October 21, 2017
Dear Members, Co-op week is an opportunity for Canadian co-operatives to celebrate the fact that they have collectively helped to build this country. It is always celebrated during the third week of October of each year. The Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa will celebrate Co-op Week 2017 with an open House on Saturday October 21st from 1 to 4PM Our featured speakers are from the firm of Marcil Lavallée, Chartered Professional Accountants. Piéric Langlais Gagné, CPA, CA and Nicolas Déziel Belleville, M. Fisc will speak on: Guidelines and Challenges For Trustees on Administering Estates They will address issues such as: What is Trustee’s personal Liability? What debts should we pay first? What can a non-professional manage and when should I seek professional help in settling an estate? How much does this cost? Other resources to help inexperienced trustees. Drop in any time after 1PM. There will be refreshments and information stations on legal, financial and funeral planning. VIP guests are also expected to drop by throughout the afternoon. Members, Friends and the public are welcome to the Open house. 419 St-Laurent Blvd. 1Km north of Montreal Road
October 19, 2017
THURSDAY OCTOBER 19TH 5:30PM. 1 hour presentation. Public and FCO members are all welcome. Presentation is about 1 hour. Register for ONE of the following dates. SPACE IS LIMITED. Please confirm attendance by contacting Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa 613-288-2689 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Pour l'information sur nos présentations françaises, consultez notre site web en français)
October 04, 2017
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4TH,2:00PM, 1 hour presentation. Public and FCO members are all welcome. Presentation is about 1 hour. Register for ONE of the following dates. SPACE IS LIMITED. Please confirm attendance by contacting Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa 613-288-2689 or email email@example.com (Pour l'information sur nos présentations françaises, consultez notre site web en français)
August 28, 2017
The Funeral Co-op of Ottawa is facing a change in our management. Isabelle Staniforth, our Managing Funeral Director, has left us to return to school. Isabelle did excellent work during the two years that she was with us. We will miss her and we wish her every success. We have now recruited a new Managing Funeral Director to take up the baton. Effective 28 August 2017, Jason Swan has joined our team as the funeral co-op’s Managing Funeral Director. Jason is bilingual, extremely committed to the co-operative model and eager to express his co-op values through the delivery of excellent, fairly priced, compassionate funeral services. We are confident that the quality of our service will become even better as he grows comfortable with his new responsibilities. Jason recently graduated at the top of his class at Humber College’s Funeral Services Education program. He has since spent time with First Memorial Funeral Services here in Ottawa, and also with our partner supplier Ottawa Mortuary Services. A married man and father of a young daughter, Jason’s personal interests include theatre and acting, martial arts, writing and bullet journaling. Please join us in welcoming Jason to our staff. Feel free to contact him through our office at any time. You will receive the highest quality of attention and service from a committed co-operator.
April 01, 2017
The Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa is open to invitations to do 1 hour presentations to community and faith groups. Please call our office to inquire at 613-288-2689 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
November 30, 2016
The Funeral Co-operative of Ottawa Inc. (FCO) is proud to announce that one of its Board Members, Jacqueline Pelletier, has received the Order of Ottawa. Ms. Pelletier has over 30 years of experience as a consultant and facilitator in government, as well as the voluntary and private sectors. She has been a member of the Board of FCO since 2014. "For over three years, we have offered professional, non-profit services adapted to the evolving trends and wishes of bereaved families in Eastern Ontario. "I am immensely proud to be part of this innovative cooperative that serves people of all cultures and religions, in both official languages" said Pelletier. “The Order of Ottawa honours remarkable residents for their service in both professional and civic-oriented endeavours,” said Mayor Watson at the ceremony last week. “It is a privilege to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of these influential people who enrich our city and have made a difference in the lives of others in our community.” Ms. Pelletier has a long involvement in communications and with the arts scene in the region. She regularly served as host and facilitator of prestigious national and international conferences. During the 1980s and 90s, she hosted several prime-time programs on TFO, (French TV Ontario), covering broadcasts of government projects, business, arts, social and community initiatives. Ms. Pelletier chaired the board of directors and fundraising for La Nouvelle Scène (LNS) from 1998 to 2001, during its initial creation. In 2012, she co-chaired the steering committee for the 2013-2016 Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture in Ottawa. An active Franco-Ontarian, she was involved with the creation of Le College La Cité. She has most recently assisted with the integration of numerous Syrian refugee families in Ottawa. She is the Past President of the Ontario Advisory Council on Women’s Issues, and is a Knight of the Order of the Pleiades of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Francophonie since 2000.