Direct Access to Certificates of Cremation Reinstated in Ontario

Direct Access to Certificates of Cremation Reinstated in Ontario

Rochelle Martin

Aug. 20, 2017

In October 2016, the Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario streamlined its system for the issuance of certificates of cremation. The new, centralized online system permitted access only to funeral industry service providers, shutting families out of direct access to applications for certificates of cremation. Families suddenly found themselves having to employ a funeral home, transport services, or crematorium to apply for a certificate of cremation on their behalf, if they chose cremation as the disposition option for their loved one.

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