From the website: ‘The roots of the national association in Canada go back to 1921, when the Canadian National Funeral Directors Association was founded. National representation of funeral professionals was further strengthened in 1954, with the establishment of the “Funeral Directors Association of Canada”. Early objectives of the association were to promote the common interests of its members and to foster among them high professional ideals of public service; enlighten public opinion in relation to funeral services and the need for enacting and enforcing proper, just and uniform laws pertaining to funeral directing and embalming in Canada. In 1978, the national association was renamed the Funeral Service Association of Canada.’ The Association supports its membership through training and events. The website includes details on the Association’s policy initiatives.