The History of GFD
Established in 1961, Guaranteed Funeral Deposits of Canada Fraternal (GFD) is an independent, not-for-profit, association of licensed bereavement establishments. Our organization invests, monitors and reports on bereavement funds. We invest the pre-paid funds into interest generating products such as Trust, Insurance and Annuities. We also provide training and marketing support to our Members which help them communicate the value of pre-arranging bereavement products and services to their communities.
Our Board of Directors, made up of 12 bereavement sector professionals, are in tune with the changing needs of the bereavement sector and are leaders in the industry. Our staff is dedicated to developing products and services that Members use to grow their business. We also offer the resources that assist the Ontario bereavement professional with the day-to-day management of their prepaid portfolio.