August 2019 Article Archives

MBNA Supports OMBA in Challenges with Unfair Cemetery Practices

The Ontario Monument Builders Association (OMBA) recently reached out to MBNA for support in their ongoing challenges with unfair cemetery business practices that are condoned and being promoted by the Province of Ontario.

The Bereavement Authority of Ontario, established as a Delegated Administrative Authority (DAA) in January 2016, is mandated to administer provisions of the Funeral, Burial and Cremation Services Act, 2002 (FBCSA) on behalf of the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services. Responsible for protection of the public interest, the Bereavement Authority of Ontario 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.

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2020 District Trustee Nominations

Make a Difference. Get Involved Today.

Terms are two years (February 2020 - February 2022) and offer a great opportunity to get involved in the decision making and leadership of MBNA. Trustees are encouraged to attend Executive Committee meetings and, in the course of their term, represent their district, serve on a committee or work group, advocate benefits of membership to other memorialists, welcome new members and submit quarterly reports.

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There are times when cost is not the most important factor in a decision. When you only get one chance to get it right, a professional can make all the difference.

During a time and season that has come to be characterized by Black Friday deals and record breaking travel congestion, taking a little time to honor the people that shape our lives can help mend that part of us that is often neglected by the pressures of our workaday culture.

Memorialization is about healing the people that few people that mourn your loss and recording a little bit of the flavor of your character for the many people who will follow after you.