The Western Canada Cemetery Association (WCCA) is an organization of municipal, private and religious cemeteries throughout Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, including affiliate, associate and supplier members.
The 2020 WCCA Annual Conference has been postponed until 2021 due to COVID-19.
It will be held in Calgary Alberta at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino
September 8-10, 2021
The WCCA Board is pleased to offer a scholarship to attend the 2020 International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association University (ICCFAU) in Atlanta, Georgia from July 17-22, 2020. The $4000 scholarship should be enough funds to cover tuition (including most meals), hotel accommodations and flight. Check out www.iccfa.com for more information about the eight colleges. Application deadline is February 21, 2020.
The 2020 WCCA calendars have been mailed to all WCCA members. If you did not receive your calendar or would like an additional copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to have your cemetery pictures in the 2021 calendar, send us your high resolution photos by September 30, 2020.
Do you have someone who works in your cemetery that goes above and beyond on a regular basis? Or have they influenced the beauty or safety of your cemetery? We want to hear from you. The purpose of this award is to honor and recognize the people who work and care for our cemeteries as much as we do. Tell us about your star employee.
Our mailing address is:
Western Canada Cemetery Association
Box 31008 RPO Broadway & Taylor
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5S8
Call the administration at 403-507-9359 or
Funeral homes take special care and precautions in cases where the deceased died of Covid-19 or other communicable diseases.
Most funeral homes will have fully prepared and sanitized the body including embalming. If this is the case the body will not be placed in a body enclosure (pouch or body bag).
In the event the remains were not embalmed, the body will be in body enclosure. Please confirm this is the case with the attending Funeral Director. The funeral home will also be disinfecting the exterior of the casket prior to transporting it to the cemetery or crematorium. Please confirm this with the attending Funeral Director.
Crematorium operators and cemetery operations employees will wear disposable gloves when handling the casket. The gloves will be disposed of, and the staff member must wash their hands thoroughly using soap and hot water after completion of the disposition, as soon as possible.
All surfaces in the backhoe, tractor and hand tools will also be wiped down and sanitized after these services.