A couple visiting a natural burial ground

Our Goal

Let’s create natural burial grounds!

Most of us try to live in ways that reflect our values. If we try to live lightly or simply love nature, cremation and conventional burial can pose a conflict. If the idea of an eco-friendly ending inspires you, so too will this project, because with natural burial, we can live by our values, even in death.

The goal of the Natural Burial Association is to create stand-alone natural burial grounds in Ontario by helping communities get the tools they need to make natural burial a reality. We also want to build awareness of natural burial among the public, because many people haven’t heard of it, or they think it’s illegal, or they might assume that cremation is eco-friendly (it’s not!).

We are inspired by the stand-alone cemeteries which are successfully conserving land and offering people an end of life choice they value. We envision a peaceful sanctuary, with indigenous foliage and fauna, and trails to welcome the families and friends of those at rest in the earth below.

We are working collaboratively with land trusts, land owners, community advocates and municipalities to find a beautiful landscape which can be approved for cemetery use.

If reducing your final footprint and having your final rest in nature resonates with you, please sign up to receive news of our progress.