A Guide to Death Care in Ontario
The BAO’s Consumer Information Guide: A Guide to Death Care in Ontario is a free consumer-protection information booklet.
The guide is designed to support informed consumer choices regarding funeral, burial, cremation and hydrolysis services. It is written for families and the public to know their rights and responsibilities before entering into contracts with organizations that are licensed under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002. All licensees of the BAO are required to provide consumers with a copy of this guide.
The BAO urges all consumers to access A Guide to Death Care in Ontario ahead of time and encourages them to read through the guide, plan ahead and ask a lot of questions prior to entering into a contract with a provider.
In March of 2022, the BAO introduced audio versions of its Consumer Information Guide to provide greater access to the information.
If you have questions related to the information contained within A Guide to Death Care in Ontario, please feel free to contact the Bereavement Authority of Ontario, or a licensed service provider.
Free copies of A Guide to Death Care in Ontario are available at licensed establishments of the BAO: cemeteries; crematoriums; hydrolysis facilities; funeral establishments; and transfer services in Ontario. Click here to read and download it.
For licensed establishments of the BAO:
- Printed copies are available in quantities of 25 and 175.
- **Minimum order:
25 copies or 1 box containing 175 guides in either English or French
- **Maximum order:
5 boxes (of 175 copies per box) in either English or French
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