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Call for Nominations

Open Nominations

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) is looking for experienced leaders to join its Advisory Committees, which support the BAO Board of Directors.

The three committees are:

  • Funeral and Transfer Services Advisory Committee
  • Cemetery, Crematorium and Municipal Advisory Committee
  • Faith-Based Advisory Committee

To learn more and to apply click here.


There are currently no other open nominations.




**All nominations are currently closed. When new opportunities become available they will be posted on this page.**





Application Process

If you are interested in applying, please complete an Application for Appointment to Advisory Committee, accompanied by a resume and two letters of support from individuals, associations or religious organizations from the same sector as the committee being applied for. Nominee phone interviews may be conducted, as needed.

By mail:

Bereavement Authority of Ontario
Attn: Governance and Nominations Committee
100 Sheppard Ave East, Suite 505 Toronto, ON, M2N 6N5

Expected Contribution: Advisory Committees

  • Attendance at a minimum of 2 committee meetings per year (a delegate cannot be sent to replace a member)
  • Participation on ad hoc conference calls as required
  • Thorough preparation for meetings
  • Timely response to committee communications


Participation on an Advisory Committee is a volunteer endeavor. While the BAO does not pay committee members a per diem, it does reimburse for travel and out-of-pocket expenses associated with attendance at meetings or special functions in accordance with the BAO Expense Policy.



For more details on the composition, roles and responsibilities and overall structure of the Advisory Committees, click here to access the BAO By-law. For the Governance and Nomination Committee Terms of Reference, click here. For all other questions, call Lisa Padgett, Manager of the Office of the CEO/Registrar and Board of Directors, at 647-483-2691 or by email at