plus consumer protection and more

The December issue of Beyond magazine presents information for people to plan for their funerals with practical knowledge that makes an often difficult topic easier to manage.

But we also hope you enjoy the stories that are as much about life as they are about death.

In this new issue

The magazine offers interesting articles on:

  • How to donate your body to science and why you might want to
  • Our free Consumer Information Guide 
  • How trust funds ensure the long-term upkeep of cemeteries 
  • A day in the life of a funeral director
Plus – Year in review:
  • Modernizing the Bereavement Authority of Ontario  
  • Use of technology to improve services 
  • Consumer protection actions 
  • Addressing a shortage of funeral directors in parts of Ontario

Click here to read it or to subscribe.

Beyond is the quarterly, free online family magazine of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario. The magazine now reaches 350,000 to 420,000 people per issue. Previous issues are found here.

About The BAO
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) is a government delegated authority and not-for-profit corporation administering provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA) on behalf of the Ministry of Public and Business Service Delivery.
Responsible for protection of the public interest, the BAO regulates, ensures compliance with the law, provides resources and services to licensed: 

  • Funeral establishment operators, directors and preplanners;
  • Cemetery, crematorium and alternative disposition operators;
  • Transfer service operators; and
  • Bereavement sector sales representatives across Ontario.

The BAO is wholly funded by licensee fees (not tax dollars).