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The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) is the only association solely focused on cremation, so you can be confident you are talking to leaders in the industry. We are a source of referrals to experts in the many facets of cremation, including:Resource for the Media

  • Cremation Statistics and Trends: CANA’s cremation statistics highlight national trends.
    (Note: the Annual CANA Statistics Report can be provided upon request to members of the press).

  • Funeral service alternatives with cremation: Cremation is becoming the first choice for families who also want to memorialize their loved ones. CANA members can help you tell the human interest stories behind CANA’s revealing statistics.

  • Investing in Cremation: The leading cremation experts are on the CANA Board of Directors and are available as resources to you to answer industry-related questions.

  • Crematory operations and best practices

  • Environmental issues relating to cremation

When cremation-related news breaks, CANA members throughout North America are available to you for interviews.

As a member of the media, if you have questions or would like to talk with a CANA industry expert, please contact Executive Director Barbara Kemmis: 312.245.1077 or

CANA Press Releases

Our press releases, news items, and general announcements are available in the News Archive.