Beechwood Funeral, Cemetery and Cremations Service is a leader in Cemetery and Funeral services in the National Capital Region. Established in 1873, Beechwood is recognized as one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in Canada. It has been designated as a National Historic Site. Its breathtaking park-like setting boasts 160 acres of colourful gardens, century-old trees, ponds, enchanting fountains and over 35,000 spring tulips. Visitors can explore nature trails with different species of birds and butterflies floating overhead. Beechwood is also home to one of the largest hostas collections in Eastern Ontario and Western Québec.
Beechwood is renowned for its unique landscaping, as well as monuments and markers of considerable architectural and historical interest. For example, monuments to St. Charbel, Our Lady of Fatima, Élisabeth Bruyère and St. Marguerite d’Youville are visible on the grounds.
Beechwood is proud to have been chosen to be the National Cemetery of Canada as well as the National Military Cemetery, the RCMP National Memorial Cemetery, the CSIS National Memorial Cemetery and the Ottawa Police Service Memorial Cemetery. For over a century, Beechwood has served all cultures and faiths with care and compassion.
In addition to English and French Canadians, many other people also choose Beechwood. Beechwood is proud to have sections set aside and specifically designed to meet the interment needs of the Chinese, Egyptian, Greek, Lebanese, Latvian, Muslim, Polish, Portuguese, Ukrainian and Vietnamese communities.
Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services is owned by The Beechwood Cemetery Foundation and operates on a not-for-profit basis. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, it is the only organization of its kind in Ottawa.
Vision: Beechwood will be the leader in serving the funeral, cemetery, cremation and commemorative needs of the local community and all Canadians.
Values: Beechwood is guided by the following core values in its relations with families, partners, stakeholders and employees:
- Service Excellence
- Dignity and Respect
- Empathy, Sensitivity and Compassion
- Open, Honest and Transparent Communication
If your values correspond to ours and you are looking for a dynamic working environment, in a supportive family atmosphere, providing numerous benefits and advantages, please forward your resume to Allan Job, Director of Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate, in your cover letter, the position that you are applying for, and we will keep your resume for a period of 6 months.
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Journey to Serve
Journey to Serve is a unique marketing campaign launched in 2021 by the Funeral Service Foundation and the ICCFA Educational Foundation, with support from the Funeral Service Association of Canada.
This collaborative effort between organizations aims to engage, recruit and hire more military veterans to careers in the funeral service profession – including meaningful work in funeral homes, cemeteries, crematories, funeral vendors, finance companies, insurance partners, and all levels of support roles. When asked to name their top business challenges, owners of funeral profession businesses rank finding strong employees at the top of the list.
This campaign is an especially urgent call to action during times of crisis, such as a pandemic, when the ‘service’ part of the funeral profession really shines. Caring, competent, mission-driven employees are needed now more than ever.