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The Bereavement Authority of Ontario administers provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA) and regulates and supports licensed funeral establishments, cemetery operators, crematorium operators, transfer service operators, funeral directors, funeral preplanners, transfer service sales representatives, cemetery sales representatives, and crematorium sales representatives across Ontario. The FBCSA ensures that consumers are dealing with qualified and licensed professionals who provide a variety of affordable options. Consumers may provide some funeral services for a family member without a license and without having to use a licensed provider.

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario is here to protect consumers by ensuring that funeral, cremation and cemetery licensees comply with the legislation.

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Organ Donation

The Trillium Gift of Life Network is an Ontario government agency that promotes and coordinates organ and tissue donation.

The Ontario Government’s Be A Donor initiative actively encourages Ontarians to register their consent for organ donation.

Pre-Need Arrangements

Many people choose to plan ahead for their final arrangements and some choose to also pay in advance. Understand the rules around pre-arranging and prepaying in A Guide to Death Care in Ontario.

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At-Need Arrangements

Understand your rights as a consumer and make informed decisions when planning at-need arrangements with a death care Provider. Learn more in A Guide to Death Care in Ontario.

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