Community Cemetery Assessment
About the Community Cemetery Assessment
At the direction of Council, Strathcona County is conducting an assessment to determine the need for a municipal community cemetery. The current cemeteries in Strathcona County include private and faith-based cemeteries. If approved by Council, a municipal community cemetery would be open to all and would offer a range of options on a spectrum of price points.
The project’s four phases include:
- Assessment of cemetery needs (completed in 2020)
- Review of the current market, the potential services and form of a new community cemetery (completed in 2020)
- Analysis of financial feasibility and operational structure (pending Council direction)
- Evaluation of potential sites (pending Council direction)
The results of Phase 1 and 2 are summarized in the Community Cemetery Assessment Report
Public engagement opportunities
Residents were invited to be involved in Phases 1 and 2 to share their perspectives and ideas through an online survey and public open houses.
The input received through the engagement will inform the planning process and next phases of work.