FSAC and NFDA to Host 2022 Professional Women’s Conference in Toronto, Canada



Brookfield, WI — The Funeral Service Association of Canada (FSAC), in partnership with the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), will host the third Professional Women’s Conference – Canada. Known as the profession’s leading gathering for women in funeral service, the event in Canada will take place November 4-6 at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This event promises to be a weekend of luxury and a time to connect with peers in the funeral service profession and build meaningful connections.  

Attendees can kick off their Professional Women’s Conference experience by participating in the optional NFDA Arranger Training program on November 4. Led by NFDA Training and Development Manager Melissa Loose, attendees will learn how to make the most of arrangement conferences through a creative, five-step process you will only discover during the NFDA Arranger Training workshop. This training program requires a separate registration, which is discounted by $125 CAD when bundled with a full conference registration. 

The conference officially begins the evening of Friday, November 4 with a complimentary Welcome Reception to help conference attendees get to know one another in anticipation of the forthcoming day-and-a-half of learning. 

Attendees can expect engaging conference sessions led by experts covering a wide range of topics:

  • Reconnection: Building a Foundation of Authentic Relationships presented by Dr. Jody Carrington, a renowned psychologist
  • Children and Grief presented by Annette March-Grier, a leader in grief education and support
  • The Art and Beauty of Postmortem Beautification presented by Monica Torres, owner of NXT Generation Mortuary Support
  • Movement & Posture; The Path to Equity, Inclusion, and Action presented by Dianne Bondy, social justice activist and author
  • Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) and Reflections for Funeral Professionals presented by Tekla Hendrickson and Mona Kornberg, Executive Director and Project Manager of MAiDHouse
  • And more. 

Attendees won’t want to miss a fantastic social event being planning for the evening of Saturday, November 5.  

Complete details about speakers and education sessions can be found on the Professional Women’s Conference page on the FSAC website, www.fsac.ca

Register and Book Your Hotel Room

Attendees can register online at www.fsac.ca (NFDA members should xcall the FSAC office at 613-505-0277 to receive member pricing):

  • Conference Registration Only
    • FSAC or NFDA Member: $625 CAD
    • Nonmember Funeral Director: $749 CAD
  • Arranger Training Only
    • FSAC or NFDA Member: $625 CAD
    • Nonmember Funeral Director: $749 CAD
  • Discounted Bundle: Conference Registration + Arranger Training
    • FSAC or NFDA Member: $1,125 CAD ($125 Discount)
    • Nonmember Funeral Director: $1,375 CAD ($125 Discount)

FSAC has secured a limited number of rooms at the Omni King Edward Hotel for the special rate of $269 plus tax CAD. Visit the Professional Women’s Conference page on the FSAC website, www.fsac.ca, to book a room; conference attendees must secure their accommodations by October 3 to receive the exclusive conference rates.

About FSAC:

The Funeral Service Association of Canada (FSAC) is the leading national funeral service association that represents funeral homes, cemeteries, crematoriums, bereavement sector suppliers and other funeral service professionals. An essential ally and advocate for its members, FSAC is dedicated to promoting the value of meaningful end-of-life services and events through education, public awareness, legislative guidance and advocacy. 

Association members provide approximately 85% of death care services for Canadians. FSAC actively engages with the Canadian funeral services community in matters of common interest and mutual benefit. It partners with leading thinkers and innovators within the profession and disseminates information about national trends affecting members’ work and the communities they serve. FSAC is dedicated to pursuing its work with care, compassion, sensitivity and transparency.

About NFDA:

NFDA is the world’s leading and largest funeral service association, serving more than 20,000 individual members who represent nearly 11,000 funeral homes in the United States and 49 countries around the world. NFDA is the trusted leader, beacon for ethics and the strongest advocate for the profession. NFDA is the association of choice because it offers funeral professionals comprehensive educational resources, tools to manage successful businesses, guidance to become pillars in their communities and the expertise to foster future generations of funeral professionals. NFDA is headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., and has an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.nfda.org.

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