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2018 AGMNovember 6, 2018, 2:59 pm by

Ottawa District Funeral Service Association

Celebrating our 90th year

 

2018 AGM Meeting

 

Thursday November 15th, 2018

@

The Ottawa Police Association

141 Catherine St. Ottawa.

(free parking across the street)

 

Cocktail Reception:  5:30pm - 6:30pm

Buffet Dinner and Dessert: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Presentation: 8:00pm - 9:00pm approx.

Dinner will be buffet style. Vegetarian option will be available.

Any other dietary issues please advise in your RSVP.

 

Presenters:

Michael Dixon - Workplace Mental Health and Peer Support (why it’s important)

Sarah Lockyer – Identifying the remains of unknown Canadian soldiers from the First World War

This presentation can be used towards continuing education
 

The Board of Management is pleased to announce that in continuing our support for the Ottawa Food Bank we will be holding a 50/50 draw.

Tickets will be 3 for $5, 7 for $10 or an arm’s length for $20

 

$55.00 - members or $65.00 - non-members

 

Please RSVP for the 2018 AGM meeting  to

odfsa@ottawamortuaryservices.com

or

613-787-7777


2018 Spring meetingMay 22, 2018, 8:14 am by Graham

Ottawa District Funeral Service Association

Celebrating our 90th year


2018 Spring Meeting


Tuesday June 5th , 2018

@

The Ottawa Police Association

141 Catherine St. Ottawa.

(free parking across the street)


Cocktail Reception :  5:30pm - 6:30pm

Buffet Dinner and Dessert: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Presentation: 8:00pm - 9:00pm approx.

Dinner will be buffet style, Vegetarian meal must be requested with your RSVP up to 2 days in advance of the presentation date


Presenter:

Dr. Louise McNaughton-Fillion

Regional Supervising Coroner

Speaking about Fentanyl

This meeting can be used for continuing education purposes

The Board of Management is pleased to announce that we will be accepting non-perishable food donations as well as cash donations on site to help the Ottawa Food Cupboard. (no tax receipts will be issued)


Don’t forget about the FSAC convention happening right here in Ottawa June 18th - 21st


$50.00 - members or  $60.00 - non-members


Please RSVP for the 2018 Spring meeting  to

odfsa@ottawamortuaryservices.com

or

613-787-7777

 

2017 AGMSeptember 21, 2017, 9:29 am by
 
Ottawa District Funeral Service Association
 
2017 AGM
 
Date: Monday, November 27, 2017
 
Location: ALE – Amberwood Lounge & Eatery
54 Springbrook Drive
Stittsville, ON K2S 1B9
 
Agenda: 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. – Cocktail Reception
6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. – Dinner & Dessert (menu posted at later date)
7:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. – Presentation
 
 
Presenter: Karl Wenzel, CFSP, MBIE
Coordinator Technical Education & Training
The Dodge Company
 
Presentation Format: Lecture Augmented with PowerPoint Presentation
 
 
Title of Presentation: Treatment of Remains With Conditions Resulting From Medical Science and Drug Intervention.
The world of embalming is changing. Medical science has an enormous impact on that. In this session, we will look at how drug and medical intervention has changed the world of embalming. There is no easy case in the prep room anymore. Chemotherapeutic drugs and radical medical/surgical procedures make the embalmer’s everyday case more of a challenge than ever.
 
 
 
Please RSVP to:
odfsa@ottawamortuaryservices.com
or 
613-787-7777

2017 Spring meetingMay 29, 2017, 9:21 am by Graham

OTTAWA DISTRICT FUNERAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION

2017 Spring Meeting

 

MONDAY JUNE 5TH, 2017

@The BARLEY MOW (1541 MERIVALE ROAD)

www.BARLEYMOW.com

 

COCKTAILS and FELLOWSHIP FROM 5:30-6:30

FOLLOWED BY DINNER 

and

 GUEST SPEAKER

Joshua T. Landry M.Sc., CCE, Ph.D.(c)
Regional Ethicist

 

The Champlain Centre for Health Care Ethics

 

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE IN DYING

 

 

please rsvp to odfsa@ottawamortuaryservices.com

or by calling 613-787-7777

$50.00 for members - $60.00 for non members

 


President's MessageDecember 13, 2016, 8:51 am by Brent Hill

ODFSA President’s Message

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great enthusiasm that I accept the position of ODFSA President for 2016-2017.

The mandate of the ODFSA is to promote funeral excellence through a network of funeral care professionals. The Ottawa District Funeral Service Association works closely with the Bereavement Authority of Ontario to help ensure that the high standards of funeral services, for the people of Ontario, are met.

You will notice that our mandate mentions “a network of funeral care professionals”. This verbiage was specifically chosen because we want the ODFSA to be an inclusive organization, rather than an exclusive one. All funeral care professionals will be invited to join and participate in the ODFSA whether you are: family owned or corporate; a funeral home, a cemetery, a transfer service or a supplier.

