Where the parish is the owner of a cemetery or crematorium under the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002, S.O. 2002, c.33 (the “FBCSA”), Trustees, who shall be responsible to the Churchwardens for the operation of the cemetery, columbarium or crematorium, may be appointed by the Churchwardens. Such Trustees shall prepare and submit an annual report to the Churchwardens, who shall present such report to the Vestry.

Additional information can be found in:

FBCSA Information Session (Nov. 24, 2012 – at St. Philip, Etobicoke)

  • Information Session – Video Part 1


  • Information Session – Video Part 2


Resources for the bereavement sector in regards to the new FBCSA are available through the Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services.

The Ontario Ministry of Consumer Services Cemeteries Regulation Unit is also a valuable source of information and they may be contacted directly.

For more information, please contact the Ven. Elizabeth Hardy, Chief Administrative Officer & Secretary of Synod, 416-363-6021 ext. 251 (1-800-668-8932).