Cremation Association of North America

CANA convention will feature “Quick take on Current Issues” panel

By Funeral Director Daily / July 10, 2023 /

      The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) will soon be convening their 105th Cremation Innovation Convention in Washington D.C. from August 9-11.  The organization composed of members from the funeral home, cemetery, crematory, supplier, and consultant world will feature a roster of outstanding individuals and topics in their learning workshops throughout the…

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CANA Peer Support tomorrow night

By Funeral Director Daily / June 19, 2023 /

      It’s already the eve of the 3rd Tuesday of the month –  when the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) presents its interactive peer support meeting for those in the Death Care profession.  All of the peer support network is accessible online via Zoom.   CANA says this about their peer support…

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CANA’s Certified Cremation Specialist Training opens regisitration in June, What’s new from NFDA’s podcast series, and some news from Anthem Partners

By Funeral Director Daily / May 22, 2023 /

    The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) has announced that the final cohort of the 2023 class for their Certified Cremation Specialist training may begin filing applications on June 1.  The program is an online program that spans 17 weeks and comprises eight courses.  According to the registration form that you can see…

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CANA wraps up Innovation Convention, looks forward to Green Funeral Conference

By Funeral Director Daily / August 31, 2022 /

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) recently wrapped up its 104th Cremation Innovation Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.  More than 60 exhibitors offered solutions for business to all kinds of convention attendees. Barbara Kemmis, Executive Director of CANA made these comments, “After two years of pivoting, it was wonderful to be surrounded  again by the…

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Industry leaders team up for “Growth and Expansion” webinar

By Funeral Director Daily / August 8, 2022 /

Industry leading consulting firm Johnson Consulting Group along with industry leading financial firm Live Oak Bank will be combining to offer a webinar on Wednesday, August 10.  The webinar title is “Opportunities for Growth and Expansion” and will offer advice on “financing in the funeral market such as first-time acquisition tips, ground-up expansions, renovations, refinancing,…

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CANA, NFDA offer valuable insights with conventions, programming

By Funeral Director Daily / July 18, 2022 /

The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is getting ready to host its 104th Annual Cremation Innovation Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, from August 17-19.  The event will have some of the most powerful speakers in the death care industry involved and on hand for operators to learn from. Brian Waters, funeral director, embalmer and host…

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News you can use

By Funeral Director Daily / June 6, 2022 /

Once again the information has piled up on my desk and I thought this would be a good time to get it out to our readers.  We have information about “Goals oriented succession planning”, inflation issues, a death care company starting a “Corporate Cultural Department” and installing a Chief Cultural Officer and more. . .…

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Peer Support Event

By Funeral Director Daily / July 19, 2021 /

In a piece of fortuitous timing, Funeral Director Daily published this article last Friday which extrapolated the number of deaths that United States funeral directors handled in 2020.  By all indications it turns out that the funeral profession in the United States served the families of over 3.4 million decedents in 2020. . . .…

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CANA’s Virtual Convention. . .an experience. . . the future?

By Funeral Director Daily / August 12, 2020 /

A few months ago and already into the travel related issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) was one of the first, if not the first, trade organization to announce that they would be foregoing their traditional convention and replacing that convention with something touted as a “Virtual Convention”.  In…

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Judge overturns crematory variance, what’s coming up in our profession

By Funeral Director Daily / July 27, 2020 /

Today’s afternoon edition tells of a Dayton, Ohio, decision by a judge that overturns a variance needed to operate a crematory.  Funeral Director Daily will also give you news of a large funeral home acquisition of six Ohio mortuaries.  Finally, we’ve got some other stories and a listing of some of the events for learning…

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