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(Revised), the predecessor of the FBCSA
in force since 1992, required a minimum
contribution of $150 to the fund, some
cemetery operators continue to sell interment rights for graves, etc., at prices that
would not cover these minimum required
contributions. Contributions to the fund
must also be made when a monument or
marker is installed. Varying contributions
(described in subsection 166 and 168 of
Ontario Regulation 30/11) must be made
when interment rights or scattering rights
related to the sale of niches, crypts and
scatterings are sold. Failure to deposit
these contributions into the C&M is a
criminal breach of trust.
The C&M must be established with
a trustee. A municipality may not only
act as a trustee of its own C&M, but it
may also act as the trustee of any other
cemetery operator's C&M. The trustee
(including a municipality who acts as its
own trustee) is bound by the Trustee Act
and must ensure that contributions to the
fund are placed only in safe and prudent
investments. The interest generated from
the C&M is released on a quarterly, semiannually or annual basis to the cemetery
operator to be used only for the care and
maintenance of the cemetery in perpetuity. Under certain circumstances, C&M
that are less than $50,000 may be held
in a care and maintenance trust account
at an eligible depositary, i.e., a bank. This
account must be designated as a care
and maintenance trust account (the capital or principal of the C&M cannot be
released without the written consent of
the Registrar, BAO).
It is important for the viability of the
cemetery that the price set for the sale of
interment rights is high enough to build
the C&M and provide for the other operating cost of the cemetery.
Because of the failure of some cemetery operators to establish and maintain
a C&M, Ontario municipalities are facing
the burden of accepting failed or nonviable cemeteries. The municipality's
obligation of accepting these abandoned
or unwanted cemeteries is described in
the FBCSA.
The knowledge and professionalism of municipal cemetery staff could
help small cemetery operators situated
within the municipality's boundaries by

providing cemetery operational guidance. If municipal staff encouraged the
small cemetery operator to comply with
cemetery legislation, the C&M would be
healthy enough to sustain and support
those cemetery operators instead of the
cemetery being abandoned. Sharing
cemetery knowledge throughout the
province will improve the cemetery
operation and management practices
for those smaller cemeteries. As each
private or religious cemetery becomes

more compliant, the burden on the
municipality will decrease.
Cemetery operations and management
training is available through the Ontario
Recreation Facilities Association across the
province. The need for formal cemetery education and training has been identified and is
being required for all cemetery operators in
the province. To arrange cemetery education
and training in your area, please contact the
Ontario Recreation Facilities Association or
the Bereavement Authority of Ontario. ■

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Fall 2017

ORFA Regional Training
Heritage Highlight: Varsity Arena – University of Toronto
Cemeterian: The Operation and Preservation of Cemeteries in Ontario and the Importance of Cemetery Care and Maintenance Trust Fund/Accounts
Technical Support Renewed
ORFA Professional Designations
Energy Champion – Taking Action
Providing Safe Access to IHSC Cooling Towers/Evaporative Condensers
Electrical Hazards: The Importance of Lock-Out/Tag-Out
Slip and Fall Outside of a Community Centre
Winds of Change
Recreation Facilities Asset Management
Member Profile – Kevin Gale, CIT, RRFS Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
ACC Facility Post-Season Scheduling Challenges
Index of Advertisers
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Intro
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - cover1
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - ORFA Regional Training
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Heritage Highlight: Varsity Arena – University of Toronto
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 11
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 12
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Cemeterian: The Operation and Preservation of Cemeteries in Ontario and the Importance of Cemetery Care and Maintenance Trust Fund/Accounts
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 15
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Technical Support Renewed
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 17
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - ORFA Professional Designations
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Energy Champion – Taking Action
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 20
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 21
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Providing Safe Access to IHSC Cooling Towers/Evaporative Condensers
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 24
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Electrical Hazards: The Importance of Lock-Out/Tag-Out
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 27
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 28
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Slip and Fall Outside of a Community Centre
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 32
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Winds of Change
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 35
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Recreation Facilities Asset Management
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Member Profile – Kevin Gale, CIT, RRFS Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - 39
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Safe Ice Resurfacer Operations Online
Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - ACC Facility Post-Season Scheduling Challenges
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Facility Forum - Fall 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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