Long Term Caregivers

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CBC News about Longterm care

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Funeral Pre-Planning Option

  • Pre-arranging - Providing type and details of the funeral in advance. 90% decisions to be made done in advance. Does not involve any form of payment in advance , so none of the financial benefits apply
  • Paying in full Paying in full at todays cost. Funds held by 3rd party financial instituion to generate fixed rate of interest. Family is guaranteed not to pay more for the funeral chosen. Excess fund returned to family/estate
  • Time Payments- Do not have to pay in full. Payment over 1 to 20 years. Insured against premature death in case the person passes away before the plan is fully paid.


Travel Protection

  • If a death should occur while out of  town or out of Canada , brining a loved one back home can be a complicated and expensive process
  • Travel protection can take care of the arrangements and incidentals
  • One toll free call is all it takes to begin the process of brining the person home
  • Travel companion feature allows the traveling companion to return home with the mortal remains


What to do when someone dies

In Ontario - https://www.ontario.ca/page/what-do-when-someone-dies

Death occurs in a foreign land please contact the Canadian Embassy there https://travel.gc.ca/assistance/emergency-info/death-abroad

To donate organs/tissue for transplant or entire body for scientific research - https://www.giftoflife.on.ca/en

Register the death certificate - https://www.ontario.ca/page/how-get-copy-ontario-death-certificate-online 


Priests/Pundits in the GTA

OKA members are free to consult with any priest. Following are some of the priests we are familiar with.

  • Ved. Pandit Soukur Dinkar Bhat (Konkani bhat normally in Canada from April to Sep): Tel No. 416-826-5948
  • Vidwan Ramkrishn Bhat, SVBF Temple: Tel No. 647-707-5727Ved. Suryanarayan Bhat, Udupi Vrindavan Tel: 416-548-4138
  • Ved. Suryanarayan Bhat, Udupi Vrindavan Tel: 416-548-4138
  • Sanjay Acharya: Tel No. 416-909-2427


Funeral Homes 

To search for a funeral home/service in Ontario visit Bereavement Authority of Ontario - https://thebao.ca/

Affordable Funeral Services are available throughout GTA areas - https://socialservicesfuneralassistance.ca

Families are free to choose any Funeral Homes.


Transport the Human Remains 

Air Canada Compassionate Services - https://www.aircanada.com/cargo/en/shipping/shipping-solutions/ac-compassion/

WestJet compassionate services - https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/book-trip/westjet-cargo/shipping-information/human-remains

Check with any other national/international airlines for their specific requirements

To India : https://www.cgitoronto.gov.in/eoi.php?id=transport_dead_body

Transport Cremated Remains

To Canada: https://www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca/en/cremated-remains 

To USA: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/whatcanibring/items/cremated-remains

To India: https://www.cgitoronto.gov.in/eoi.php?id=transport_ashes

Scattering cremated remains in Ontario - https://www.ontario.ca/page/arrange-funeral-burial-cremation-or-scattering

Contact CRA - What to do someone has died - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/life-events/what-when-someone-died.html



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