Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Funeral Celebrant Training and Certification – Leading up to the Spring Symposium – Early Bird registration discount – See details…

Early bird registration discount until April 19, 2024. Save 15% off the regular members registration rate of $895 USD.

Early bird registration rate: $760.00 USD!

About the Workshop

Life Celebrants International TM is a team of qualified and experienced funeral service professionals with a passion for providing meaningful and practical training for Funeral Celebrants. Funeral service is evolving and there is an increasing need for Certified Funeral Celebrants as families are moving away from traditional religious-led funeral services.  Many of today’s families are choosing non-religious life celebrations. Our workshops were developed by funeral professionals for funeral professionals. We teach creativity in writing and speech, we help participants understand the complexities of grief. We share the importance of ceremony in society. We help participants understand bereaved families and how to work with complicated family relationships. We teach about the actual funeral service and what happens that day, step-by-step. Expect storytelling, information sharing, role-playing and working with actual case scenarios.

Come train with us. Feel and experience the difference. We are casual. We are fun. We can be emotional. We are practical. Most importantly we want to help you realize your goal of supporting families in grief. Seating is limited. Don’t be disappointed!

Workshop Topics

  1. The history and importance of ceremony in society.
  2. History, current issues, and trends in funeral service.
  3. Trends in organized religion and religious funerals.
  4. Basic death statistics.
  5. The Funeral Celebrant – Definition, history, role, and responsibilities.
  6. Developing and fostering meaningful relationships with families.
  7. Types of funeral services.
  8. The structure of the funeral service.
  9. Introduction to grief and understanding the needs of grieving families.
  10. Developing a meaningful and appropriate Life Celebration.
  11. Funeral protocol – the day of the service.
  12. Relationships with funeral homes.
  13. Marketing and social media.
  14. Professional practice guidelines.

On the final day, participants will present a major assignment as part of the certification requirement. The workshop includes interaction with others and public speaking practice. Upon completion of the program and final assignment, participants will be certified as Funeral Celebrants and credentialed to offer funeral homes and families their service and care.

Hotel Information | Participant Responsibilities

  • Travel and Accommodation. (Lunch and coffee, tea, juice and snacks for breaks provided by Life Celebrants International. Dinner on your own.)
  • Recommended to bring a laptop to prepare your final assignment, although not mandatory
  • Attendance at each session.
  • A block of rooms has been reserved honouring the Symposium rate of $159.00 plus taxes. Click here to reserve your room by April 19th, 2024:
    Reserve Your Room Here

Dates, Times and Location
May 19, 2024 – 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
May 20 and 21st, 2024 – 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre
2002 Airport Dr, Saskatoon, SK
S7L 6M4

Refund Policy:
Within 30 days of workshop start – no refund
Over 30 days from workshop start – 50% refund

Hourly Schedule

Sunday, May 19, 2024

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Monday, May 20, 2024

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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SK Funeral Director Association Early Bird Registration $760.00

Early bird registration until April 30, 2024!

Available Tickets: 25
The SK Funeral Director Association Early Bird Registration ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.
Non-Member Early Bird Registration $845.00
Available Tickets: 25
The Non-Member Early Bird Registration ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


May 19 - 22 2024


May 19, 2024: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm, May 20 and 21, 2024 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


760.00 USD


Saskatoon Inn and Converence Centre
Life Celebrants International


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