The British Columbia Funeral Association is incorporated under the BC Society Act. In the spring of each year, the organization holds an Annual General Meeting in conjunction with its conference. All members are welcome to attend and vote. At this meeting, directors are elected to the board, financial statements are presented and approved, and any other necessary business is conducted.
The current Constitution and Bylaws were approved by the membership at the Annual General Meeting held on April 11, 2014 in Richmond, BC.
A number of committees support the work of the board. Several committees are required for board governance purposes and additionally, the board of directors may appoint standing and special committees as required, and for such periods as may be deemed necessary. These volunteer committees present an opportunity to become actively involved with the organization. The President and Executive Director are ex-officio members of all committees.
Members of the BC Funeral Association may apply to volunteer on a committee providing the opportunity to network with industry leaders and gain important mentor relationships. Committee volunteers have the ability to influence outcomes, champion a cause they believe in and influence change in the profession through leadership positions.
What is expected of a volunteer?
Each committee will be chaired by a BC Funeral Association board member. Time is our most precious commodity and the committee chair will ensure that any topics for discussion are forwarded to you in advance of a meeting. There is no need to worry about costly travel expenses or days away from the office, as much can be achieved now through electronic correspondence, online meetings and conference calling.