- At CCAOC we
have developed a specific training program unique to the needs and
realities in Canada.
- We do not offer online certification.
- Our process is based
on a combined class room and hands-on approach.
- We encourage
each trainee, it at all possible, to observe one of our facilitators in consultation
as well as in performing
an actual ceremony.
- Each trainee is required to fulfill all the requirements of
training and certification.
- Each trainee is required to sign a code
of conduct and agreement.
- Each Certified Celebrant is required to
perform a minimum of one Celebration of Life each year in order to
remain active as a CCAOC member.
- We believe that each Life
Celebration is unique and requires a tremendous amount of
flexibility on behalf of the Celebrant. To that end it is our belief
that all trainees need to have a grasp of the cultural norms in our
society as it relates to faith practices and principles.
many Life Celebrations do not include religious content a persons
faith heritage still plays a significant role in ceremony styles and
- As seasoned Life
Celebration Specialists we have many years of experience. Having
participated in thousands of funerals we tell
lots of stories and share lots of helpful tips on how to be the
- We are not text book focused, we are life focused.
- We are
active celebrants. It is our life and our passion. We
train from this perspective.