An association of municipal, private and religious cemeteries in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta
The WCCA has some exciting news regarding our annual conference and trade show. We will be partnering with the Funeral Service Association of Canada (FSAC) and joining their conference in Winnipeg June 11 & 12, 2024 - stay tuned for more details
Are you dealing with an issue at your cemetery or have a question you want to ask other WCCA members?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send the email out to our members to get their responses or feedback.
If you are interested in receiving a copy of the responses/feedback submitted, reply to the emailed question, that you are interested in receiving the responses too.
The WCCA has hosted a variety of Webinars for our members
If you are interested in receiving a copy of the webinar recording, please email email@example.com to request the recording
LIST OF WEBINARS:
Lees + Associates - Business Planning
Chris Zerebeski - Horticulture
Alberta Wilbert Sales - Enhancing cemetery property with Columbarium and other granite products
Ray, Leanne, Soraya - Interment Rights, Allocations, bylaws, etc.
Hilton Landmarks / GSP Group - Perpetual Care Fund Adequacy Analysis to advance toward cemetery long-term fiscal self sufficiency
Soraya Timmerman - COVID
OpusXenta - Digital Mapping or Death Care Market Place
Supplier Conference Attendees - Supplier Round Table / Updates for Conference
Behrends Bronze - The Metal Casting Process of a Bronze Memorial Plaque
Sunset Memorial & Stone - Top 10 ideas - How to Market a Columbarium
Hilton Landmarks / GSP Group - Demand / Land Analysis as a basis for cemetery master planning
Urban Systems -
IOWAT Monugrid -
Alberta Wilbert Vaults -
Lees & Associates - Why you need to Design a Plan
Legacy Private Trust - How to Make your Pre-Need Successful
Woodlawn Cemetery, Saskatoon SK
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.
June 11 & 12, 2024
Information available under
the Conference tab
TEMPORARY ON HOLD
The WCCA Board is pleased to offer a scholarship to attend the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association University (ICCFAU) in Atlanta, Georgia in July . 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 TBD.
The 2024 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 2025 calendar, send us your high resolution photos by November 3, 2024
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.