The society was founded by a small but passionate group of people, working in disparate disciplines, but sharing a common cause in providing for those undergoing end-of-life, death and bereavement. 

On March 7, 2013 the Green Burial Society of Canada was incorporated in British Columbia and shortly after that, on April 23, 2014 the first Annual General Meeting of the society was held in Richmond, B.C. with 18 persons in attendance.

Guided by the urging of many individuals, seeing increasing call from consumers, business and the public for information about green burial, it became clear that Canadians need a credible, ‘go to’ organization for green burial and green funeral information. 

We know Canadian consumers want to not only learn more about green burial and green funeral services but also want and need the tools and information to bring green burial to their community.