Notice to the Profession: The BAO seeks nominations for 12 openings on its advisory committees

Nominations open until April 22

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario (BAO) is now accepting applications for 12 volunteer positions on its advisory committees.   

The advisory committees provide their insights and advice on the bereavement sector to the BAO.  

The BAO is inviting applicants to apply for the opportunity to share their professional knowledge and gain committee experience. There have been a number of advisory committee members who served for a few years and later successfully applied to join the BAO Board of Directors.  

The BAO Board of Directors remains at full complement as do other committees, each with no vacancies at this time. 

The deadline for all applications is April 22, 2024. 

Note: Only those shortlisted in the nominations process will be contacted.


For information on each committee and how to apply, please visit our Nominations webpage.

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).