Accountability to Our Community
Below you will find an overview of some organizations that help us to improve, give us guidance, and provide options for legislative action. Included in the description you will find a link to each organization’s website for further reading. We hope this helps you understand the ways we hold ourselves accountable — to higher ethics, for better service, and with positive involvement in our community.
Member of the FCFCA
The Florida Cemetery Funeral and Cremation Association (FCFCA) is a not-for-profit organization to promote quality and ethical practices.
As a member, we commit to the dignity of the individual and are sensitive to the needs of the family during their time of grieving, “guided by a fundamental sense of compassion, integrity, and ethical practice.”
Learn more about the Florida Cemetery Funeral and Cremation Association.
Member of the ICCFA
The International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association (ICCFA) was “founded in 1887 as the Association of American Cemetery Superintendents…created by a group of 18 cemeterians whose goal was to improve the appearance and operations of their properties. The ICCFA promotes consumer choices, pre-arrangement, and open competition and has created more than two dozen model guidelines advocating state legislation on a variety of consumer-related issues. The association also assists consumers more directly through information resources, as well as through a complaint mediation service.
As a member, the Gulf Pines Memorial Park commits to promoting consumer choices in services and options, to create an environment that is pleasing and honorable, and to advocate for the consumer.
Learn more about the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association.
Member of the Cremation Association of North America
The Cremation Association of North America (CANA) was founded in 1913. CANA is an international organization of over 1,300 members who are active in promoting the importance of memorialization when cremation is chosen.
As a member, we are “concerned with the proper treatment and respect for those who have chosen cremation and that cremation is preparation for memorialization.” Learn more about the Cremation Association of North America.