Although many similar associations have disappeared from the landscape and we ourselves are also struggling to stay relevant, we have the opportunity to reinvent ourselves and become a strong and viable association.

Our Board of Management would encourage all funeral care professionals to subscribe or renew their memberships in the ODFSA for 2017 and add your voice to our common chorus.  It is only with a common voice that we can lobby stakeholders in order to bring about positive change within our industry.  One of the Board of Management’s main goals over the next term(s) of office is to renegotiate the City of Ottawa Social Service Pricing Structure. This can only be accomplished by a large and united ODFSA.

Our Board of Management is also committed to increasing our online presence, implementing effective succession planning within the executive, and increased networking / co-operation between member through the following meeting schedule:

·         Social Gathering - February 2016

·         Educational Meeting - May 2016

·         Social Gathering - August 2016

·         Educational / AGM - November 2016

*Dates, Times and Locations of the above meetings will be made available on the ODFSA Website and Facebook Page once they are confirmed.*


November 14, 2016, 10:54 am by


 

 

OTTAWA DISTRICT FUNERAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 

MONDAY NOVEMBER 28th

@The Prescott Hotel, 379 Preston Street

www.theprescott.com

 

COCKTAILS and FELLOWSHIP FROM 5:30-6:30

FOLLOWED BY DINNER 

and

 GUEST SPEAKER

DR. MCNAUGHTON-FILION, REGIONAL SUPERVISING CORONER

WHO WILL BE GIVING A PRESENTATION ON

THE NEW

CORONER'S ON LINE CERTIFICATES

 

please rsvp to karen@ottawamortuaryservices.com

or by calling 613-787-7777

$50.00 for members - $60.00 for non members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2016 ODFSA springApril 25, 2016, 3:41 pm by

ODFSA 2016 SPRING MEETING

 CELEBRATE FUNERAL PROFESSIONALS WEEK WITH ODFSA

May 3rd, 2016

@

KS on the Keys

1029 Daze St.

Ottawa, Ontario

613-521-0498 

www.ksonthekeys.com

Cocktails and Fellowship


5:30pm - 6:30pm

 

Dinner 


6:30pm

 

Guest Speaker to Follow

 

Shannon Goodwin

University of Ottawa

  as our guest speaker to speak about all the new changes in body and tissue donation program. 

COME AND CELEBRATE FUNERAL PROFESSIONALS WEEK

 

MENU

 


ODFSA AGM - 2015December 17, 2015, 6:41 pm by Graham

ODFSA AGM- 2015


     *Please RSVP to curtis@ottawamortuaryservices.com

 

Date: January 5, 2016

 

Where: KS on the Keys, 1029 Daze St, Ottawa

www.ksonthekeys.com

 

Time:    Fellowship    5:30pm

Dinner     6pm

                                 Guest Speaker     7pm-8:30 pm approx.

 

GUEST SPEAKER

 

Mr. Carey Smith

Registrar of the Bereavement Authority of Ontario.

Mr. Carey Smith will be talking about the changes to Funeral Services in Ontario and what to expect from the change in Regulators moving forward.

 

KS ON THE KEYS RESTAURANT • BAR • CAFÉ 

MENU

  
SALAD  
Garden Salad with Italian Dressing  Or  Caesar Salad   
 
ENTREES 
Cream Cheese Filled Chicken Breast Chicken breast stuffed with asparagus and herb cream cheese, oven baked and seasoned with Italian herbs served with seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes.
 
  Atlantic Salmon Salmon filet with lemon grass -  brushed with Italian herbs and olive oil   served with seasonal vegetables and basmati rice    
 
Pasta Primavera  Linguine mixed with mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus, black olives and cherry  tomatoes in a white wine butter cream sauce  
 
New York Strip loin 7 oz centre cut aaa New York strip loin  aged 50 days –  served with roasted potatoes and seasonal vegetables .  
 
DESSERT 
 
New York Style Cheesecake  
Pop  |  Coffee  |  Tea 
*Please RSVP to curtis@ottawamortuaryservices.com*

 


July 20, 2015, 12:50 am by
GOLF ANNOUNCEMENT 😊
 
We are pleased to announce our 8th Annual Golf Tournament to be held on Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 at the Cedarhill Golf and Country Club. 
Note:
The 2nd is correct! we usually preach the first Wednesday after labour day, but labour day is quite late this year in the usual golf season, hence the week before.
 
Registration and B.B.Q. lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Shot Gun start at 12:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
 
 We are asking you to register the good old fashion way: please send your registration request via email to theunforgettablesfund@gmail.com. If you are a foursome or are hoping to be paired up with a particular individual(s), simply add a note in your email.
 
