Ontario Government fees are unfair for natural burial grounds Ontario Government fees are unfair for natural burial grounds

Natural burial should be an option for everyone

Like a tax on the grieving,  Ontario Government imposes a 40% fee on the purchase of each cemetery plot — a rate that’s more than double the national average of 13%. For some, it means their end-of-life choice isn’t possible.

The fee goes into the cemetery’s Care & Maintenance Fund (CMF) for the  perpetual care of the cemetery. But because natural burial grounds don’t have the high maintenance needs of conventional cemeteries we’re asking the Ontario Government to lower the rate for natural sites to 20%.

There’s already over $1,700,000 in Ontario’s CMF fund!

 Please write your MPP and let them know you think natural burial should be an affordable option that isn’t subject to Ontario’s high 40% fee.