CANA's signature publication, The Cremationist, includes pertinent industry news and articles. It is the only magazine in North America devoted to the subject of cremation and memorialization. A complimentary subscription is included in your CANA membership.
CANA Update reports late-breaking industry news and provides CANA members with regular updates on association activities and programs.
NEW! TSA Cards with helpful information for families traveling with cremated remains - click here to place an order online.
Consumer-oriented brochures are available to CANA members in large or small quantities and can be printed with or without your company's imprint.
Current titles include:
- Cremation Explained — Answers to Questions Most Frequently Asked
- Cremation is Not the End
- Cremation Memorial Options
- Cremation and the Funeral
- Explaining Cremation to a Child
- Cremation Process: Step By Step
Annual Statistical Survey
CANA compiles the only cremation statistics for the entire North America continent. CANA members benefit greatly from this annual market intelligence which is included in your membership.
Cremation Operations Manual
For the Owner, Operator and Manager CANA and Kates-Boylston Publications have united to provide the first CANA Cremation Operations Manual. The manual offers detailed guidance for everyone involved in the process of cremation. Crematory owners in search of best practices as well as funeral home directors who use third party crematories will benefit from the manual as it addresses all aspects of crematory operations.
Public Relations Program
CANA promotes memorialization and pre-planning through an ongoing public relations program including newspaper and magazine articles.
All the latest information from industry statistics to articles of interest is available free to members on CANA's Web site — www.cremationassociation.org. It is the largest repository of information regarding cremation and memorialization that can be found online.
Online Membership Directory
CANA members benefit from the association's preeminence on the internet — more than 700,000 consumers use the CANA Web site annually to find information regarding cremation and memorialization. Exclusive to CANA members, this easy-to-use online Membership Directory lists members by location, business category and other searchable features. Supplier members are also listed by products/ services offered to the marketplace.
CANA Business Partner Relationships: OmniLearn®
Providing the customized and personal service for energy-related services that CANA Members should expect, Beacom Energy offers a multitude of benefits, including up-to-date industry news, expert energy advice, and other services beyond energy purchasing for this close-knit group.
Bluefin Payment Systems
Bluefin Payment Systems focuses on providing a single customized payment solution that meets the unique needs of CANA members’ businesses and offers significant discounts on credit card processing.
CANA members receive a significant discount on OmniLearn® products
. OmniLearn provides transformational, affordable learning for organizations of all sizes. Each employee can focus specifically on competencies critical to success on the job--allowing organizations to achieve higher levels of performance at a much more rapid pace. Mastery of competencies does not begin and end with a “training module.” With OmniLearn, it becomes an integrated part of a participant’s day.
The CANA Annual Convention is the preeminent gathering of cremation and memorialization specialists in North America. CANA members enjoy seminars and workshops focusing on everything from business marketing for memorialization to correct crematory procedures. The CANA Exhibit Hall showcases an assortment of the latest products and services from top industry vendors. Members benefit from registration discounts and special membership programming.
CANA Professional Development Seminar Series
CANA members enjoy outstanding annual seminar and workshop programs focused on marketing, legal and ethical issues, industry trends and more. Outstanding programs, speakers and opportunities for fellowship with
industry colleagues distinguish all CANA educational events. CANA members receive reduced registration fees for CANA seminars and workshops.
Crematory Operations Certification Program
This program — discounted for CANA members — trains and certifies crematory operators, funeral directors, owners, managers and staff through classroom instruction. The course meets all state and provincial requirements and also provides a sound education for attendees. CANA is endorsed by the Funeral and Memorialization Information Council (FAMIC) as the leading authority in conducting certification.
CEUs are available for select seminars and workshops.
Consultation with CANA Legal Counsel
Need a form reviewed? Have a timely legal or regulatory question? Members have access to CANA legal counsel for a 30 minute consultation.
Discounted Music Licensing
Enjoy the lowest rate available in the profession when you participate in the NFDA's Music License Program. The program, which NFDA has graciously extended to include members of CANA, covers all three licensing organizations—BMI, SESAC and ASCAP.
Networking, Networking, Networking
Ever feel like you are the only one to have that question? Want to rub elbows with industry leaders? Your CANA membership gives you the opportunity to meet and talk with the best in the industry. You'll quickly find out that your professional network of CANA members is an invaluable asset.
Join CANA today!