The History of GFD
GFD was created by a passionate group of bereavement service professionals in 1961. The goal was to serve the bereavement sector and the public by offering preneed sales on a not-for-profit basis. GFD has since evolved into a vibrant, Members based organization that has expanded to include bereavement professionals across Canada. Whether we’re investing & monitoring bereavement funds, providing exceptional Member support, or helping the public understand and pre-plan their last wishes, GFD is dedicated to the growth and vitality of the Canadian bereavement sector.
Our Board of Directors consists of 12 professionals (9 with direct bereavement sector involvement and 3 with specialized expertise) who are leaders in tune with the changing needs of the bereavement sector and the financial services it requires. Our staff is dedicated to developing products and services that our Members use to grow their business while serving their communities. Our mission is to provide the bereavement professional with solutions to support, promote and secure their future business.