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We believe that you should make your choice about environmentally sustainable deathcare without needing to consider cost as the predominate factor.
We know that many people choose cremation because it is perceived as more affordable – but that is not necessarily the best determining factor from an environmental perspective.
To make that choice align with your values about the environment easier, we have made our fees the same for both cremation and full body burial.
We are committed to equity and social justice in offering our services to everyone – and we endeavor to have fees that are affordable for families while fairly valuing our skills and services.
Families with different incomes should all be able to make dignified end-of-life choices and so we offer a sliding scale of service fees, based on household income of the person who has died and/or person(s) responsible for paying for the services, at the time of the person’s death.
Income levels are based on Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) definition of income as found on Line 236 of your most recent CRA Notice of Assessment for each household member. This is a common approach to determining income and is used for Continuing Care and Child Care subsidies in Nova Scotia. The scale we use is based on the Nova Scotia Continuing Care, Home Care Fee structure.
Families interested in our sliding fee scale can meet with us, and bring a copy of their most recent CRA Income Tax Notice of Assessment Form. We use the total of income from line 236 to determine household income for the sliding scale.
Payment terms – all fees are due at the time of service and before delivery of the Statements of Death – by personal cheque, cash or e-transfer.
Additional services that you may choose (costs vary and estimates will be provided after consultation):