The cost per person of $ 200.00  and includes your green fee,shared power cart, your passport, BBQ lunch, dinner and opportunities to win GREAT prizes.
 
Payments may be made by cheque, Visa or MasterCard. To pay by cheque, please send your cheque payable to The Unforgettables Fund, c/o Teri Boda, 403 Richmond Rd., Ottawa, ON, K2A0E9. To pay by credit card, please add your telephone number in the registration email and we will contact you to process the payment.
 
Thank you to our Major Sponsors already committed to supporting us at this years event:
 
And to our valued business partners
 

 


April 19, 2015, 7:50 am by Graham

Grief Resources Ottawa Workshop 

Spirituality, Meaning & Mourning

 

 

GROW events bring together those working in the field of bereavement, as professionals, volunteers, or students.

*Share and build knowledge

*Provide self-care and peer support

*Develop awareness of local resources

*Strengthen collaborative networks

 

All in the best interest of those we serve.

Please copy and paste the link below to register.

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=wzelbamab&oeidk=a07ealurra231bc7c3a


ODFSA announces the 2014 Unforgettables Fund Golf Tournament September 3, 2014, 12:30 am by Paul Raymond

The Unforgettables Fund Golf Day 2014.

The Ottawa and District Funeral Service Association is pleased to announce the 7th Annual golf tournament in support of The Unforgettables Fund, National Capital Chapter.

Wednesday September 3rd, 2014 - 12:30 Shot Gun Start
Cedarhill Golf and Country Club.

Your registration fee of $175 includes your green fee, power cart, BBQ lunch, dinner and opportunities to win GREAT prizes.

Registration and B.B.Q. lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Shot Gun start at 12:30 p.m.
Dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Great Door Prizes
Golfer Prizes Silent and Live Auction

TO REGISTER: http://www.theunforgettablesfund.com/events.php

 


Spring 2014 MeetingApril 16, 2014, 10:51 am by

ODFSA Spring Meeting 2014

 

DATE:     Wednesday, May 7, 2014

 LOCATION:     Villa Lucia, 3430 Carling Ave., Ottawa, Ont.(613) 596-1346

TIME:                 Fellowship & drinks at 5:30 p.m.

                             Dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker Presentations from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

 

COST:                 $50.00 for Members & $60.00 for Non-Members      
~ Cash bar will also be available.

 

DETAILS:           Our 2014 Spring Meeting will include 2 presenters: 

Edith Programs: 

Lucie Houle (Manager, Client Services, Champlain Community Care Access Centre)

Dr. Celestine Abedi (Executive Director Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program)

Maryse Bouvette (Coordinator of the Palliative Pain and Sympton Management Consultation Service Palliative Care Program Bruyere Continuing Care)

AND

FRONTRUNNER PROFESSIONAL's

Ashley Montroy -Frontrunner Professional (Marketing Your Funeral Services in the Digital World .)

 

Please RSVP to : graham@ottawamortuaryservices.com

 


2013 Annual General Meeting November 19, 2013, 5:30 pm by Paul Raymond

ODFSA Annual General Meeting  

 

*Please RSVP for this event to praymond@arbormemorial.com by Friday, November 15, 2013

 

                                                  DATE:                       Tuesday, November 19, 2013    

 

LOCATION:            Biagio's Italian Kitchen,

                                    1394 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2B 6R8 

 

TIME:                        Fellowship & drinks at 5:30 p.m.

                                    Dinner to follow at 6:00 p.m.

                                    ODFSA news & updates at 7:00 p.m.

                                     Guest Speaker Presentation to follow

 

COST:                        $50.00 for Members & $60.00 for Non-Members      
                                    ~ Cash bar will also be available.

 

PRESENTOR:         

KARL D. WENZEL, CFSP, MBIE

Coordinator Technical Education and Training

Embalmer, Post Mortem Reconstruction Specialist, Canadian Ambassador Fountain National Academy, Board of Director American Society of Embalmers

                                                                                    

          Transforming The Decomposed

A innovative look into handling cases of decomposition in the preparation room.  In order to effectively handle such cases we must understand the process of human decomposition.   We take a look at decomposition through the eyes of Dr. Bill Bass founder of Tennessee’s infamous “Body farm”.   Attendees will witness a human body go through the complete physical changes after death. Learn how to present cases for open casket viewing that are in severe decay.  We will discuss actual cases from all four stages of decomposition and effective techniques that were used to present an open casket viewing for the families.  Cases with severe skin slippage to trauma cases with decomp.  A look at a young women killed in the Haitian earthquake found after three weeks and the process used to restore her appearance so family may view one last time. Finally we will look into a case with severe “tissue gas” and the process of effectively overcoming.  View video of a facial resection illustrating the techniques used to restore the facial features for trauma and decompositional cases. Attendees will leave this seminar with a new outlook on difficult cases involving decomposition.

    

                  


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