Our Vision

Ensuring all British Columbians have access to affordable, informed and easy end-of-life arrangements.

Our Mission

Through a one-time payment for lifetime membership, we provide comfort and protection for members and their families by:

  • Compassionately assisting and supporting the planning of end-of-life arrangements;
  • Offering private and secure record keeping and membership platforms to manage and store confidential member information;
  • Providing education through both our website library and regular member communications about relevant end-of-life topics;
  • Making referrals to approved funeral providers through contracts that ensure the availability of affordable (discounted) end-of-life arrangements.

Our Values

Integrity:  Apply standards that ensure competent and affordable services.

Compassion: Support families and loved ones at end of life with empathy and understanding of their unique circumstances and needs.

Advocacy: Advocate for the rights of members in dealing with providers – and expand the choices for end of life as they relate to the industry, not-for-profits and government.

Respect: Honour each member in the disposition of their body, with the dignity and care that respects their wishes, diversity and family choices.

Education: Be a subject matter expert in our field - curating information and resources for the benefit of our members.


Land Acknowledgment

We respectfully acknowledge that the office of the Memorial Society of BC is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

We are privileged to partner with funeral providers across many traditional and unceded First Nations territories in regions throughout British Columbia.