The Canadian Preplanning Council of Canada (CPC), is an independent, national, not-for-profit, volunteer-based organization. We are dedicated to fostering interest in and educating consumers on the benefits of preplanning, prefunding and protecting their funeral and final wishes in advance of need.
To provide programs and services that enhance and promote the value of funeral and final needs preplanning. We do this through a commitment to leadership, effective communication, education, strategic partnerships and public awareness.
As Canada’s most trusted, independent, national voice for consumer education in the areas of prearranged funerals and final needs preplanning, CPC works to promote a high standard of service and education with the operators of cemeteries, crematoria, funeral homes, funeral transfer services, and related bereavement suppliers and services in the area of consumer prearranged funerals, final needs preparation, and the protection of ones’ chosen executor.
The Canadian Preplanning Council of Canada is committed to:
- The right to consumer education – To share knowledge and skills needed to make informed, confident choices about prearranged funeral & final needs goods and services and executor protection.
- The right to be informed – To be given the facts needed to make an informed choice, and to be protected against dishonest or misleading advertising, labelling and sales practises.
- The right to choose – To be able to select from a broad range of products and services, offered at competitive prices with an assurance of satisfactory quality.
- The right to be heard – To have consumer interests represented in the making and execution of policy, and in the development of products and services.
- The right to be empowered – Provide leadership in educating and informing consumers about their prearranged funeral & final needs rights and responsibilities and how to act on them.
- The right to integrity – To establish ethical principles and best practices and conduct our business in ways that are consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards.
- The right to stakeholder involvement – To seek the advice of stakeholders, including other consumer groups, and assess the specific suggestions made, to incorporate, where appropriate, their advice into the Council’s policies and programs.