According to Statistics Canada, the proportion of women working in the funeral industry has nearly doubled since 1995. And at Humber College today, women comprise about 75 per cent of students who enrol in the funeral services program. There are a few reasons why the time is now for more women to get involved in the funeral industry -- and why a career in this field shouldn't be overlooked.
Even as a young teenager, I knew I wanted to become a funeral director when I grew up. Perhaps an odd dream for a child, but I knew in my heart that I could help people by assisting them in saying their goodbyes. Now looking back on my career of over 25 years in the funeral industry, my views on the particulars of life have definitely changed for the better. There's so much to learn about life while working with death.