2023 Fredeen Lecture
2023 Fredeen Lecture

Join us for the 2023 Fredeen Lecture featuring Sarah Firby

The 2023 Fredeen Lecture, "Community-Centered Funerary Care: The Growing Presence and Impact of Funeral Co-operatives in Canada" featuring Sarah Firby will take place online on November 23.

Community-Centered Funerary Care: The Growing Presence and Impact of Funeral Co-operatives in Canada

Over the last 50 years, the co-operative movement has gained traction in the Eastern Canadian funeral industry, providing vital services to communities under a governance structure focused on transparency and local ownership to a vulnerable customer base. The discussion will focus on how the co-operative model is presented in the “death care” sector and the benefits experienced through this business approach. In so doing, it will explore the remarkable growth and impact of funeral co-operatives in Quebec and Ontario, where the co-operative movement has the largest presence in the industry. The presentation will conclude with a discussion on the role provincial policy and culture can play in the adoption of the co-operative model in unique industries.  

Presented by Sarah Firby, Recipient of the 2022 Hartley and Margaret Fredeen Scholarship in Co-operative Studies

Sarah Firby is a recent graduate of the Graduate Certificate in Social Economy, Co-operatives and Non-profit Sector (GSECN) program and Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy. Firby has worked, volunteered, and been a member of the Saskatchewan co-operative sector for 10 years with a passion for the unique benefits the model provides to communities.  

When: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Saskatchewan Time or Central Standard Time)
Location: This talk will held on Zoom

Register to this online talk at no cost here: https://uregina.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_018yuuPK8mPfrsG

About the Fredeen Lecture
The Fredeen Lecture is hosted annually and features the research of the most recent recipient of the Hartley and Margaret Fredeen Scholarship in Co-operative Studies. This scholarship is offered annually to a student who is conducting research on co-operatives, either entering or continuing studies in a master's or doctoral program at the University of Saskatchewan. Click here to learn more about the Hartley and Margaret Fredeen Scholarship in Co-operative Studies. 
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