All Celebrants of CCAOC are in agreement with the following Code of
- To support the values of CCAOC in word and action and to
maintain the highest professional standard as a Celebrant.
- To always follow best business practices and provide the
best quality, service, and value to individuals, couples and
families. All fees, payment expectations, and non-refundable
will be clearly and fully communicated in advance. All initial
consultations with those investigating using a Celebrant will be
"no-obligation", with no high pressure sales tactics.
- To reply to all inquiries, questions, criticism, and
comments in a timely manner. To be accessible by as many
electronic means as possible. All contact and website
information is to be current and accurate.
- To work with individuals, couples, and families to craft
personalized ceremonies that reflect their values, style,
beliefs, personality, and culture provided that can be done in
good conscience by the Celebrant.
- To present each ceremony with communication excellence by
pronouncing names correctly, using
appropriate language, and adding personal touches.
- To ensure all details of each ceremony are accurate,
including names, dates, places, personal and historical
- To dress "business professional" at all ceremonies or to
honour any special attire requests made by the couple or family
provided this can be done in good conscience by the Celebrant.
- To arrive at the ceremony location 30 minutes before start
- To protect all personal information collected. No
information collected will be used other than for the purpose
for which it was received.
- To never take advantage of any clients by making
advancements of a personal or sexual nature.
- To never claim or infer ownership of content in a ceremony
that has been created by someone else. To be able to accurately
cite the name and author of any poem, reading, music, or
quotation used in the ceremony.
- To follow all local, provincial and federal rules, legal and
industry guidelines and professional protocols as they relate to
life celebrations and rites of passage.
- To be fair and objective in all dealings and never to
discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, race, creed,
colour, age or personal disability.