March 11, 2021 Council Synopsis of Minutes

Funeral and Cremation Services Council of Saskatchewan
Council Meeting
Thursday, March 11, 2021
9:00 a.m. 

Synopsis of Minutes


Present via teleconference and/or Zoom: Jeff Weafer, Chairperson; Amanda Starosta, Vice-Chairperson; Chelsea Krentz; Don Sheppard; Dustin Hall; Gay Patrick; Nancy Kirk; Robert Volk; Scott Moffat; Shannon Leson; Sandy Mahon, Registrar; Denny Huyghebaert, Deputy Superintendent of Funeral and Cremation Services

Minutes taken by: Tanya Chernick-Aldridge

Council was advised that there have been no complaints received since the last meeting of Council.  Thirty-seven virtual compliance reviews have been conducted to date in 2021.

Council was advised of the 2020 Death Statistics:

  • 10,020 Deaths – an increase of 7.7% from 2019
    • Burial – 3145
    • Cremation – 6873
    • Other – 2
  • Cremation rate – 69% – (2019 – 67%)

A motion was passed to accept the bylaw revisions as presented by the Legislative & Governance Committee:

  • Bylaw 2011 – License Expiration; and
  • Bylaw 2014 – Professional Development

A further motion was passed to accept the Audit/Finance Committee report as presented.

The next meeting of Council will be held on April 22nd, 2021.

In the interest of timely disclosure, this synopsis of Council Minutes is posted for your information only.  This is a summary only and is not to be used in place of the office version.  Official Council Minutes are not created until the transcript of the minutes is reviewed and adopted by Council at a subsequent monthly meeting.  To inquire into any matter arising from this summary, please contact the Registrar.